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UK market on the horizon for 5 Southern Sweden Healthtech firms

Trade & export
Life sciences

The UK and Sweden have long been global leaders in life science innovation and research, and now, due to a new programme, both countries will have the opportunity to strengthen business development and collaboration opportunities within healthtech. 

The southernmost part of Sweden is home to a growing number of disruptors in healthtech working on a wide of range of products, services and treatments. Now, five companies based in Skåne – Ablemind, Efemia(Invent Medic), Medow, Paindrainer and Pharmiva, will get the chance to learn the ins and out of the UK market via a growth programme specially designed for tech SMEs within Healthtech.    

The Masterclass Series: Healthtech programme, organised by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK, in collaboration with Invest in Skåne, will run until October and focuses on increasing knowledge about the British market and getting access to a unique business network; providing opportunities for long-term establishment and growth in the UK.  

Peter Sandberg at Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK

”The UK is investing extensively within the field, opening up great opportunities for Swedish healthtech businesses. For us at the Chamber, it is a matter of providing easy market access and great connections to support them in their expansion and trade journey,"  says Peter Sandberg, Chief Executive at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK.

Sweden and the UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding end of May this year, “to promote cooperation between the participants across local, regional and national healthcare, research and innovation systems in support of the development of dynamic, effective and attractive life science ecosystems.” The Masterclass Series: Healthtech programme will provide an opportunity to make this a reality. 

Ready to Scale 

The five selected Skåne companies are ready to establish and grow on the UK market and will be able to participate in pitch sessions, workshops, and individual coaching to selected businesses.   

Jeton Jasharaj, Invest in Skåne

“What makes this particular programme unique,” says Invest in Skåne’s Director of Trade Promotion, Jeton Jasharaj, “is that the Chamber is using its fantastic resources, extensive network and channels in the UK. For the participating companies, it’s a huge advantage, offering amazing opportunities and shortening the journey to successfully entry and establishment of their business and products in the UK market.” 

The programme covers topics such as operational set-up in the UK, identifying customers and partners, the UK marketing landscape and the procurement process. In addition, Ablemind, Efemia, Medow, Paindrainer and Pharmiva will partake in a two-day coaching programme, in person in England together with NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, the world's largest workforce development programme for healthcare professionals. It will also increase the understanding of the funding ecosystem, networking with investors, NHS entrepreneurs and key stakeholders as well as help the companies understand what British-based investors are looking for and coach companies to perfect their pitch.  

“The UK is an interesting market both for export and business expansion – being one of the largest financial centres in the world, London provides lots of opportunities for Swedish companies and can also be a stepping-stone for international expansion,” says Invest in Skåne CEO, Ulrika Ringdahl. 

The Masterclass Series: Healthtech is organised by the SCC UK, on behalf of Invest in Skåne, and is an activity within the Southern Sweden International project which is financed by the EU's Regional Development Fund - the project is a partnership between Region Blekinge, Almi Företagspartner Blekinge, Region Skåne and Invest in Skåne AB.

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