A business delegation visit to Hamburg for health and life science companies

Learn more about the German healthcare market and Hamburg, as a business location during a business delegation visit organised by Hamburg Invest-in. The programme includes meetings with key stakeholders, site visits, and information about the German healthcare market and potential market entry opportunities for Swedish, Finnish, and Austrian companies.

The Hamburg Metropolitan Region is the center of Germany’s North. It comprises the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and seventeen districts, Lübeck, Schwerin, and Neumünster of the adjoining federal states Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It has a total population of approximately 5.3 million. In Hamburg, the health economy has been steadily growing for years, thus having an important share in the overall economic performance.

Time: 15 – 17 May 2024
Place: Hamburg, Germany

Registration by 1 March (the number of particpants is limited).

PROGRAMME / topics to be covered – (additional topics can be added/confirmed in the program):

  • Site visit hospital (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf): Overview on purchasing and procurement strategies, structure of emergency care – https://www.uke.de/english/index.html
  • Site visit to a private hospital – (t.b.c.)
  • Site visit to a Nordic Life Science/Pharma company) – (t.b.c.)
  • Meeting statutory health insurance provider: Introduction to the German social security and healthcare system and cooperation with innovative startups (Techniker Krankenkasse) – https://www.tk.de/en
  • Digitization of Germany’s healthcare system: Overview on the transformation
  • Overview on life science research and innovation infrastructure synergies in Northern Europe (HALRIC)
  • „The German healthcare market – Opportunities for Swedish companies (Germany Trade and Invest) – https://www.gtai.de/en/invest
  • “Hamburg’s health ecosystem” (Life Science Nord) – https://www.lifesciencenord.de/en/
  • The do’s and don’ts of doing business in Germany from a Swedish perspective – exchange of experiences
  • Information about the regional support that can be given to Swedish companies (Hamburg Invest and Scoreline) – https://en.hamburg-invest.com/
  • Pitching, get-together & reception (the-labs.space) – https://the-labs.space/
  • Dinner with the Swedish community


Participation in the full programme: SEK 35 000:- excl VAT/moms (incl. lunch and dinner every day)

All participants cover direct travel costs (flight and hotel). Hamburg Invest covers transports included in the programme during the business trip.

More information.


Contact persons

Jesper Öhrn
Head of International Trade & Business Development, Västsvenska Handelskammaren

Christer Dyrwoold
CEO, Scoreline. Hamburg Invest Representative and Project Manager business trip