Health Business Breakfast: Internationalization and success stories – U.S. market

Welcome to the next Health Business Breakfast networking event for Health and Life Science companies from the Oulu region. This time, we will discuss insights and company experiences related to the US market. The event will provide you with information about the Nordic AMPlify program and the key issues to consider before deciding to relocate to the US. You will find out how Optomed and QuietOn have realized their internationalization strategy and what were the main drivers in their business expansion overseas. You will hear about different approaches and ways to gain access to the US market so learn from first-hand experiences and choose your own path to successful internationalization.

Time: 19.9.2023, 8:30 – 10:00
Place: BusinessAsema, Oulun innovaatioallianssi (OIA) Olkkari, Hallituskatu 36B, Oulu


8.30 – 8.35 Opening note / BusinessOulu

8.35 – 8:45 Breakfast and networking

8:45 – 9:00

The Nordic AMPlify program / Val Kratzman, Senior Advisor, Business Finland

Learnings from the Nordic AMPlify program: North Carolina as a strategic entry point to the US health market / Sandra Liede, Terveysteknologia ry – Healthtech Finland

9:00 – 9:10 BusinessOulu’s services and initiatives for companies aiming for the US market /Jussi Leponiemi, Key Account Director, ICT, BusinessOulu

9:10 – 9:20 Optomed as a pioneer in the implementation of AI – a journey to the US market / Laura Piila, Vice President Devices, Optomed

9:20 – 9:30 How to sell wellbeing products online in the US / Janne Kyllönen, CPO, QuietOn

9:30 – 10:00 Q & A, networking

Join us at BusinessAsema and meet other innovative Health & Life Science companies from Oulu. Start your day by getting inspired by new ideas and a discussion that may lead to establishing new business contacts.


Contact persons

Heidi Tikanmäki

Key Account Director, Health and Life Science, BusinessOulu

Joanna Seppänen (practicalities)

Coordinator, Health and Life Science, BusinessOulu