Team Finland’s visit to Italy – focus on the transition in the healthcare sector

The Italian healthcare system is in transition so there is a need to re-think the entire healthcare system;

  • digitalization as enabler
  • how to collect and use data to improve healthcare processes
  • how to encourage and enable prevention
  • self-monitoring and telemedicine and
  • how to design sustainable future hospitals.

Italy and Finland have complementary expertise and competencies and the Team Finland network has identified ways to connect Italian and Finnish companies and stakeholders. This 3-day visit to Milan gives an interesting opportunity for Finnish companies to meet with potential Italian clients, partners, and key stakeholders.

Time: 10 – 12 May 2023
Place: Milan, Italy
Registration by 17 March:

The visit program is divided into 2 modules. On the first and third day, the programs are the same for all the participants. On  11 May, there are two parallel programs.

Module 1: Future Hospital Workshop in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano
The program is intended for Finnish and Italian experts representing academia, architects & engineers, research institutes, private hospital owners, selected companies, and public authorities in healthcare. The objective is to discuss and share ideas for a next-generation hospital concept combining the best expertise and innovations from hospital design and construction to digitalization and operational efficiency.

This one-day expert workshop is an opportunity for mutual learning and co-creation with the objective to identify collaboration opportunities.

Module 2: B2B Meetings with Italian counterparts
The program is intended for Finnish Healthtech companies, which participated in the pitching sessions arranged in 2022 and are ready to continue to face-to-face discussions with the Italian system integrators (Aizoon, Reply, Philips Italy) and Eteria (Construction & engineering consortium) as well as to present their offering to a private hospital group. They all scout for interesting solutions and technologies that Finland can offer.

Site visits
A site visit to MIND Milano, a world-class innovation district.
A visit to Galeazzi hospital, part of Gruppo San Donato, the biggest private hospital chain in Italy.
A visit to Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori to learn about the “city of health”, new hospital and research concept to be built in an ex-industrial area in Sesto San Giovanni that is planned to be operative in 2025.

Coaching for the participants
​​​​​​​Senior advisors in Business Finland internationalization services offer to the participants of the delegation extended coaching and support in building necessary sales pitches, that are to be presented during the delegation visit.


To cover the expenses of arranging the visit, Business Finland will charge a participation fee.

  • Major companies: 1400 EUR + 24% VAT per person
  • Minor businesses and SMEs: 1200 EUR + 24% VAT per person

Kindly note that the participation fee does not include flights or accommodation of the participant nor meals outside the business delegation program.

Note that participation is limited to one participant/company.

Read more information about the business delegation to Italy.


Contact persons

Ms. Silva Paananen
Counsellor, Trade and Investment, Embassy of Finland, Rome

Ms. Terhi Rasmussen
Senior Advisor, Business Finland, Denmark

Ms. Maria Westerholm (practicalities)
Senior Director, Delegations

Source: Business Finland