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The European MedTech Week

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Once again MedTech Europe is organising European MedTech Week from 13-17 June this year.

The 2016 theme is how medtech can support people throughout their everyday lives, from diagnosis to cure. MedTech Europe’s national associations and companies are organising activities right across Europe.

You can find out more about what’s happening through their interactive map as well as joining the conversation on Twitter (#medtechweek), Facebookand LinkedIn.

All stakeholders in health, including patients, doctors and carers, come together for this week-long initiative and the website outlines their perspectives on how devices and diagnostic tests are shaping our lives and our health.


Tomorrow, on June 14th experts from Uppsala University Hospital join forces with the research body STUNS (Foundation for Collaboration between universities in Uppsala, business and the public sector) for a seminar on how best to collaborate and develop patient-centric medical technology: Ensuring patient-centric medtech: Multi-stakeholder collaboration in Sweden.


On Wednesday, June 15th the Swedish region of Umeå will promote the ground-breaking work of local innovators and their medical technology solutions. Stakeholders from healthcare and universities, as well as industry representatives and investors, will come together to share insights on the role of medical technology in improving health and contributing to economic growth in the region: Inspiring local medtech innovations showcased in Sweden.


On Tuesday, June 16th, there will be a seminar on the theme “Research excellence in the west of Sweden”. The western region of Sweden has a long history of research excellence. Medical technology innovations that improve patients with hearing impairments as well as technologies that support healthcare professionals analyse medtech imaging, are just some of the tools that have been established in the region and make a real difference to patients.


On Friday, June 17h there will be a seminar on the topic “Enhancing healthcare digitisation in Sweden”. The Swedish government has pinpointed digitisation in healthcare as a key priority to enhancing the healthcare sector. One project that delves into the potential of this innovative area, ‘Medtech4Health’ is partnering with the Swedish innovation agency ‘Vinnova’ for a high-level conference on how best to improve the technical interoperability between healthcare providers in regions across Sweden.

Here is what’s going on in Sweden this week.