BOLOGNA, 28-29 JUNE 2022

Sustainable Healthcare: Sweden as a guest in the Emilia-Romagna Region for new fronts of collaboration

Accelerating sustainability in Italian healthcare and promoting the internationalization processes of Scandinavian companies towards Italy and Italian companies in Sweden and, more generally, towards the Nordic countries.

This is the aim of the mission that will see the Swedish delegation as a guest of the Emilia-Romagna Region on 28 and 29 June. It will be an event on the theme of Sustainable Health, on the occasion of the visit of a delegation of Swedish companies and partners of the Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare and the Swedish Energy Agency to open the two days, where Swedish companies producing green solutions in the field of energy saving and waste management will be present, mainly aimed at the Healthcare sector and interested in interfacing with Italian companies of the sector for internationalization processes and to learn more about the Italian Health System and the Emilia-Romagna Region.

The Swedish companies that will participate are:

  1. Green Furniture Concept: Sustainable furnishings for hospitals
  2. Medclair: Climate-smart solutions for measurement, collection and destruction of nitrous oxide for the hospital and dental sector
  3. Paxxo: Innovative solutions for waste management and packaging
  4. Avidicare: Ventilation systems for hospitals
  5. Tarkett: Sustainable flooring designed for the care of patients and staff within healthcare facilities.
  6. Belok: Climate-smart solutions for the energy efficiency of buildings, including hospitals
  7. Notisum: Legal Compliance Software
  8. Nordic Energy Audit: Energy Efficiency Solution

In particular, on 28 June, from 9.30 to 18.00, the plenary conference will be held at the Golinelli Foundation, with interventions by various actors, both from the Swedish context and from our territory, operating in the healthcare and sustainability field. Newster System and GVS, members of Clust-ER Health, will participate in the session dedicated to Italian companies, bringing examples of activities in the field of sustainability, respectively, on the management of hospital waste and in production in the MedTech field. Politecnica, a member of Clust-ER Build, will instead take care of an intervention on the construction and design of buildings in the health and hospital sector.

On June 29, however, it will be the turn of visits to the district of Mirandola and the Sant’Orsola Polyclinic.

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Moderator: Ruben Sacerdoti, Director of FDI attraction, internationalization and research, Emilia-Romagna Region

09.30 – 09.35 – Conference presentation

Ruben Sacerdoti, Director of FDI attraction, internationalization and research, Emilia-Romagna Region

09.35 – 09.50 – Welcome greetings from the Authorities

Greetings from Emilia-Romagna Region

  • Raffaele Donini, Minister for Healthcare policies, Emilia-Romagna Region

Greetings from the Swedish Region of Skane

  • Annika Annerby Jansson, President of Regional Council of Skane

Greetings form the Swedish Embassy

  • Maria AKerlund De Francisco – Swedish Embassy Counsellor

09.50 – 10.05 – Greetings from Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare, Swedish Energy Agency and Beside You Group

Daniel Eriksson, NCSH CEO, Mikael Fj llstr m, Senior Business Developer

Swedish Energy Angency, Fulvio Mastrangelo, Managing Partner Beside You Group

10.05 – 10.20 – The challenge of sustainability in the Emilia-Romagna region

Morena Diazzi, General Director for Knowledge, Research, Labour and Enterprise, Emilia-Romagna Region

10.20 – 10.40 – Introduction to the Swedish Healthcare System

Annika Annerby Jansson, President of the Regional Council of Sk ne

10.55 – 11.15 – Italian Healthcare System – Focus on Emilia-Romagna Region System

Luca Baldino – General Director for People Care, Health and Welfare, Emilia-Romagna Region

11.15 – 11.35 – Intercent-ER (Regional Procurement System)

Adriano Leli – General Director Intercent-ER, Regional Agency for the development of digital markets

11.35 -11.55 – Swedish Sustainable Healthcare Trends

Daniel Eriksson – Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare

11.55am – 12.15pm – Focus on Swedish Climate-Smart Energy Systems

Mikael Fjollstrom, Senior Business Developer – Swedish Energy Agency

12.15 -12.35 – Italian Sustainable Healthcare trends – Focus on Emilia-Romagna Region

Emilia Romagna – TBA

Lunch Break

13.45 – 14.05Entering the Italian Healthcare sector: current state and opportunities for companies

Prof. Francesco Costa, Prof. Patrizio Armeni, SDA Bocconi, School of Management (Government Health and not for profit Division)

14.05 – 14.20 – Grønnköpingkið – the world’s greenest hospital:

Platform for the internationalization of smart healthcare with a focus on energy and climate and Introduction of the Mediterranean twin version in Italy – Virdea

Felicia Hedetoft – NCSH

14.20 -14.35 – Virdea: Mediterranean green solutions’ supply chain platform for Nordic and Mediterranean Hospitals

Speakers: Laura Gamberale, Beside You Group

14.35 – 15.55 – Presentation of Swedish Green Healthcare Solutions – Focus on Swedish Climate-Smart Energy Solutions

Swedish Delegation representatives

15.55 – 16.40 – Presentation of Italian manufacturers’ Healthcare Green Solutions

Newster System, GVS, Polytechnic

16.55 – 17.55Round Table – Deep Dive on Nordic-Italian collaboration

5.55pm – 6.00pm – Closing remarks


The Clust-ERs are financed by the European Funds of the Emilia-Romagna Region - ERDF ROP 2014-2020