Hospital Automation Summit 2024

Automation and robotics technology has the potential to support and save time for healthcare staff at hospitals, who are under increasing pressure. But the development of solutions does not happen by itself. Gain insight into the potentials and challenges for automation solutions in hospitals at the Hospital Automation Summit in Odense, Denmark.

Danish solutions for a global hospital automation need

The 3rd edition of the Hospital Automation Summit in 2024 will serve as “the place” for all stakeholders involved in automation and staff-assisting technologies. As a new initiative, the conference will be international and conducted in English.

Meet all stakeholders in hospital automation in one place

The Hospital Automation Summit is an annual conference where hospitals, users and suppliers of robot and automation technology meet, get inspired and, not least, discuss challenges and potential for automation solutions in hospitals.

At the conference, you can look forward to meeting technology companies, decision makers and clinicians who use the new technologies in the hospitals, staff from testing and integration departments for new technologies, and many more.

You can expect:

  • an international conference with multiple tracks
  • an exhibition of solutions
  • and opportunities for international networking

Hospital Automation Summit 2024 will focus on the following themes:

  • New automation solutions for hospitals
  • Procurement and implementation processes as well as legislative requirements
  • Research projects and public-private partnerships to bring automation to hospitals
  • Automation that supports the green transition

You can attend one of two tracks morning and afternoon.

Obs: This conference is held in English.

Program

09:00 Doors open – coffee and croissants

09:30 Welcome
by/ Bo Libergren, Regional Chairman, The region of Southern Denmark

10:00 Go to track 1 or 2 – See the two tracks below


Track 1

Theme: “New automation solutions for hospitals”

10:00 Should we wait for the humaniod robots?
by/ Uwe Haas, Former General Secretary, EU Robotics

10:25 What does it take to automate the sterile central and laboratory sample handling and how do you process the implementation with your staff?
by/ Erik Ny, Consultant, Logistics Consulting AB

10:50 Vitestro autonomous blood drawing technology
TBA, Vitestro

11:15 Networking and exhibition

11:35 Insight into an ongoing intralogistics project with advanced transport of materials in a hospital environment
by/ Mathias Jonasson, Project Sales Manager – Manufacturing & Intralogistics, AFRY

12:00 Creating together – how the robot assisted ultrasound scanning Hera® entered a Danish hospital via a public private partnership
by/ Keld Thorsen, CEO, and Rune Kristensen, CTO, Life Science Robotics

12:30 Lunch, exhibition, and networking

Theme: “Procurement and implementation processes as well as legislative requirements”

13:30 New automation solutions for Swedish Hospitals and the challenges connected to tender as SMV company
by/ Søren K. Andersen, CEO, LT Automation

13:55 The difference between success and failure for mobile robots working with service staff in Danish hospitals
by/ Kristina Tornbjerg Eriksen, PhD, Research Fellow, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design

14:20 Networking and exhibition

14:40 Innovative public procurement – how can these possibilities be utilised more?
by/ Rikke Thorlund Haahr, Chief Consultant, CO-PI (Center for public private innovation)

15:05 Developing strategic partnerships with private suppliers to ensure quality, reliability and competitive tender process
by/ Thomas Skovgaard, Business Unit Manager, Hospital Solutions and Mikkel Bjerregaard, CSO, Gibotech A/S

15:30 Networking and exhibition

16:00 Thank you for today and see you next year


Track 2

Theme: “public-private partnerships to bring automation to hospitals”

10:00 What can we learn from the Danish robustness commission?
by/ Ricco Dyhr, Hospital Director, Zealand University Hospital and Nykøbing Falster

10:25 How do we shape the healthcare system for tomorrow?
by/ Lars Bech-Jørgensen, Topic lead Life Science, Danish Industry (DI)

10:50 Panel debate: How do we solve the challenges for new acquisitions in hospital automation?

  • Ricco Dyhr, Hospital Director, Zealand University Hospital and Nykøbing Falster
  • Lars Bech-Jørgensen, Topic lead Life Science, Danish Industry (DI)
  • Gulshan Akhtar Din, Senior Advisor, Gain & Co.
  • Rikke Thorlund Haahr, Chief Consultant, CO-PI (Center for public private innovation)

11:15 Networking and exhibition

11:35 Possibilities and pitfalls in the Danish public private innovation model (OPI)
by/ Majbritt Rostgaard Evald, Master in Political Science, PhD in Intrapreneurship and Organization, Department of Business and Sustainability, University of Southern Denmark

12:00 Creating together – how the Buddy robot entered into a Danish hospital via a public private partnership
by/ Sara Lopez Alaguero, Co-founder and CEO, Yuman

12:30 Lunch, exhibition, and networking

Theme: “Automation that supports the green transition”

13:30 The strategic focus on green transition in Danish hospitals. How can automation play a role?
by/ Caroline Strudwick, Project Lead, Innovative construction and operation, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

13:55 DesignWISE – how do we design sustainable?
by/ Lotto Borg, Special Consultant, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

14:20 Networking and exhibition

14:40 How a network of hospitals, companies and researchers collaborates to move the hospitals from single use to recycling and reuse of materials
by/ Birgitte Østergård Sørensen, Business Manager, Danish Technological Institute

15:05 Presentation TBA
by/ TBA

15:30 Networking and exhibition

16:00 Thank you for today and see you next year


Speaker in the program – still an option

The program for the Hospital Automation Summit is still being prepared – and if you have a project / technology or an experience you want to share with a presentation, then contact Simone Walther, Danish Life Science Cluster.

Exhibit your automation solution

The Hospital Automation Summit offers an exhibition this year where companies can purchase a stand to showcase their robotic technological solutions.

Offer to exhibitors:

  • 4 sqm floor space, 1 café table with a tablecloth, Wi-Fi, power
  • Price: 2,500 DKK excluding VAT.

If you wish to exhibit, please contact Simone Walther, Danish Life Science Cluster

Join Hospital Automation Summit 2024, if you want:

  • Contact with robotic technology companies in health –
  • Contact with public entities operating in the intersection of automation and health
  • Insights into automation solutions that relieve and support hospital personnel
  • Knowledge of what is happening in healthcare in terms of needs and challenges
  • Networking and matchmaking with stakeholders in the healthcare field
  • Inspiration across borders

Hospital Automation 2023 facts

  • 130 industry and hospital stakeholders attended Hospital Automation Summit 2023
  • 12 companies exhibited at the conference
  • 22 speakers contributed

Hospital Automation Summit 2024 is arranged by Danish Life Science Cluster, Odense RoboticsTeknologisk InstitutCentre for Clinical Robotics and Syddansk Sundhedsinnovation.

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