Japan stands as the world’s 3rd largest economy and healthcare market in the world. With a population of approximately 120 million people, of which over 30% are projected to be 60 years or older within a decade, Japan’s healthcare market will continue to grow –projected CAGR 4% from 2018 to 2024.
At the same time Japan is lagging with regards to digitalization of the healthcare market, and both the public and private sector stakeholders are actively looking for new digital solutions. The use of electronic medical records hover around 30-40% in Japan (compared to close to 100% in Nordics), and healthcare/pharmaceutical was a top-10 most funded sector by VC firms in Japan in 2019.
We have researched and interviewed relevant digital health ecosystems in Japan, and look forward to sharing these results in this webinar.
Nordic digital health startups and growth companies, Nordic healthcare and life science clusters, Nordic research institutions, Nordic trade promotion offices, Nordic regional business development centers and innovation ecosystems, Nordic regional investment promotion agencies, Nordic healthcare and life science investors.
Agenda (Subject to edits):
- Keynote: Mr. Masaru Otsuka, Head of Digital Acceleration at Takeda Pharmaceuticals
- Presenting Digital Health Opportunities in Japan Report Findings: Mr. Magnus Blondell, Business Sweden Tokyo
- Case: Nordic Digital Health Company Presentation
- Next Steps: Nordic Activities in Japan within Digital Health
- Closing and Contacts
Mr. Masaru Otsuka, Head of Digital Acceleration at Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Otsuka is an accomplished business executive who holds extensive global expertise in senior sales channel, marketing, operations, IT, e-business and strategy.
Mr. Magnus Blondell, Business Sweden Tokyo.
Mr. Blondell has over 15 years experience of growing healthcare businesses in Japan, both as a business consultant and in business development and marketing in the medical device industry. He started up Mölnlycke Healthcare’s business in Japan from 2003 and is currently Business Sweden’s healthcare lead in Japan.
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