• Nordic Health Lab develops healthcare innovations for current and emerging health challenges.

    As the world changes, so does our health and sense of wellbeing. New challenges call for new healthcare practices.

  • We need to rethink healthcare. That’s why we’ve created Nordic Health Lab.

    We accelerate healthcare innovation by embracing a holistic and human-centred approach to developing the healthcare practices of tomorrow.

Nordic Health Lab…

  • … looks for new paths that could take us to undiscovered healthcare solutions.

  • … develops and tests new healthcare practices in a real-life testing arena.

  • … puts the healthcare practices of tomorrow on the health agenda of today.

  • … is a platform for collaboration across industries, sectors, and skill sets.

  • … actively engages creative disciplines in developing new healthcare practices.

  • Healthcare innovations for present and emerging health challenges

    The healthcare system cures diseases. It’s been like that for as long as we can remember. If you’re sick, you go see a doctor. If you need medication, you go to the pharmacy. If you get in an accident, you may end up in the hospital. Why? To get well — pure and simple.

    But as our societies experience cultural, technological and economical changes, so does our health. The global state of health is going through tremendous transitions. These changes create new challenges for our healthcare systems and alter the way we think about health.

  • We need a new perspective

    With new challenges comes new potential. Nordic Health Lab’s mission is to pursue and create promising new innovations in healthcare — because the practices of tomorrow will be significantly different to the ones we know of today.

    We don’t claim to be able to do this on our own. On the contrary, we believe that reaching out to other sectors and industries is a prerequisite. That’s why we combine scientific knowledge with social and creative approaches and make use of new technological advancements. It is within this intersection of different skills and capabilities that groundbreaking healthcare practices must develop.

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  • Rune Holdt
  • Ann-Marie Olsson
    Head of Communications
  • Tanja Danner Nielsen
    Partnerships Lead
  • Tamira Snell
    Insights Lead
  • Camilla Falck
    Project and Communications Assistant
  • Sophie Philipsen
    Project assistant and nurse
  • Maiken Lise Marcker Espersen
    PhD, Senior Project Manager
  • Maalthe Baungaard
    Student assistant


  • Bente Klarlund Pedersen
    Member | Chief Doctor at Rigshospitalet, Professor in integrative medicine at Copenhagen University, and Head of the Tryg Foundation's Active Health Center
  • Bente Ourø Rørth
    Member | Hospital Director, North Zealand Hospital
  • Erik Nygreen
    Member | Head of Administration, Hillerød Municipality
  • Henning Langberg
    Member | Director, Copenhagen Healthtech Cluster
  • Henrik Schødts
    Chairman | Deputy Chief Executive and Project Chief Executive, New North Zealand Hospital
  • John Renner Hansen
    Member | Dean, Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Copenhagen University
  • Vibeke Abel
    Member | Director of Citizens' and Social Services, and Elderly and Health, Hillerød Municipality
  • Kristian Schrøder Hart-Hansen
    Member | Director, Leo Innovation Lab