News story

Opportunity to access the digital healthcare market in China

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Innovative British organisations are invited to join the UK digital health demonstration centre in China from the 19th to 23rd January 2015.

Join the UK digital health demonstration centre in the week of 19th January 2015 as it travels to Beijing and Guangzhou, 2 of the most opportunity rich cities in China.

The UK digital health demonstration centre is located in Zhejiang Province. Healthcare UK and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) China are building on its success and inviting innovative providers of digital health solutions and services to take part in the centre’s next event.

The NHS and its suppliers enjoy a great reputation in China, which is set to take its annual healthcare funding to $1 trillion by 2020. Digital health is seen as vital to achieving the Chinese government’s healthcare reforms.

Participating in the demonstration centre

The UK digital health demonstration centre will visit Beijing and Guangzhou during the week of 19th January 2015.

Participating in the demonstration centre will give you access to:

  • influential government officials
  • senior hospital officials
  • healthcare trade associations
  • private companies from the healthcare and Information and Commuications Technology (ICT) sectors

Participation is free, covering:

  • space in the demonstration centre
  • publicity
  • support from UKTI China and Healthcare UK

Contact Madhukar Bose to enquire about participation. Spaces are extremely limited.

UK digital health demonstration centre

The UK digital health demonstration centre is a government funded initiative. It takes a limited number of innovative providers of digital health solutions and services companies to important locations in China. It also offers a high-profile platform for a successful commercial entry into the Chinese market.

The first event took place in June when the ‘Healthcare is GREAT’ UK digital health demonstration centre opened at Ningbo Number 2 Hospital, Zhejiang Province.

Since then, nearly 200 senior Chinese healthcare officials, hospital leaders, professionals and key business people have visited the demonstration centre:

  • to meet participating companies
  • interact with their technology solutions
  • discuss commercial opportunities
A UK participant from Cerno discusses his services with Chinese visitors to the demonstration centre

What participants say about the UK digital health demonstration centre

Elaine Taylor-Whilde, CEO, Nine Health CIC

NHCIC have found the demonstration centre a rewarding and pleasurable experience. We have been able to fix several meetings for our return visits with companies, hospitals and other organisations wishing to genuinely take this forward.

We can whole heartedly recommend the programme for other UK companies interested in exploring any potential opportunities.

Gary Disley, Managing Director, Cerno Health

Overall a terrific event staged by UKTI and of significant commercial value to Cerno Health

Charlotte Mew, China Account Lead, TPP Ltd

We were really impressed with the level of delegates who attended.

They were all high level decision makers and this meant we made lots of good contacts and have some strong leads to follow up.

Read Madhukar Bose’s blog and join the conversation about doing business in China.

A UK participant from Grey Matters discusses her services with Chinese visitors to the demonstration centre