International network

From the beginning, the Centre for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT) primarily focused on international relations and projects, which means that CIMT today is considered part of the international elite.

Researchers, innovation and HTA consultants are often asked to speak at European and American conferences, and we are considered a strong partner in the fields of eHealth and health innovation.

CIMT is part of several EU projects and works together with hospitals, universities and regions in Europe and the rest of the world. The close relations and cooperation with our international partners ensure that we always know what is going on in the field of health innovation and can bring inspiration and experience from all over the world to the clinical wards at Odense University Hospital (OUH).

CIMT is also part of the Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network (TTRN), a research collaboration between universities in Denmark and California, USA. Each year the network collaborates on research projects, events/conferences as well as an international one-week PhD course open to PhD students from all over the world. In 2019 the course had 30 participants from countries around the globe. The network also develops joint publications and reports such as this report on telehealth innovation from December 2017.


OUH and CIMT receives approx. 25 delegations every year from especially Europe and Asia. They visit us to see examples of innovative medical technology as an integrated part of the routines at OUH and an important step towards New OUH.

Network on a map

CIMT has 15 years of experience with international cooperations, and we have contacts all over the world. On the map below, you can see where in the world our international relations belong.

Besides the formal relations shown on the map, CIMT also has a good cooperation with a number of embassies in both Asia and Latin America.


The Region of Southern Denmark is part of the European innovation partnership Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, which works for healthy and active ageing across the EU. Work in the partnership is divided into three topics:

  1. Prevention, screening and early diagnosis
  2. Treatment and cure
  3. Active ageing and independent life

The Region of Southern Denmark is part of all three topics and is a three-star reference site. Being a reference site means contributing to good examples to illustrate a comprehensive, innovative approach to healthy and active ageing. The good examples from the region include projects on fall prevention and rehabilitation.