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Breakfast seminar: Capitalise on life science clusters

Wednesday, 6 April, 2016 - 07:45 to 09:00
The Stockholm-Uppsala region is home to roughly 65% of the life science companies in Sweden. In addition there are major investments being made in the healthcare system both in Uppsala as well as in Stockholm with the new state-of-the-art hospital New Karolinska Solna (NKS), which opens the doors for the first patient during 2016. A further strength is the presence of well renowned universities with students and researchers within the life science area. In addition, Kista Science City complements the life science competences with the cross-disciplinary field of Information and Communication and the long term know-how present in Kista. Taken together this region is a strong life science cluster in Europe.
How can your organisation benefit from being present in a life science cluster? We still are in an era of consolidation in the life science industry with a large number of merger and acquisitions, and a redistribution of R&D resources towards external activities and collaborations. In addition, there is an increasing competition from the emerging markets globally combined with the challenge of rising healthcare costs. As a result, small and medium sized enterprises (SME´s) as well as universities and healthcare are important as additional drivers for continued innovation and growth. How can you take advantage of external research capabilities and strong regional networks? 
 
During the breakfast seminar the panellists will share their views and different perspectives on how to derive most benefit from life science clusters. 
 
Panellists: 
Anna Gran, External Innovation Liaison for the Nordics, J&J Innovation, 
Ulf Janzon, Policy & Communications Director at MSD, 
David Johansson, Chairman of the Board, Hagastaden Property Developers,
Stefan Vlachos, Acting Department Head, Innovation Center & Head of Strategic Innovation Development, Karolinska University Hospital and Professor 
Mary Walshok, University of California San Diego. 
 
Moderator; 
Richard Cowburn, Project Manager, Corporate Affairs at Karolinska Institutet.  
 
Where: Stockholm Business Region Development, Drottninggatan 33 (map) 
When: Wednesday the 6th of April, 2016 at 08:00 to 09:00, breakfast is served from 07:45
How: The registration is now closed, please contact anna.frejd@ssci.se for inquiries about the seminar.
 
Please note that this seminar will be held in English.
If you need to cancel your registration, please contact anna.frejd@ssci.se.