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"A narrative builds a sense of belonging, security, and lowers the perception of risk-taking"
FILIPPA KULL: Kendall Square in Boston is considered to be the world's most innovative place. Geographically, it is well-defined, but once you're there, you understand that it's more of a "state of mind". Thanks to the strong sense of belonging, those who succeed reinvest in innovations – a sign of a thriving ecosystem.
Startups get a fast track to Europe
Strengthened conditions for tech startups in 14 countries – this is what the "Rise Europe" initiative provides. Here, the top universities and startup hubs in Europe have joined forces. KTH Innovation and the startup incubator Sting are the only Swedish representatives.
"We are on the verge of a revolution in the treatment of childhood cancer"
Childhood cancers are a large group of rare diseases, which are often very different from cancers in adults: biology, the possibility of preventing disease, and the risk of late side effects caused by the treatment. In Sweden, whole genome sequencing is offered for all types of childhood cancer.
"A fantastic opportunity to bring more AI into healthcare"
Max Gordon, Associate Professor and an orthopaedic surgeon, is rewarded for his research on AI in healthcare through the award AI Swede of the Year. TechSverige awards this to someone who has contributed to the development and visibility of Swedish AI.
NLSDays is approaching. 10th anniversary this year!
Nordic Life Science Days (NLSDays) is a unique meeting place dedicated to visitors to make new business contacts and network in the Nordic life science sector. Alexandra Hoegberg tells us who you meet here and what strengths Sweden needs to highlight more to attract investment.
Petter Brodin awarded for his work in paediatrics
Every four years, the Swedish Society of Medicine awards the Oscar Medin Prize for outstanding research contributions in paediatrics. This year's recipient was Petter Brodin, professor at the Department of women's and children's health at Karolinska Institutet, and paediatrician at the Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital at Karolinska University Hospital.
Awarded Life Science and Health Career Fair, CHaSE, is approaching
Experience the pulse of opportunity in life sciences and healthcare at Stockholm's premier career and jobs fair – CHaSE. On November 17th and on November 24th the stage is set for a dynamic convergence of industry giants, startups, NGOs, and Karolinska Institutet's community.
"Innovation and production must reach patients"
The survival rate for patients affected by certain cancers has radically improved owing to the progress regarding advanced drugs within ATMP (Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products). To better reach patients, Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital tie research, manufacturing, and clinic even more closely with the Karolinska ATMP Centre.
"Together we enable research in the future"
SciLifeLab's knowledge and expertise are reflected by SciLifeLab Training and supported by the Training Hub to enable lifelong learning. The key to a long-term, sustainable, national infrastructure that contributes to high-quality Swedish-based research of international rank, is science-focused and research-complementary knowledge.
The future of life science, according to super entrepreneur and Sting CEO Krim Talia
With about ten started companies and fifty investments, Krim Talia has a good eye for the industry. Since June, he has been CEO of the accelerator and incubator Sting. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on the future of life science startups, Hagastaden, and what it takes to get more people to invest in their innovation.
New research project in the fight against pancreatic cancer
In January 2023, the PANCAID project started – a new chapter in the battle against pancreatic cancer. This international, interdisciplinary research consortium combines oncology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and clinical research expertise, providing a broad perspective and vast knowledge.
Maximising Impact: EIT Health Scandinavia's Role in Advancing Healthcare Innovation During Sweden's EU Presidency
As Sweden assumed the Presidency of the Council of the EU on January 1, 2023, the spotlight turned to Sweden’s efforts in various sectors. Under the EU Swedish Presidency the focus was set on resilience, pandemic response, mental health, health data, and addressing health inequalities.
Guided tours in Hagastaden – the culmination of the Swedish EU Presidency
The conference "Life Sciences – the Era of Personalised Medicine" on June 26-27 at Karolinska Institutet in Solna finalized the Swedish EU presidency. Hagastaden has the highest concentration of life science in Europe, and Stockholm Science City was honored to guide tours here.