Norway for life science

The biggest key players from the life science industry in Norway came together in Malmö with a common goal: to promote Norwegian life science and build Nordic collaboration.

The life science industry in Norway is booming and collaboration across Nordic borders is of increasing importance. That is why Oslo Cancer Cluster arranged the stand “Norway for Life Science” this year at the Nordic Life Science Days in Malmö.

Among the participants of the stand were governmental institutions, cluster organisations, private companies and academic institutions.

 

Promoting collaboration

On Wednesday, a delegation from the Norwegian Embassy in Sweden attended for an informal meet and greet with the Norwegian life science milieu. This was an excellent opportunity to share knowledge about Nordic cooperation and to strengthen joint activities within the life sciences.

See the video with Kirsten Hammelbo, Minister / Deputy Head of Mission, Norwegian Embassy below.

 

Standing together

The participants of the stand were altogether positive about the initiative and agreed it was a constructive platform to build new relationships. We asked some of the participants the same question: Why is it important for you to be here at NLS days?

“Our main focus here at NLS Days is Nordic collaboration, both public and private, to promote the life science industry.”
Catherine Capdeville, Senior Adviser, Innovation Norway

“It is important to follow what is happening in the industry and in other innovation environments. We are here to nurture our existing contacts and find new partners.”
Morten Egeberg, Administrative leader, UiO Life Science

“Firstly, it is important to show that Norway stands together. This is a significant meeting place. We consider the Nordic countries to be our home market, so we try to present what we do here. It is important for one actor to take responsibility, like Oslo Cancer Cluster does, so that we can collectively gather here.”
Anita Moe Larsen, Head of Communication, Norway Health Tech

“In the long term, we have research projects where we are looking for contacts in the life science industry – both partners of collaboration and potential clients. We are here to promote the centre and let everyone know that we exist.”
Alexandra Patriksson, Senior Adviser, Centre for Digital Life

“We are here to strengthen our collaboration with the best research environments in neuroscience. We want to show that the health industry in Norway is growing and what we can do when we stand together.”
Bjarte Reve, CEO, Nansen Neuroscience Network

“We are happy to contribute to make Norwegian life sciences visible and to show what Norway can offer as a host country, and attract potential investors and collaborating partners in research and innovation. And especially to make visible and be a part of the Norwegian community in this field. It is unusual in Norway that so many different players, both public and private, stand together in one stand – with one common goal.”
Espen Snipstad, Communications Manager, LMI

 

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NLSDAYS-ECCP 2014: Present your oncology innovation

Present your oncology innovation to the global life science industry at the largest partnering conference in the Nordics – Nordic Life Science Days featuring the 6th European Cancer Cluster Partnering (ECCP). Please note that application deadline is May 19th. 12 innovation projects will be selected to present a pitch.

ECCP and the Nordic Life Science Days features a special Oncology Track during the conference that takes place in Stockholm September 7-9 2014. NORTTH – The Nordic Tech Transfer Network/Health and the organizers invite researchers and oncology start-ups to apply to present their pre-commercial cancer projects to pharma industry and potential investors at the conference.

Great opportunity for oncology start-ups
12 pre-commercial cancer research projects will be selected by a review group consisting of oncology experts and technology transfer office representatives. Organizer Olav Steinnes from the largest Norwegian Tech-Transfer Office, Inven2, says: “This is a great opportunity for start-ups to promote their project, to receive feedback from the audience that can direct the research in the right commercial direction, and last but not least to connect to the key people. This event is above all a unique chance for investors to find the licensing opportunities of tomorrow.”

Criteria to be met:

  • Oncology related project (Rx or Dx)
  • Research conducted at a Nordic academic institution
  • Proof of principle demonstrated
  • Ambition to create a start-up or license out within the next 1-2 years

The application should be a maximum 2 page synopsis covering a short description of the technology and IPR situation, development status and planned project milestones over the next 2 years, description of product, intended use and target market.

Submit your application by May 19th, 2014 to olav.steinnes@inven2.com. Questions regarding the application may be directed to Olav Steinnes on Mobile +47 900 51 219 or E-mail: olav.steinnes@inven2.com.

Reduced rate
For registration and information about the NLSDays – ECCP 2014 please see www.nlsdays.se.
Oslo Cancer Cluster members receive a reduced special offer to participate – read more on this here.

Nordic Life Science Days and ECCP2014 merge

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Oslo Cancer Cluster and French partner Cancer-Bio-Santé are joining forces with SwedenBio to offer the global Life Science industry the largest partnering conference in the Nordics – Nordic Life Science Days featuring the 6th European Cancer Cluster Partnering.

Already now oncology biotechs, early stage companies and academics may submit an application for presenting at NLSDays-ECCP 2014 – see more info here.

The 6th European Cancer Cluster Partnering (ECCP) will be integrated in the Nordic Life Science Days in Stockholm September 7. – 9, 2014 as a special Oncology track. Cancer clusters from different European countries have already indicated their interest to team-up for the combined ECCP Oncology stream and the joint event.

“This collaboration is an excellent opportunity to further strengthen the European Cancer Cluster Partnering Platform we have built together with our partner Cancer-Bio-Santé since 2009. The joint event offers enhanced partnering opportunities with more than 800 international delegates and allows us to bring ECCP to Scandinavia once again”, says Oslo Cancer Cluster’s international advisor Jutta Heix.

Olivier Duchamp, Managing Director for Nordic Life Science Days is extremely pleased with the success of last years’ event and says: “This year, our aim is to enhance the Nordic region furthermore and be very focused on recent trends and success stories. We obviously contribute an add-on value to the international partnering arena.”

The 2014 website is launched, and delegates are welcome to register at www.nlsdays.com. Download the press release from the web launch here (pdf).

About Nordic Life Science Days (NLSDays)
Nordic Life Science Days attracts leading decision makers from the Life Science sector, not only from biotech, pharma and medtech, but also from finances, research, policy and regulatory authorities. It is the largest Nordic partnering conference for the global Life Science industry, bringing together the best talents in Life Science, offering the excellent networking and partnering opportunities, providing inputs and content on the most recent trends.

About European Cancer Cluster Partnering (ECCP)
Since 2009, ECCP – the European Cancer Cluster Partnering has been established as an annual partnering arena for the international oncology community. ECCP offers a vital networking arena and is the direct result of the close collaboration between two of Europe’s strongest cancer clusters, the French Cancer-Bio Santé Cluster and the Norwegian Oslo Cancer Cluster. The key goal of ECCP is building partnerships to accelerate innovation in cancer treatment.