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    Annual Meeting 2017 – Health, Wealth and World Class

    Medicon Valley Alliance’s Annual Meeting 2017 is inspired by the Danish life science growth team´s recommendation published in March, which emphasized better health, more wealth and growth and more world class R&D within life science.

    This year we focus on the parallel processes where Denmark and Sweden are developing their national life science strategies, and where we hope to see the unique bi-national Danish-Swedish perspective reflected in both national strategies. A perspective that will also be addressed in the presentation of “State of Medicon valley 2017 – an analysis of life science in Greater Copenhagen”. The analysis will be distributed at the meeting.

    Based on the huge interest in last year´s topic, we have decided to continue the inspiring discussion about funding of innovation and the challenges relating to start-up, scale-up and commercialization of innovation.

    Date: Friday November 10, 2017
    Time: 12.00 – 18.00
    Venue: Crowne Plaza, Ørestads Boulevard 114-118, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark


    12:00 – 12:30

    Registration, networking and sandwiches

    12:30 – 12:35

    Petter Hartman, CEO, Medicon Valley Alliance & Anne Mette Hvass, Senior Sales Manager, BC Hospitality Group A/S

    12:35 – 12:50

    State of Medicon Valley – Life science in Greater Copenhagen
    Petter Hartman, CEO, Medicon Valley Alliance

    12:50 – 13:10

    How can Medicon Valley benefit from a Danish life science strategy?
    Ida Sofie Jensen, Director General, LIF – Danish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry

    13:10 – 13:25

    A Swedish Agenda for health and prosperity
    Anna Nilsson Vindefjärd, Founder and Secretary General, Research!Sweden, Member of the Swedish
    expert board on life science

    13:25 – 14:00

    The Swiss Health Valley
    Patrick Aebischer, Prof. Dr. med. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

    14:00 – 14:30

     Coffee break & networking

    14:30 – 14:45

    Lundbeckfonden – Better life through new knowledge
    Christian Elling, Managing Partner, Lundbeckfonden Emerge

    14:45 – 15:00

    Life science VC investments in an evolving funding landscape
    Jonas Jendi, Investment Manager, Industrifonden

    15:00 – 15:20

    Turning discovery into innovation through collaboration
    Anna Gran, New Ventures Lead, Nordics , Johnson & Johnson Innovation

    15:20 – 15:40

    Lounge interview

    15:40 – 16:10

    Coffee break & networking

    16:10 – 16:30

    Danish National Biobank a unique national institution, a unique regional opportunity
    Lasse Boding, Head of Coordinating Centre, Danish National Biobank, Statens Serum Institut

    16:30 – 16:50

    How to fund life science innovation – the Zealand Pharma perspective
    Britt Meelby Jensen, President and CEO, Zealand Pharma

    16:50 – 17:10

    Why do we believe in Nordic Life Science?
    Elisabeth Björk, VP, Late Clinical Development, AstraZeneca 

     17:10 – 17:30

    Navigating healthcare transformation by pursuing greater value
    Henrik Rindel Gudbergsen, Chief Medical Officer, IBM Nordic

    17:30 – 17:35

    Summary and conclusions
    Søren Bregenholt, Chairman of the MVA board, Corporate Vice President, Novo Nordisk A/S

    17:35 – 18:30

    Networking & tapas


    The list of speakers will be updated on an ongoing basis.

    Patrick Aebischer
    Prof. Dr. med.
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

    Elisabeth Björk
    VP, Late Clinical Development

    Lasse Boding
    Head of Coordinating Centre
    Danish National Biobank
    Statens Serum Institut

    Søren Bregenholt
    Chairman of the board
    Corporate Vice President
    Novo Nordisk A/S 

    Christian Elling
    Managing Partner
    Lundbeckfonden Emerge

    Anna Gran
    New Ventures Lead, Nordics
    Johnson & Johnson Innovation

    Jonas Jendi
    Investment Manager

    Petter Hartman
    Medicon Valley Alliance

    Britt Meelby Jensen
    President and CEO
    Zealand Pharma

    Ida Sofie Jensen
    Director General
    LIF – Danish Association of
    the Pharmaceutical Industry

    Anna Nilsson Vindefjärd
    Founder and Secretary General
    Member of the Swedish governments
    expert board on life science

    Henrik Rindel Gudbergsen
    Chief Medical Officer
    IBM Nordic  


    Morten Sommer
    Technical University of Denmark 



    Raise questions and follow discussions

    For this year’s annual meeting we will use a system called Slido. Slido is a simple system which can be used for asking questions to speakers and to follow the discussions among the audience. The moderator will follow the dialogue on Slido and will pick questions to be asked to the speaker after each presentation. Questions can also be asked during the Q&A after each presentation.

    To use Slido open your web browser (e.g. Safari/Google Chrome) on your smartphone.

    Type in

    Enter the following code: 1726      Choose MVA Annual Meeting 2017

    Please find a more detailed description of how to use Slido here.

    MVA’s Annual meeting is the annual flagship event of Medicon Valley Alliance. We invite prominent regional, national and international speakers to address key topics such as life science innovation, commercialization of R&D, public private partnerships, talent attraction and other issues of importance for the realization of our vision for the Medicon Valley cluster. Last year’s annual meeting entitled “How to fund life science innovation”, was attended by 250+ prominent regional life science stakeholders and among other things included a guest appearance by then US. Ambassador to Denmark, Rufus Gifford.







    Do you want to become a sponsor of the Annual Meeting? Contact David Zepernick, or (+45) 24 98 16 68.


    Participation is free of charge for members of MVA and members of the press (late cancellation* /no-show fee DKK 500 excl. VAT).
    For non-members, the participant fee is DKK 1.500 excl. VAT, please see our event policy for non-members participation (late cancellation* /no-show fee DKK 500 excl. VAT).
    Registration ends on November 8, 2017.
    * If you cancel after the registration ends, it is considered late cancellation.