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Date:11 Oct
Time:12:00 - 18:00
Venue:Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, Copenhagen S

MVA Annual Meeting 2018

For the last 20 years, life science in Medicon Valley has been the most innovative, fastest growing and most job creating sector in the Greater Copenhagen region and we have been growing together!

To sustain and develop the region’s momentum, we need to effectively remove barriers to the scale-up of our innovative life science companies, strengthen collaboration, and brand the region internationally. Thereby we can realize the ambition of Medicon Valley becoming the leading life science cluster of not only the Nordics, but Northern Europe.

To discuss how to get from start-up to scale-up and beyond, Medicon Valley Alliance has the pleasure of inviting a list of inspirational regional, national and international speakers to our annual meeting.

We are looking forward to seeing new and old members, partners and other Medicon Valley stakeholders for an afternoon of discussion and networking.

Date: Thursday October 11, 2018
Time: 12.00 – 18.00
Venue: Crowne Plaza, Ørestads Boulevard 114-118, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark



The program below will be updated on an ongoing basis:

12:00 – 12:30

Registration, networking and sandwiches

12:30 – 12:35

Petter Hartman, CEO, Medicon Valley Alliance

12:35 – 12:50

Status for the implementation of the Danish life science strategy
Rasmus Jarlov, Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, The Danish Parliament

12:50 – 14:00

Framework conditions for life science and innovation

12:50 – 13:05

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

13:05 – 13:25

Beyond the pill – Catalysts, collaboration and the co-creation of value are shaping the future
Sarah Lidé, Strategic consultant, PwC Sweden

13:25 – 13:45

Key learnings from life science strategies abroad
Richard Wright, General Manager, Roche Denmark

13:45 – 14:15

 Coffee break & networking

14:15 – 15:15

Investment focus

14:15 – 14:30

Leveraging China Life-science market growth and transformation for unprecedented value creation
Niclas Adler, Executive Chairman, NGT-Partners

14:30 – 14:45

The challenges and opportunities of the life science sector
Ingrid Teigland Akay, MD MBA, Managing Partner, HadeanVentures

14:45 – 15:00

Let’s shape tomorrow life science companies together!
Carsten Borring,  AVP and Head of Listings & Capital Markets, Nasdaq Copenhagen

15:00 – 15:15

Lounge discussion

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break & networking

15:45 – 17:00

Industry perspectives

15:45 – 16:05

BII – Bringing research to market
Thomas Nagy, Director, BioInnovation Institute

16:05 – 16:25

Testa Center – an innovation center to grow industrialization of BioProcess biology and technology innovation
Lotta Ljungqvist, President & CEO, GE Nordic Region

16:25 – 16:40

Pharma Open Innovation – how sharing and transparency could and should be part of a successful collaboration model
Niclas Nilsson, Head of Open Innovation, LEO Pharma A/S

16:40 – 16:55

Immunovia – from great science to game changing products
Mats Grahn, Chief Executive Officer, Immunovia

16:55 – 17:00

Summary and conclusions

17:00 – 18:00

Networking & tapas


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

Petter Hartman
Medicon Valley Alliance

Rasmus Jarlov
Minister for Industry, Business
and Financial Affairs
The Danish Parliament

Sarah Lidé
Strategic consultant
PwC Sweden

Richard Wright
General Manager
Roche Denmark

Niclas Adler
Executive Chairman

Ingrid Teigland Akay
Managing Partner



Carsten Borring
AVP and Head of Listings & Capital Markets
Nasdaq Copenhagen

Thomas Nagy
BioInnovation Institute

Lotta Ljungqvist
President & CEO
GE Nordic Region 

Niclas Nilsson
Head of Open Innovation
LEO Pharma A/S

Mats Grahn
Chief Executive Officer

Søren Bregenholt
Chairman of the board
Medicon Valley Alliance






Morten Sommer
Technical University of Denmark




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 “Health, Wealth and World Class”, was attended by 250+ prominent regional life science stakeholders.



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 October  9, 2018.
* If you cancel after the registration ends, it is considered late cancellation.