Event info
Date:02 Nov
Time:12:00 - 18:00
Venue:Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport, Denmark
Contact person
Louise Fur Høier

Louise Fur Høier

Event Manager & PA to CEO

MVA Annual Meeting 2020

A substantial component of the success story of Medicon Valley is the global outlook of key stakeholders. Fortunately, the Danish-Swedish Medicon Valley life science cluster is international by nature. But how do we use this to our advance and what is needed if we are to use the combination of Danish and Swedish life science expertise as the stepping stone for the ambitions to position the Nordics as a global life science innovation hub?

Only a region working actively to become an attractive destination for life science companies, investments, talents and academic excellence can aspire to become a true world class life science cluster.

To discuss how to ensure the competitiveness of our region in a globalized world, Medicon Valley Alliance has the pleasure of inviting you to an afternoon with  inspirational regional, national and international speakers.

Date: Monday November 2, 2020
Time: 12.30 – 17.00
On-line: You can access the live streaming here

This year we will be offering our Annual Meeting for online participation! 

Recording of MVA’s Annual Meeting 2020


Click here for a mobile-friendly program.

12:30 – 12:35Welcome
Petter Hartman, CEO, Medicon Valley Alliance
12:35 – 12:50State of Medicon Valley – Life science in Greater Copenhagen
Petter Hartman, CEO, Medicon Valley Alliance
View Slides Petter Hartman
12:50 – 14:00Framework conditions for life science and innovation
12:50 – 13:15Mobilizing the Öresund Region for Innovation: The Case of Life Sciences
Christian Ketels, Global expert on economic competitiveness and clusters
View slides Christian Ketels
13:15 – 13:30The need to change the healthcare system for the benefits of patients and society: Merck’s perspective
Enrique Álvarez Fernández, Managing Director and General Manager, Merck Group
View slides Enrique Álvarez Fernández
13:30 – 13:45Digital transformation for commercial life science – what are the learnings for a post COVID-19 world?
Berkeley Vincent, Managing Director Nordic Cluster, Janssen Europe, Middle East &
View slides Berkeley Vincent
13:45 – 14:15 Coffee break
14:15 – 15:20Investment focus
14:15 – 14:30Funding opportunities for innovation in life science: New partnerships in the eco system
Anne-Marie Levy Rasmussen, CEO, Innovation Fund Denmark
View slides Anne-Marie Levy
14:30 – 14:45We need system innovation in life science and society as a whole. But how?
Darja Isaksson, Director General, Vinnova

View slides Darja Isaksson
14:45 – 15:00Eir Ventures: Regional investment with an international perspective
Amanda Hayward, Partner, Eir Ventures
15:00 – 15:20Lounge discussion
15:20 – 15:50Coffee break
15:50 – 17:00Innovation during COVID-19
15:50 – 16:05Necessity is the mother of invention – how an unprecedented global need facilitated new constellations within biotech
Martina Kvist Reimer, Executive Vice President, Red Glead Discovery

View slides Martina Kvist Reimer
16:05 – 16:20A versatile vaccine platform – antigen display on the surface of the capsid like particles
Morten Agertoug Nielsen, Associate Professor, CMP, Dept. of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen
16:20 – 16:35The potential of Stem cells in treating covid-19 ARDS
Evy Lundgren-Åkerlund, CEO, Xintela AB
View slides Evy Lundgren-Åkerlund
16:35 – 16:50Mapping the adaptive immune response to SARS-CoV2
Stephan Thorgrimsen, CEO, Immunitrack
View slides StephanThorgrimsen
16:50 – 17:00Summary and conclusions
Søren Bregenholt, Chairman of the board, Medicon Valley Alliance, CEO, Macrophage Pharma


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

Christian Ketels
Global expert on economic competitiveness
and clusters
Enrique Álvarez Fernández
Managing Director and General Manager
Merck Group
Berkeley Vincent
Managing Director Nordic Cluster
Janssen Europe, Middle East & Africa
Anne-Marie Levy Rasmussen
Innovation Fund Denmark
Darja Isaksson
Director General
Amanda Hayward
Eir Ventures
Martina Kvist Reimer
Executive Vice President
Red Glead Discovery
Morten Agertoug Nielsen
Associate Professor
Dept. of Immunology and Microbiology
University of Copenhagen
Evy Lundgren-Åkerlund
Xintela AB
Stephan Thorgrimsen
Petter Hartman
Medicon Valley Alliance   


Sarah Lidé
Senior Strategy and Project Manager
Medicon Valley Alliance
Søren Bregenholt
Chairman of the board
Medicon Valley Alliance
CEO, Macrophage Pharma

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 titled “Ambitions and Visions”, was attended by 250+ prominent regional life science stakeholders.


Do you want to become a sponsor of the Annual Meeting? Contact David Zepernick, dz@mva.org 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).
Non-members can access the event by invitation only. Please contact us at nm@mva.org.
Registration ends on October 31st, 2020.