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

Nicole Mastrell

Event Manager & PA to CEO


+45 6141 8634

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: 12.00 – 18.00
In-person: Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport, Ellehammersvej 20, 2770 Kastrup, Denmark
On-line: You will be provided with a link to our live streaming

This year we will be offering our Annual Meeting for in-person as well as on-line participation! 

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we are currently fully booked for the on-site participation, but you are very welcome to register for our waiting list.




The program below will be updated on an ongoing basis.

12:00 – 12:30Registration, networking and sandwiches
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
12:50 – 14:00Framework conditions for life science and innovation
12:50 – 13:15Make innovation make a difference – do´s and don’ts if you want your innovation policies to work
Christian Ketels, International expert on country competitiveness, Visiting Executive, Harvard Business School
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
13:45 – 14:15 Coffee break & networking
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
14:30 – 14:45Darja Isaksson, Director General, Vinnova
14:45 – 15:00Amanda Hayward, Partner, Eir Ventures
15:00 – 15:20Lounge discussion
15:20 – 15:40Coffee break & networking
15:40 – 17:00Innovation during COVID-19
15:40 – 15:55Necessity is the mother of invention – how an unprecedented global need facilitated new constellations within biotech
Martina Kvist Reimer, Executive Vice President, Red Glead Discovery 
15:55 – 16:10A 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
16:10 – 16:25Evy Lundgren-Åkerlund, CEO, Xintela AB
16:25 – 16:40Mapping the adaptive immune response to SARS-CoV2
Stephan Thorgrimsen, CEO, Immunitrack
17:00 – 17:10Summary and conclusions
Søren Bregenholt, Chairman of the board, Medicon Valley Alliance, CEO, Macrophage Pharma
17:10 – 18:00Networking & tapas


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

Christian Ketels
International expert on country competitiveness
Visiting Executive, Harvard Business School
Enrique Álvarez Fernández
Managing Director and General Manager
Merck Group
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).
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 28th, 2020.
* If you cancel after the registration ends, it is considered late cancellation.