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Date:20 May
Time:15.00 - 16.30

Medicon Valley Alliance R&D Network meeting – Focus on Research Infrastructure

A well-functioning research infrastructure is a key fundamental to support science and to accelerate innovation within academia and industry. Researchers and individual companies requires access to complex technologies and often lack some of the expertise required in-house to address all aspects of complex research questions. Many national, regional and private initiatives have invested in significant resources to enable researchers access to highly advanced equipment, resource collection as well as technical expertise to support individual research and cutting-edge science.

This Medicon Valley R&D Network meeting will provide examples from national, regional and private resources available for life science companies in the Medicon Valley region. State of the art large European infrastructures such as Max IV and ESS and more specialized open innovation resources from Leo Pharma Open innovation will be highlighted. Resources provided by RISE, Bioneer, Testa center and Open Lab Skåne will be presented as well as how researchers and industry can benefit from collaborating with them.

Date: Thursday 20th of May 2021
Time: 15.00 – 16.30
Venue: Online
Moderator: Kajsa M. Paulsson, Project Manager, HALOS

Video recording:



15.00 – 15.10 Welcome and introduction
Petter Hartman, CEO, Medicon Valley Alliance
15.10 – 15.20 Join the growing HALOS community and take advantage of our largest resources for research and innovation!
Kajsa M. Paulsson, Project Manager, HALOS
15.20 -15.30 RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden – Offering within pharma and chemical processes
Anna Ridderstad Wollberg, Senior Project Manager, RISE
15.30 – 15.40 Testa Center – A test bed for biology and technology for production of biological products
Jesper Hedberg, Director, Testa Center
15.40 – 15.50 Open Lab Skåne 
Magdalena Almén, Coordinator Biofilms – Research Center for Biointerfaces, Open Lab Skåne
15.50 – 16.00 Bioneer – R&D facilities that accelerates drug discovery and development
Christian Clausen, Chief Scientific Officer, Bioneer
16.00- 16.10 How openness in the pharma industry creates new and more opportunities
Niclas Nilsson, Head of R&D Open Innovation, LEO Pharma
16.10-16.30 Discussion and Q&A
Moderated by Kajsa Paulsson, Project Manager, HALOS



The MVA R&D Network
The Medicon Valley Alliance R&D Network is a professional and social network for C-level R&D executives (CSOs, CMOs, VPs), university professors and PIs, and top-level managers in the hospital sector. The network focuses on sharing best practice and experiences, as well as discussing current challenges for industry-academia collaboration and the commercialization of R&D in the Medicon Valley region, such as how we can strengthen collaboration and knowledge-sharing between academia and industry to stimulate start-up, scale-up, commercialization and growth and wat is required to turn great science into successful innovations.

Joining the network is free of charge but is limited to Medicon Valley Alliance members. Non-member organizations and companies are welcome to attend one network event to evaluate the relevance in joining the network.

For more information please contact Sofia Norås


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