Event info
Date:01 Mar
Time:09:00 to 14:00
Venue:Ørestad, Denmark

Science Forum 2013

Medicon Valley or Massachusetts?
Join Science Forum 2013 – free for MVA members
Where would you like to work in the future? Medicon Valley, Massachusetts or Mumbai?
If Medicon Valley is to succeed in global competition with more than 250 other life science clusters, it is crucial that we create world class research environments and attract the very best professionals on the global market. Otherwise the most competitive companies are likely to leave Medicon Valley.
At Life Science Forum 2013 companies, universities and politicians will debate how Medicon Valley can win the battle for global talent, competing against regions such as Boston, Oxford-Cambridge, Beijing and Singapore.
Date: Friday, 1 March 2013
Time: 09:00 to 14:00
Venue: Auditorium at Edvard Thomsens Vej 14, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark

08:30 – 09:00Registration and Coffee
Introduction – Setting the Scene
Speaker: Stig Jørgensen, CEO, Medicon Valley Alliance
Major issues for the industry in attracting and retaining skilled global professionals in Medicon Valley
Speaker: Tine Horwitz, CEO, Consortium for Global Talent
Partner Attractivity: Industry talent requirements and challenges – reasons to collaborate with Medicon Valley
Speaker: Anders Ekblom, CEO, AstraZeneca AB
Regional Attractivity: Industry talent requirements and challenges – reasons to stay strong in Medicon Valley
Speaker: Peter Kurtzhals, SVP, Novo Nordisk
Major challenges in attracting top scientists
Speaker: Sindra Petersson-Årsköld, Expert Researcher and Advisor to the Science Director, European Spallation Source (ESS)
11:00 – 11:30Coffee and Networking Break
How to become and continue being a top ranked university – strategy and actions
Speaker: Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, Professor of Physiology at Karolinska Institutet, member of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet and former President of Karolinska Institutet (2004-2012)
Workindenmark attracting talent
Speaker: Dawid Sebastian Andersen, Recruitment Consultant, Workindenmark
Panel discussion: How to improve attractiveness in Medicon Valley / Actions to overcome hurdles

  • Lars Christian Lassen, MD PhD, Senior Vice President, Corporate People & Organisation, Novo Nordisk
  • Nils Brünner, Professor, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Sven Strömqvist, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Lund University
  • Trine Bramsen, Member of the Danish Parliament, The Social Democratic Party
  • Ewa Thalén Finné, Member of The Riksdag, Moderate Party, Skåne County South
Closing Remarks and “take home” message
Speaker: Stig Jørgensen, CEO, Medicon Valley Alliance
14:00 – 15:00Lunch and Networking 

MVA members free of charge (no-show/late cancellation fee € 100 ex VAT for cancellations after 26/3)
Non-members € 150 ex. VAT, will be invoiced prior to the event
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The event is part of the project ”Medicon Valley – a world-class life science region”. It is a three year project by Medicon Valley Alliance in collaboration with Invest in Skåne. The project is partly financed by EU Interreg IV Programme.