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Projects & collaborations

Stephan Bouman

Stephan Bouman

Head of Project Portfolio Management

+45 2097 8841


Several of the projects are supported by EU Interreg



Cross-border collaborations between hospitals, universities and industry are key to creating a strong innovation community, ensuring a more efficient use of our common resources, and strengthening Medicon Valley’s competitiveness. We can work together across borders and disciplines to create better conditions for life science research and innovation based on the area’s strongholds.

MVA has a strong track record when it comes to project development (including helping secure public and/or private funding) and project management of such cross-border collaborations. MVA facilitates and actively participates in various project constellations, initiatives and working groups that strengthen Swedish and Danish life science, and which often are supported by regional public funding (EU Interreg ÖKS, Region Skåne, and Region Hovedstaden) and private funding (foundations and companies)


As of Q2 2024, MVA is a facilitating or leading partner in these projects:

  • The DiaUnion partnership around screening for type 1 diabetes
  • The HALRIC consortium for utilizing highly-specialized life science research infrastructures
  • The ReproUnion consortium for research and innovation around infertility

Use the menu “Projects” at the top of the page for details about these projects led or facilitated by MVA. There you can also find notable previous collaborations, such as the Microbiome Signature Project for building the region’s unique microbiome position, and the CINDIS partnership around non-invasive diagnosis of skin cancers.

MVA is in addition involved as a participating partner in these collaborations:

  • Dent2Health bridging oral and systemic health (website)
  • Life Science Academy for Startups (LinkedIn / website)
  • Medicon Valley Going Global (website)
  • Cross-border Talent Bridge (newly-approved, starts Q3/24)

That means we are in collaborations with partners from all three sectors, with organizations such as Erhvervshus Sjælland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Københavns Universitet, Lunds Universitet, Malmö Universitet, Medeon Science Park, Medicon Village, Region Hovedstaden’s hospitals, Region Skåne’s hospitals, SmiLe Incubator, and many others.

A map with current collaboration partners can be seen here.

Furthermore, MVA also supports other initiatives or activities that strengthen Medicon Valley’s ecosystem, contribute to collaborations, and help build the talent pool – such as through student network Synapse, fellowship programs BRIDGE and CanFaster, industrial mentorship MentLife, and open innovation program ODIN.


In cross-border collaborations, MVA can contribute with:

  • project management of joint projects (incl. project finance, project communications)
  • network among our 300+ member organizations (companies, universities, hospitals, regions)
  • communication and outreach in the joint life science sector and its stakeholders
  • expert knowledge and competences on life science ecosystems

For any questions or ideas about mutually beneficial cross-border collaborations in Medicon Valley, feel free to reach out! 

Picture gallery


While projects themselves are hard to photograph, here is a selection of pictures of different project partners, events and collaborations in recent years. Click images to enlarge.