Newsletter November 2015 - No 50
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Upcoming events

Monitoring course for research nurses, the BMA and others
Stockholm, December 3

Seminar and Innovation Pub Night - Frugal Innovation
Flemingsberg, December 9

Stockholm, December 9

New Horizons in Bioprocessing
Stockholm, December 16

Course: Biobanking as a resource for biomedical research
Stockholm, April 18-22, 2016

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BBMRI-LPC scientific call

Within BBMRI-LPC there is now a final opportunity to apply for access of samples and data from large European prospective cohorts. The call is open for universities, research centers as well as the industry with a deadline on the 31st of January. The proposals should cover the fields of common chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and cancer. The program cover cost for accessing samples and data and to some extent generation of “omics” data, however, additional funding is required for the downstream research.

Read the full call here >>

STING Test Drive Health

Do you have a global business in digital health, biotechnology, medical device, diagnostics or food, and think about what the next step is?

Then it is the perfect location for STING Test Drive Health, en entrepreneur program for you who want help to formulate and sharpen your business model. During the seven workshops, we will provide you with tools to evaluate your business idea and inspire to get started - all to ensure a solid foundation for a possible business startup.

Application deadline: February 26, 2016


Digital Health in Japan

How is the digital health market developing in Japan? Do they struggle with the same challenges as in EU and US, and could the Japanese market be of interest for Swedish health tech companies? 
We had the chance to talk to Annika Österdahl who recently joined the Health 2.0 conference in Japan. Read the interview where Annika share her insights into the Japanese healthcare challenges and digital health trends. 

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Deadline: December 11, 2015

Planning for a unique investment in sport, health and culture in Hagastaden  

In the heart of what will become a world leading area for research and science, to KFUM Central proposes to build a large sports hall primarily for children and adolescents, but which will be open to all citizens of Stockholm. KFUM Central's efforts will contribute to health and make Hagastaden complete as a city district with a focus on health and quality of life.

Read the full blog post >> (in Swedish)

The First Annual Life Tech Forum 

On October 13-15, The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce New England hosted its inaugural Life Tech Forum to introduce Swedish life science, biotech and medtech entrepreneurs to Boston’s life science ecosystem. The aim of the event was to give Swedish startups with a glimpse of Boston’s premier life sciences/biotech community of universities, research facilities, scientists, industry executives and investors. 

Life Tech Forum >>
log post about the event >>

The life science city district is doing well 

Each year Stockholm Science City Foundation performs an analysis focused on life science companies in Hagastaden. This year there are 75 life science companies in Hagastaden employing 1259 people (based on 2013 data). This represents a slight increase in number of companies (3 more than in 2014) and an 25% increase in number of employees (comparing 2012 and 2013 data).

For information about life science companies in Hagastaden and the Stockholm-Uppsala region, see the Life Science Industry Map.

NKS a part of Sweden's economic growth 

Ylva Williams and Björn O. Nilsson, CEO and Chairman of the board of Stockholm Science City Foundation, recently wrote a debate article on NKS as a part of Sweden's economic growth. Besides being beneficial pure health terms, New Karolinska Solna is also part of a much larger opportunity as life science is already a strong export industry.

Read the article >>
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