Newsletter November 2016 - No 60
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Upcoming events

Workshop: SME instrument funding
Stockholm, November 29

IT i vården-dagen 2016
Stockholm, November 30

Lunch and briefing on the new call Project Proposals to Improve Health
Stockholm, November 30

The Nordic-American Life Science Conference
New York, November 30 - December 1

Breakfast seminar: Financing of future health care - opportunities and challenges
Stockholm, December 8

Science & SciLifeLab Prize 2016 Symposium
Stockholm, December 9

Sweden Demo Day 2016
Stockholm, December 14

Breakfast seminar:
Horizon 2020
Stockholm, January 26

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Nordic Innovation House helps Nordic startups in the USA

Anne Lidgard works at Vinnova and is stationed at Nordic Innovation House in Palo Alto, California. Nordic Innovation House helps Nordic startups to get established in the United States. They are providing their members with a "soft landning" space, a place to work and valuable connections. We had the opportunity to ask Anne a few questions.

Read the full interview (in Swedish) >> 

Breakfast seminar: Financing of future health care - opportunities and challenges

Access to capital is a major challenge for many small and medium-sized companies within life science. Sciety is one of the few players that help life science companies with access to the right capital. They have a large network of investors, professionals and business accelerators and work to connect capital and expertise with innovative companies. Andreas Lindblom and Malin Härdig from Sciety will talk about the opportunities and challenges of different financing options. They will give tips on how to attract investors to your particular company and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Breakfast seminar on December 8. 

Register now! >>

Thanks to all who participated at our latest after work at MSD!

Brains in Hagastaden -this time hosted by MSD at their premises in Gävlegatan, Hagastaden. Guest speaker of the evening was Anna Omstedt from MedUniverse who talked about the entrepreneurial journey from food to life science and about having the courage to “kill your darlings”. Thanks to all who participated!

KTH Life Science Technology Day 2016

At the yearly "2016 Life Science Technology Day" at KTH on November 11 the focus was ”Disruptive technologies in life sciences: Exploring ideas, technologies and innovations impacting the future of health”.

Read more (in Swedish) >>

Snapshots from H2 Health Hub

Lyfepond, Begripsam, Hammer Sport and Invicta Medical joins H2 Health Hub. 

Invicta Medical is a Silicon Valley based health tech company developing a technology helping people with sleep apnea. They are opening their European HQ in Stockholm to develop their collaboration with Karolinska Institute and benefit from the tech community here. Begripsam is developing a unique platform with and by people with cognitive impairments to influence design and functionality of websites and apps to improve accessibility and user-friendliness.

On November 9th, H2 hosted EIT Health Scandinavian Accelerator focused on Active Living, Healthy Ageing and Improved Healthcare in Scandinavia. 10 startups, defied the snow storm and pitched the latest technology and business trends. 

On November 18th SLL launched its brand new innovation and digitalisation policy at H2. It is a conceptually critical, giving top down mandate to the entire SLL organisation to think digitally first when sourcing new technologies.

Collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and the American Headquarter of MSD

Karolinska Institutet and the American Headquarter of MSD has come to a long-term collaborative agreement. The focus of the collaboration is utilization of real world evidence, and may also include clinical studies. The overall goal is to address clinically important research questions and to describe patient management in order to improve patient outcomes and quality of care. This collaboration will constitute a significant intellectual knowledgeable as well as international investment to Swedish life science. 

Read more about the collaboration here >>

Live Cell Imaging Facility in Flemingsberg

Live Cell Imaging Facility (LCI) is a core facility with state-of-the-art light microscopy systems located in Novum, Flemingsberg, at the Karolinska Institutet Department of Biosciences and Nutrition. In 2014 the LCI facility was awarded the Nikon Center of Excellence label, making it one of eight centers in Europe and one of fifteen in the world. Sylvie Le Guyader is the manager of LCI and we had a brief chat with her about imaging in general and more specifically about the LCI facility. 
Read the interview here >> 

Humlegården turns to space

Humlegården is a property company that makes a lot of effort to run their business in a sustainable way. A fact that is less well-known is that Humlegården is looking into how the technology used in space research could be useful in their properties. Humlegården is also involved in the idea of building a space center in Hagastaden. We got the opportunity to talk to Rebecka Yrlid, Sustainability Manager at Humegården, and ask her a few questions.  

Read the full interview (in Swedish) >>

Health Hack Academy: Moodstory recognizes patterns in moods and wellbeing

When the Health Hack Academy 2016 took place, Moodstory was born. It is a smartphone app that aims to recognize patterns in moods and mental wellbeing by tracking experiences and emotions during the day. Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions thinks the app has the potential to support the dialogue between the young patient and caregiver, and has now decided to support the team to further explore their concept. Andreas Namslauer tells us more about Moodstory and the Health Hack Academy 2016.

Read the full blog post >>

Are you looking for new, talented employees? 

The team of Careers in Health and Science Exposition (ChaSE) 2017 is looking for companies to participate in a student career fair. The fair is organized by the Karolinska Institute´s Medical Student's Association and is targeting students (PhD, master and bachelor) and graduates (post-docs) with a background in healthcare and/or the life sciences. During the event, your company will get the opportunity to get in contact with talented, potential future employees. If you register before December 25th 2016 you will get a discount.

Read more about the fair here >>
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