The Centre for Digital Life Norway participated in the largest life science partnering event in the Nordic region, the Nordic Life Science Days, in Malmö in September. With the attendance, DLN research projects were exposed to a great variation of actors within the life science field.
The Centre was part of a joint Norwegian stand. Under the slogan “Norway for Life Science”, Centre for Digital Life Norway presented its life science research projects together with Norwegian collaborators and partners, such as Innovation Norway, the Research Council of Norway, Oslo Cancer Cluster, Norway Health Tech, UiO: Life Science and more.
The program in Malmö included several relevant topics and discussions for DLN research. One of the sessions included healthcare and research in the Nordics and Medicon Valley, called "Creating tomorrow's HealthTech solutions". The session highlighted hardware and software expertise from the established industry and startups. "From seed to market: maintaining a sustainable capital market in the Nordics" was another session that introduced discussions around the many and strong businesses in the Nordic Life science field, and their models of financing, specific to the Nordic markets.
"The Recipe for a successful drug discovery and development program- and how to move it forward" gave interesting insight into how the drug industry, contrary to how it used to be, is outsourcing more and more of their activities, and hence turning into an increasingly specialized industry. Finally, a dedicated session to the oncology pipeline discussed the cancer precision medicine; state of art and future directions.
This year, the DLN team also had the pleasure to profile six of the Centre's health projects. Four leaflets, fresh off the press, presenting the innovation ideas of the projects in a plain and simple way, were on display at the stand.
– The leaflets are very useful, says Alexandra Patriksson, DLN’s innovation coordinator. – Many participants found their way to the Norwegian hub and were curious about what DLN is. We explained to several interested about the Centre, and with the leaflets at hand it becomes much easier to explain the various projects. The visitors can put them in their bag and make contact at a later point if interested, she says.
The leaflets are made in close collaboration between the research projects themselves, the TTOs and the coordinators of innovation and communication, and is an offer available to all our research and partner projects, at any time. If any research or partner projects are interested in having a leaflet made for their project, they can contact communication coordinator Hilde Zwaig Kolstad.
Have a look at the new leaflets: