CLC Scandinavia | January 2017

Dear EIT Health Scandinavia partners and friends,

I wish you all a Happy New Year! We have had a busy start for 2017. With an approved business plan and a total EIT Health 2017 budget of €33.2 million all approved activities can now kick-start.

We are together with our busy Uppsala organisation group looking forward to welcome all partners across Europe to an exciting matchmaking meeting in Uppsala 1-3 February. Those who are considering or preparing proposals for the 12 April deadline have a chance to meet well-matched collaborators in Uppsala. Let´s make this meeting a success!

We plan to publish a call for applications for Accelerator Head Start/Proof of Concept funding of up to €50.000 for projects that need funding for the commercialisation of new technologies, products, or services in the EIT Health space. The deadline for applications will be 31 March 2017.

This newsletter outlines a number of Scandinavian CLC activity highlights. We welcome comments and suggestions for our newsletter and for our work in general.

Looking forward to a most interesting year with a lot of exciting activities!

Palle Høy Jakobsen
CLC Managing Director, EIT Health Scandinavia

"With an approved business plan and a total EIT Health 2017 budget of €33.2 million all approved activities can now kickstart"

Palle Høy Jakobsen,
CLC Scandinavia Director
Matchmaking Event – Register now!

Register now for the EIT Health Matchmaking Event in Uppsala

Please register no later than January 19 for the EIT Health Matchmaking Event in Uppsala, 1-3 February. With focus on all three EIT Health Pillars, this is your chance to join scientists and enterprises for one2one talks and round-table sessions, addressing essential challenges within health and innovation.
– It is very important that our partners join this matchmaking meeting to explore the unique opportunity to establish collaborations as a basis for submission of applications to current and upcoming EIT Health calls, says Palle Høy Jakobsen, Managing Director, CLC Scandinavia.

EIT Health funds Swedish method to prevent lifestyle diseases

EIT Health allocates 1,5 million Euros to The Health Movement, a Swedish project developing new funding models for commercial service providers together with health care to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes and other lifestyle diseases that currently require a large proportion of healthcare resources.
– We are confident that the public sector, in collaboration with industry, organizations and academia, can reverse the trend within existing financial frameworks, says Krim Talia, President of Life Science at RISE.

Scandinavian innovation projects supported by EIT Health

The STHLM3 Risk Score – a new application to calculate individual prostate cancer risk – is the focus of one of the Scandinavian based projects that has been chosen for funding in the EIT Health Innovation by Design Call 2017. EIT Health also allocates 1,5 million Euros to The Health Movement, a Swedish initiative to develop new methods of preventing lifestyle diseases.
The projects We@Work and HOOP with Scandinavian partners participating as members will also receive EIT Health funding.

New Swedish technology to cure chronic wounds

With genetically rebuilt lactic acid bacteria Evelina Vågesjö, new doctor at Uppsala University and president of Ilya Pharma, is well on her way to find the cure for chronic wounds, one of healthcares greatest challenges.
– With our new biotherapeutics, we hope to accelerate the healing process with up to 80 percent as well as reducing the use of antibiotics during treatment. Next we aim to initiate new partnerships at the EIT Health Matchmaking Event in Uppsala, says Evelina Vågesjö.
Ilya Pharma. Modified lactic acid bacteria accelerating wound healing
Evelina Vågesjö, researcher at Uppsala University and CEO at Ilya Pharma: On the way to revolutionize the care of chronic wounds

EIT Health calls for proposals 2018 open now

The calls for proposals for EIT Health’s 2018 Business Plan are now open for all partners. EIT Health is seeking creative and innovative project proposals in all three pillars: Accelerator, Campus and Innovation Projects. The submission deadline for all of them is 12 April 2017, 4PM.
EIT Health will give a series of webinars on financial and administrative topics to assist anyone planning to participate in the 2018 Calls for Proposals. These webinars will also be recorded and will be available from EIT Health Connections.

2017 Event calendar

You can now find a current overview of events and activities that EIT Health CLC Scandinavia will organize and/or participate in during 2017. Please contact for additions and updates.

Meloq wins "Best internationalization plan" in Go Global Medtech program

Meloq won the “Best internationalization plan” in the 2016 Go Global Medtech program organized by STING in cooperation with EIT Health. A jury of experienced individuals from the medtech industry named Meloq the company with the most promising strategy to expand globally.
– The program has been extremely rewarding; the knowledge and the network that was opened up for us have already been of great benefit, and in the fall our product EasyAngle sold to six countries, says Rui Chen, founder and CEO of Meloq.

Creativity, Collaboration & Entrepreneurship at Innovation Day

In November six universities from Scandinavia – Karolinska Institutet, University of Copenhagen and Uppsala University – and the UK participated in the first ever Innovation Day. Undergraduate and postgraduate students from different disciplines listened to inspirational talks, experienced health innovation training and formed teams to create and develop their own innovation project to tackle key European health challenges. Thank you to all who participated and we look forward to future Innovation Days!
Innovation Day for students at Karolinska Institutet
Meet students at Karolinska Institutet participating in Innovation Day 2016
Upcoming Events
February 1-3, 2017 
Matchmaking Event, Uppsala (SE)

Matchmaking Event in Uppsala offers three days of outstanding opportunities to find new collaboration partners within academia and industry to kickstart collaborations within health and innovation. Register no later than January 19.
February 8-9, 2017 
Global Investor Forum, Maastricht (NL)

The Global Investor Forum will provide a setting where biomed start-ups and scale-ups can meet with potential investors and learn more about launching and growing a successful biomed enterprise.
Current Affairs
EIT Health CEO Update – December Edition

Read the EIT Health CEO Update online with headlines: Matchmaking event in Uppsala 1-3 February, the calls for proposals for EIT Health’s 2018 Business Plan, a report from GoGlobal DigiHealths experience in Silicon Valley and much more.
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