Project management coaching for industry and education

Uppsala BIO helps those tasked with running biotechnology projects become more secure in their manager role.

Good project managers are needed in industry and the universities. Uppsala BIO therefore, together with external expertise, developed a program to help project managers in biotechnology and life science become even better at their task (traditional education and methods do not always work efficiently in the biotechnology sector).

The first class to complete the program received their diplomas from County Governor Anders Björk in January 2006 and the fifth in the spring of 2008. Courses continued during 2010, focusing on project work and leadership, i.e. how to manage projects and the people in and around them. The participants’ own experiences and projects give others the opportunity to learn more about leading people and running projects in their specialist areas and make them more secure in their manager role.


Financial: Uppsala BIO* 
Project duration: 2006–2010
Contact: Erik Forsberg, Uppsala BIO
Uppsala BIO’s role: Project leader

* Uppsala BIO’s core funding comes from the regional financiers Region Uppsala, SLU, Uppsala University and Uppsala Municipality, as well as from VINNVÄXT, a Vinnova-funded initiative.

Kristin Hellman. M.Sc., Business Development. “I focus on facilitating interaction between large companies and small start-ups and academic projects in order to accelerate the development of promising new products and technologies.”

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