Check out EIT Health and its Uppsala activities

The purpose of EIT Health is to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation for healthy living and active ageing in Europe. It is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an independent EU body. SMEs, academic projects and well-established companies collaborate to find solutions for healthier living and ageing.

This way of working has several key advantages: good research receives the resources required to reach intended markets, large companies acquire new and innovative products, and Europe’s ageing citizens gain access to clever solutions to support their health and daily life. And last but not least, Europe continues to build new competitive enterprises.

I’ve been selected to participate in a hearing panel for some of these projects, and can testify to the high quality of the applicants and the assessment procedure. The teams are well prepared and represented, and the review procedure is very thorough, with a broad panel of experts tasked to select the final candidates. Funding is in the range 5-20 MSEK and funded projects are reviewed annually. Have a look at www.eithealth.eu to learn more!

EIT Health events in Uppsala this fall are the EIT Health Bootcamp LaunchLab and Health Business Creation Weekend. Sign up if you are a researcher, student or a professional and want to test your idea. Sign up! 

Margaretha Gadnell
Director, Life Science Cluster Development
Uppsala BIO

Margaretha Gadnell. Director, Life Science Cluster Development. “I work with companies, investors, the municipality and national players like Business Sweden to foster growth and to promote investment in the region.”

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Kristin Hellman, Uppsala BIO - 2018-08-22

Uppsala BIO helps Testa Center off to a flying start

Process based on successful BIO-X methodology.

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Kristian Sandberg, Director of DDD, SciLifeLab in Uppsala - 2018-08-21

How to bridge the ‘Valley of Death’

The SciLifeLab Drug Discovery Model.

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Erik Forsberg, Uppsala BIO - 2018-06-15

“You can make a holding company profitable, but it takes a bit of luck.”

This autumn, Lars Jonsson, CEO of UU Holding since 1998, retires and hands over a very successful investment business to his successor. “UU Holding is nothing short of a success story,” writes Uppsala BIO’s Erik Forsberg. Lars Jonsson has proven that it is possible to make a holding company profitable.

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Magnus Engevik, Uppsala BIO - 2018-05-21

Uppsala’s innovation support system works! Award-winning Kontigo Care is the latest proof.

“With its high costs and huge suffering for those affected as well as their relatives, alcohol abuse is one of our major social problems. Kontigo Care’s work on digital biomarkers is one of the most exciting things I’ve witnessed during my career,” writes Uppsala BIO Buiness Developer Magnus Engevik.

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Margaretha Gadnell, Uppsala BIO - 2018-04-25

Spotlight Uppsala’s unique resource!

Uppsala’s life science industry is healthy and developing well. More than 100 life science companies can be found here and in 2016 they employed about 5000 people and had a combined turnover of approximately SEK 27 billion.

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Christina Wass, Project leader, Innovation Akademiska - 2017-12-13

“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…”

During 52 hours, staff from the Academic Hospital, AbbVie, Bristol Myers-Squibb and Microsoft worked together to develop and test new ideas and models for early diagnosis and better treatment of cancer. Now the experiences of Sweden's first “Innovation Race” can be summed up.

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Lovisa Case - 2017-11-07

50 years of excellence – it all started with a collaboration between academia and industry!

2017 marks the 50 year anniversary of the RAST-method. Learn about the history and see how Uppsala BIO and UU Innovation are addressing future challenges in asthma and allergy diagnostics.

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Johan Gómez de la Torre - 2017-10-25

Sweden needs new regulations and ways for collaboration to stay ahead in healthcare and the life sciences

Challenges and opportunities for countries wanting to take a leading role in life sciences, with focus on the future role of Sweden, was the topic of a seminar in May 2017. In our blog Johan Gómez de la Torre, Business Development Manager, Stockholm Science City digest the report.

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Anna Ridderstad Wollberg - 2017-10-16

Call for proposals: A pull to transform inventions into innovations

How do we pull out the good ideas that may become new innovative products or treatments for the benefit of patients? Calls for project proposals may be the pull that is needed.

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Madeleine Neil, Uppsala Health Summit - 2017-10-08

Uppsala Health Summit 2017: Time for the world to meet on Infectious Disease Threats  

10 – 11 October Uppsala Health Summit gathered 200 decision makers and experts from 30 different countries in a discussion about global threats from zoonotic infectious diseases. 

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Karin Meyer, CEO, Swedish Pharmaceutical Society - 2017-10-02

EMA needs Sweden’s strong scientific environment

Karin Meyer, CEO, Swedish Pharmaceutical Society about what Sweden can offer the EMA and EU.

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Margaretha Gadnell, Uppsala BIO - 2017-09-26

Check out EIT Health and its Uppsala activities

The purpose of EIT Health is to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation for healthy living and active ageing in Europe.

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Margareta Gadnell, Uppsala BIO - 2017-09-18

Fast-growing companies in Uppsala’s life science cluster

Between 2014 and 2015, the number of employees in this category increased by 11%. If we include 2013 as well, the increase is almost 20%.

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Erik Forsberg, Uppsala BIO - 2017-08-28

Financial support and further action!

Our long-term goal is, as always, to contribute to growth by driving actions that complement those of the private and public sectors.

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Annakarin Svenningsson, Uppsala BIO - 2017-08-15

Tough competition prior to relocation of EMA after Brexit

Among the arguments stressed in the Swedish application to convince other member states that Sweden and Stockholm is best suited to host the EMA, is the Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) in Uppsala.

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