Looking for industrial partners to take your idea further?
At some point during the commercialisation of your product, you will need industrial input such as financing, business know-how, global market knowledge, validation and a commercial strategy or co-development partner.
Our Industrial Partnership programme helps you make industrial contacts and package your proposal in a format that industry appreciates. We take no ownership in your project. Our efforts are financed through Sweden’s innovation agency (Vinnova) or the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) and the feedback we provide is thus unbiased.
Start by submitting a non-confidential one-pager
Are you interested in this offer? Just contact us to learn more. You can also directly submit a non-confidential one-pager describing your idea and industrial partnering objectives. We then give you feedback on the one-pager and discuss if we already have an industrial contact that matches your needs. Otherwise, we save your one-pager in our database and alert you when an industrial partner that matches your needs next approaches us. Note that this offer is open to early commercialisation projects throughout Sweden.
If you are based in East Middle Sweden (ÖMS) and take part in the program, we can give you extra support, free of charge, tailored towards your needs, e.g. legal, intellectual property, business development, etc.
Download one-pager (ppt)
If we find a suitable industrial partner in your field, we contact you and facilitate the interaction according to your wishes. If the interest is mutual, the next step is usually a non-confidential meeting.
Another possibility is to pitch your business proposal to industrial partners or investors at dedicated meetings or partnering conferences. We can also facilitate this interaction.
What industrial contacts can we offer?
We have both formalised partners as well as less formal contacts. Currently we have a collaboration agreement with GE Healthcare, where we offer an entry point for companies with early-stage projects wanting to discuss potential collaboration formats for technology evaluation.
We offer process and dialogue support; all proposals will receive relevant industrial feedback. The main focus is on tools and technologies used in the development and manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals, but other technologies may also be of interest. Please contact Kristin Hellman if you are interested in this collaboration opportunity.
You are welcome to contact us with your own ideas about industrial partners. We will search our extended network for connections that may help you.
Anna Ridderstad Wollberg. Ph.D., Project Manager. ”I work with BIO-X, Industrial Partnerships and Swelife. We can make a difference for researchers wanting to commercialise their ideas within life science.”
Kristin Hellman. M.Sc., Project Manager. “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.”