Unforgettable visit to Medicon Village
On 11th May our NFGL community in Lund had a great opportunity to visit the heart of innovations in Sweden – Medicon Village. There we learned how to make the way from idea to business. And moreover, how to use totally different professions during the process. For instance, being a biologist, you will need a help of economists and lawyers to make your idea a reality. This experience showed us how we could be useful for each other creating joint ideas and projects. And also suggested some opportunities for future internships and even work place.
So, we had eight speakers on the way!
Kerstin Jakobsson, the vice-president of Medicon Village, who told us a story of this science park with opportunities, which combines both - academia and business.
Ulrika Andreasson made a presentation of Lund University Cancer Center (LUCC) at Medicon Village.
We learned how to transfer an idea into at project (Early Stage Commersialization) from Johanna Asklin, who works in LU Innovation System.
Martin Stankovski from LU Open Innovation Center was talking about bridging the gap between academia and industry in demand driven open innovation projects.
Then we had special guests from start up companies within health and wellbeing – companies based at Medicon Village presenting their story from idea to product: ImmuneBiotech presenting by Shahram Lavasani, Watersprint –by Anders Ruland and Health economics – by Sixten Borg.
And finally, we visited Lund Life Science incubator guiding by Per Brunmark.
It was very interesting unforgettable experience from both perspectives - new knowledge and networking.
The NFGL Team in Lund would like to thank to NFGL event coordinator Pascal Mutie for arranging things!
See you soon on our final BBQ picnic on 23d May, to celebrate the successful end of the spring term!