Swedish-American Life science Summit 2017
|Coordinator||Du Haan Groupe Inc, 003136-9895 - SALSS|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 175 000|
|Project duration||April 2017 - September 2017|
Purpose and goal
Swedish-American Life Science Summit is a network and annual conference bringing together high-profile scientists, corporate executives and investors acting within the Life Science industry. Aim is to stimulate entrepreneurship, facilitate R&D and innovation by increasing investments, knowledge exchange and partnership, thus establish Stockholm as forefront, international innovation and research hub. SALSS 2017 has received particularly positive feedback from participants, attention in media and created interest in future SALSS, showing proof of achieving its aims.
Expected results and effects
SALSS 2015 has resulted in new relations between investors, companies and professionals in Life Science, debate and knowledge exchange, media attention, and potential transactions. Expected results include improved international awareness about Swedish corporations and increased engagement in Swedish economy. Today SALSS is an international network and meeting point. Going forward SALSS is expected to grow to a global forum for investors, companies and scientist from all over the world, hence contributing to securing financing by countries with the greatest capital surplus.
Planned approach and implementation
SALSS is run on project-basis. Project Manager worked part-time Oct-16 through Apr-17, and full-time May through Sep, supported primarily by the Chair. Responsibilities included establishing contacts with sponsor and partner companies, financial planning, inviting speakers, companies and participants, arranging facilities and logistics, follow-up and evaluation. Logistics Coordinator, Project Assistant and stewards worked part-time. Chair pursues strategic work actively throughout the year, by marketing and connecting companies, financiers and other co-partners.