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mai 2024

5th Norwegian Life Science Investor Partnering Day: The Investor as your Copilot

Welcome to the 5th Norwegian Life Science Investor Partnering Day

When: 15.05.2024

Where: Oslo Science Park, meeting room: Lyng

Organizer: The Life Science Cluster

Price for members of NSCC: 2000 NOK (ex mva)
Please fill in the invoice information. Please enter the name of the incubator/cluster you belong to after the name of your organization/company when you register. For example: Company + Cluster


About the conference:

The investor day will again bring an international flavor. Nordic and Norwegian life science investors focusing on health, bioindustrials, sustainability and life science based solutions, will meet and partner 1:1 with life science companies and other investors.

Last year’s conference brought ca 120 participants and 60+ 1:1 meetings between investors and companies.

Sustainable solutions across industries will require looking at solutions and needs from different perspectives. Tightly linked to biology and biotechnology, digital solutions for prevention, detection and treatment of disease have entered the stage. Also, AI and machine learning have opened new possibilities in discovery, development and documentation of new treatments and diagnostics. Bioindustrial solutions ensure a sustainable utilization of resources for food and feed. How does this combine with the regulatory landscape? How does investors look at the opportunities and challenges that come with them?

The largest shifts are always innovation drivers.

Learn how Norwegian life science is well positioned to contribute to the next generation of solutions to UNs sustainable goals across health and bioindustrials.

This year’s partner is Inven2, Norway’s largest Tech Transfer Organization, owned by the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital, and serves as TTO for south-eastern parts of Norway.


Date & time: May 15th, 2024,

09.00 Coffee and registration

09.30-14.30 Investor and company talks

09.00-16.00 In-person and virtual 1:1 meetings, 30 minute timeslots

16.00 Afternoon rooftop reception with finger food and refreshments

Venue: Rooftop conference center Lyng in Forskningsparken will be a perfect venue with rooftop garden areas right outside. Oslo Science Park, Gaustadalléen 21, 0349 Oslo, Norway

Target audience:
Investors – Norwegian, Nordic and international
Norwegian life science companies in investable stage

Partnering platform: A link to the partnering system Hello!Partnering will be shared 2 weeks prior to the conference. Through this system, 1:1 meetings can be booked in advance.


09.00 Coffee and registration

Introduction: Norwegian life science – well positioned in the digital era
The Life Science Cluster – Hanne Mette D Kristensen, CEO

Building strengths from decades of life science investments – a perspective on Nordic opportunities
Industrifonden – Jonas Brambeck

The Investor as your co-pilot – therapeutics in the digital era
Innovestor – Pekka Simula, Partner

Fireside chat: Joining forces – Nordic strengths in a global perspective – sustainable, digital and the X factor
Moderator: Miao He, Hadean Ventures
DNB Markets – Sebastian IntVeen, Director
Back Bay Life Science Advisors – Peter Bak, Manging Director

10.40-11.10 BREAK

The Pharma perspective: What is Abbvie looking for in collaborative projects?
What is the investor’s role?
Abbvie – Sergio Capancioni, Director Search and Evaluation, International

Inven2 – a strategic partner for life science development
Inven2 – Anders Kapstad – CFO and VP Life Cycle Manager

12.25 – 12.55 BREAK

Five brief company pitches – meet these and more in 1:1 partnering
Companies – (TBA)

EIC Grants and investments – a quality stamp for life science companies
Innovation Norway – Kathleen Skarbøvig, EU Adviser and NCP for EIC and SMEs Horizon Europe

Building on success – goals for the new Norwegian life science fund
Sarsia – Sveinung Hole, CEO

Fireside chat:
Forbion – Antoine Boulanger, Principal and board member, Calluna Pharma
Calluna Pharma – Jonas Hallén, CMO and Founder

Closing remark from University of Oslo
University of Oslo – Per Morten Sandset, Vice Rector

14.30 Program end

16.00 Partnering end

16.00 Rooftop reception with finger food and refreshments

1:1 in-person partnering on site. Partnering is powered by the Hello! Partnering system. Access to the partnering system will be given 14 days before the event, and 30 min partnering slots can be pre-booked before the event.

Program committe/Investor work group

Georgina Askeland, Hadean Ventures
Kristin Odfjell, Farvatn Venture
Øivind Enger, Sarsia Seed

Conference Supporters:

Biotech North
Oslo Cancer Cluster
Norwegian Smart Care Cluster
Norway Health Tech
EITRI Incubator
Sharelab Incubator
Aleap Incubator
Aggrator Incubator
Inven2 Technology Transfer
VIS Technology Transfer
SPARK Norway