More than 80 Nordic companies have been showcasing our region’s life science strengths at the world’s largest life science convention, BIO International Convention in Philadelphia, US.
“With a united pavilion, a common brand and a pan-Nordic evening reception bringing together the Nordic-American executive community, SwedenBIO and its fellow Nordic organisations are gaining the world’s attention to our USP as a competitive life science region,” stated SwedenBIO in their press release.
The Nordics – Global Hub for Life Science Innovation
For this year’s conference, the Nordic countries were for the first time jointly branded as The Nordics – Global Hub for Life Science Innovation, with our value proposition to international companies and investors packaged in one set of messages, building upon common denominators.
“By joining forces with our neighboring countries, we believe that we can be even more successful in attracting intelligent capital and business to business collaborations to our life science sector. This is imperative for the continuous growth of Swedish life science,” says director general Jonas Ekstrand, SwedenBIO’s representative in the consortium.
The number of Nordic companies attending the convention is record high, underlining the necessity of an international visibility as voiced by Ekstrand.
And the effort has payed off, states Olivier Duchamp, vice president of SwedenBIO’s international business promotion division. “The interest that the Nordics is attaining at these types of international platforms has increased,” he says.
A good fit
The Nordic-American community was gathered at the evening reception on June 4th. Together, over hundred delegates were welcomed by Ulf Åkerblom, Swedish Honorary Consul in Philadelphia and Roger Franklin, Partner at Hadean Ventures.
Christopher Leo, Senior Vice President at Back Bay Life Science Advisors, made an address on why the Nordics is such a good fit for their company. “It’s about the people. Working with Nordic companies is characterized by strong relationships, it’s a very collaborative and collegial environment combined with a strong science base.”
About the Nordic Life Science participation at BIO 2019
In a joint effort, all Nordic countries are showcasing the region’s life science internationally at BIO 2019 in Philadelphia. The consortium consists of: Innovation Norway, Oslo Cancer Cluster, Healthcare Denmark, SwedenBIO, Business Sweden, Promote Iceland and Business Finland. Behind the pavilion are also: Invest in Skåne, Business Region Göteborg and Invest Stockholm. The joint Nordic messages were developed with co-funding from Swelife.
Top image: Representatives from Innovation Norway, Oslo Cancer Cluster, Healthcare Denmark, SwedenBIO, Promote Iceland, Business Finland, Invest in Skåne, Business Region Göteborg and Invest Stockholm