Charlotta Gummeson assumed the CEO position at the end of the year.
“What strikes me as new here is that the demand from industry, entrepreneurs and others, is that we must commit ourselves to be a link and a neutral part in different contexts. The need for a work-related meeting point is something to highlight as a base that can unite this otherwise quite segmented industry in our region. Many of our new initiatives are aimed precisely at this and it feels good that we’re on the right track.”
There is a lot going on in the Sahlgrenska Science Park environment now and in the future. Right?
“Yes, it is a fantastic drive in our business! Motivated employees with broad expertise and network will allow Sahlgrenska Science Park to enable life science business to a greater extent than before.
” Important news is, among other things:
- our developed internationalization program Bridge UK is now on a national level. Entrepreneurs from across the country can receive support to break into the UK market, by direct contact with the most relevant beneficiaries in the British health care system.
- Together with colleagues in the Nordic countries we run an initiative to commercialize products within eHealth – Nordic Connected Health Star Track – and collaborating among others with Vitalis. Many meetings are arranged and they are all open to everyone interested (updated in our calendar).
- through SWElife (Vinnova), we can in 2016 support young life science companies with high growth potential and high knowledge level, in efforts to validate the business idea. Sahlgrenska Science Park is also one western Swedish node for all SWElife-calls.
- about 500 people now work in “our” three buildings here between the Sahlgrenska Academy and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, including the Biotech Center as of February part of our business.
- we run a start-EU program with a focus on small and medium-sized life science companies in western Sweden, aimed at increasing competitiveness in branch”