Ecosystem Exchange: Healthtech & Medtech

Ecosystem Exchange: Healthtech & Medtech

28 May, 9:00am - 29 May, 5:00pm

Freeths, 1 Vine Street, London W1J 0AH, | Oxford, United Kingdom

Are you a health- or medtech startup, scaleup or SME looking to learn more about the UK? Do you want to help turn the life science scene more sustainable and grow your business in one of the world’s most forward striving medical markets? The SCC, the Embassy of Sweden in London and the British Embassy Stockholm are proud to present Ecosystem Exchange: Healthtech & Medtech.  

Sweden and the UK is a world leading duo within the area of life sciences, and the bond grew even stronger through the Memorandum of Understanding the two countries signed two years ago. With its ground-breaking research and large investments, the UK offers countless opportunities for businesses looking to expand and explore new markets.  

In a two-day programme, the participating businesses will be introduced to the British ecosystem within health- and medtech, connecting entrepreneurs, stakeholders, investors and industry partners.  

8-12 selected companies will be coached through masterclasses and inspirational speeches, and get the opportunity to meet with important stakeholders in the industry, such as other founders, entrepreneurs and investors – all preparing them to take their business to the next level. Topics to be covered include operational set-up in the UK, the UK marketing and investment landscape, as well as the regulatory environment.  

Last but not least, the companies will partake in a delegation visit to the world-renowned life sciences clusters.  

The programme will: 

  • Help you identify market opportunities, trends and challenges 
  • Increase your understanding for NHS and the life sciences ecosystem
  • Increase your understanding of the regulatory environment and main regulators
  • Explain the UK procurement process and clinical trials  
  • Give valuable insights to the current market outlook for investments in the UK 
  • Help you gain unique insights from seasoned entrepreneurs
  • Provide you with suggestions of useful contacts  

 

Speakers

Claus Andersen, Partner, Freeths

Claus Andersen, Partner, Freeths
Claus is a partner in Freeths’ corporate group, specialised in assisting European & International businesses with the setting up of their UK operations. Claus’ advice support covers all aspects of corporate and commercial work with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, licencing agreements and regulatory advice to companies and businesses in the Life Sciences and technology sector.

Ivana Proparic, Head of Life Sciences Cluster Development, MedCity

Ivana Proparic, Head of Life Sciences Cluster Development, MedCity
Ivana is leading MedCity’s cluster development team with focus on life sciences infrastructure and real estate development as well as international relationships to attract more inward investment and research collaborations to London and beyond. Ivana has extensive scientific and commercial expertise and leadership across the innovation pathway for drugs, devices and digital technologies. Her experience includes technology transfer, clinical research, investment, and business development. 

Ilias Zapantis, Director of Discovery, UCLPartners

Ilias Zapantis, Director of Discovery, UCLPartners
With over 10 years of experience Ilias is responsible for supporting the translation, adoption and spread of early innovation into the health & care system. He works with clinical partners, academic researchers & industry to co-create statements to address the needs of local population. His current portfolio of work includes early cancer detection, dementia, cardiovascular health and NHS net zero. He has led on national collaborations between industry, academia & the third sector.

Johan Aurén, Founder & Managing Director, Accountum

Johan Aurén, Founder & Managing Director, Accountum
Based in London since 1998, Johan gained his qualification as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) & Chartered Tax Adviser (CIOT). He founded Accountum Limited in 2009. Johan is a Liveryman and member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, a member of the London Chartered Accountants business panel at the Bank of England and the London Chartered Accountants Taxation Committee. He is a Council member of the Anglo Swedish Society and a Trustee of the Swedish Church in London.

Elisabeth Parker, Senior Investment Advisor Healthcare and Life Sciences,  Business Sweden

Elisabeth Parker, Senior Investment Advisor Healthcare and Life Sciences, Business Sweden
Elisabeth has 20 years’ experience of R&D and commercialisation of translational research through licensing and spin-outs. Prior to joining Business Sweden, she was a member of Macrophage Pharma’s Leadership team and Director of Business Development. Elisabeth also worked as Business Development Executive for Cancer Research Technology Ltd (CRT), the development and commercialisation arm of Cancer Research UK. She also served as a Non-Executive Director of Arquer Diagnostics Ltd and Azeria Therapeutics Ltd.

Fredrik Warneryd, Chief Executive, Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK

Fredrik Warneryd, Chief Executive, Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK
Fredrik Warneryd is the Chief Executive for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK, one of the largest and most active foreign chambers in the UK. Prior to joining the Chamber, Fredrik held many leading positions in the City of London. With more than 25 years of experience within the Nordic teams of French Banque Paribas, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, UBS and Credit Suisse, he has earned extensive knowledge and expertise in both the UK and Nordic markets.

Anna Crona, Head of Business Development Services, Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK

Anna Crona, Head of Business Development Services, Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK
Anna has previously had a successful corporate career at IKEA, building one of the world’s most recognised and admired brands. With an in-depth knowledge of the UK, Anna now works with the establishment and growth of Swedish companies in the UK in her role as Head of the SCC’s Business Development Services Department. Anna is on the board of directors for Pen Store AB.

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