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November 2, 2020 @ 12:00 - 18:00

A substantial component of the success story of Medicon Valley is the global outlook of key stakeholders. Fortunately, the Danish-Swedish Medicon Valley life science cluster is international by nature. But how do we use this to our advance and what is needed if we are to use the combination of Danish and Swedish life science expertise as the stepping stone for the ambitions to position the Nordics as a global life science innovation hub?

Only a region working actively to become an attractive destination for life science companies, investments, talents and academic excellence can aspire to become a true world class life science cluster.

To discuss how to ensure the competitiveness of our region in a globalized world, Medicon Valley Alliance has the pleasure of inviting you to an afternoon with  inspirational regional, national and international speakers.

Date: Monday November 2, 2020
Time: 12.00 – 18.00
In-person: Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport, Ellehammersvej 20, 2770 Kastrup, Denmark
On-line: You will be provided with a link to our live streaming

This year we will be offering our Annual Meeting for in-person as well as on-line participation!





The program below will be updated on an ongoing basis.

12:00 – 12:30 Registration, networking and sandwiches

12:30 – 12:35 Welcome Petter Hartman, CEO, Medicon Valley Alliance

12:35 – 12:50 State of Medicon Valley – Life science in Greater Copenhagen. Petter Hartman, CEO, Medicon Valley Alliance 

12:50 – 14:00 Framework conditions for life science and innovation

12:50 – 13:15 Christian Ketels, International expert on country competitiveness, Visiting Executive, Harvard Business School

13:15 – 13:30 The need to change the healthcare system for the benefits of patients and society: Merck’s perspective. Enrique Álvarez Fernández, Managing Director and General Manager, Merck Group

13:45 – 14:15  Coffee break & networking

14:15 – 15:20 Investment focus

14:15 – 14:30 Funding opportunities for innovation in life science: New partnerships in the eco system. Anne-Marie Levy Rasmussen, CEO, Innovation Fund Denmark

14:30 – 14:45 Darja Isaksson, Director General, Vinnova

14:45 – 15:00 Amanda Hayward, BD Lead at Rallybio 

15:00 – 15:20 Lounge discussion

15:20 – 15:40 Coffee break & networking

15:40 – 17:00 Innovation during COVID-19

15:40 – 15:55 Morten Agertoug Nielsen, Associate Professor, CMP, Dept. of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen

17:00 – 17:10 Summary and conclusions. Søren Bregenholt, Chairman of the board, Medicon Valley Alliance, CEO, Macrophage Pharma

17:10 – 18:00 Networking & tapas



The list of speakers will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Christian Ketels
International expert on country competitiveness
Visiting Executive, Harvard Business School

Enrique Álvarez Fernández
Managing Director and General Manager
Merck Group

Anne-Marie Levy Rasmussen
Innovation Fund Denmark

Darja Isaksson
Director General

Amanda Hayward
BD Lead

Morten Agertoug Nielsen
Associate Professor
Dept. of Immunology and Microbiology
University of Copenhagen

Petter Hartman
Medicon Valley Alliance


Sarah Lidé
Senior Strategy and Project Manager
Medicon Valley Alliance

Søren Bregenholt
Chairman of the board
Medicon Valley Alliance
CEO, Macrophage Pharma


MVA’s Annual meeting is the annual flagship event of Medicon Valley Alliance. We invite prominent regional, national and international speakers to address key topics such as life science innovation, commercialization of R&D, public private partnerships, talent attraction and other issues of importance for the realization of our vision for the Medicon Valley cluster. Last year’s annual meeting titled “Ambitions and Visions”, was attended by 250+ prominent regional life science stakeholders.



Do you want to become a sponsor of the Annual Meeting? Contact David Zepernick, dz@mva.org or (+45) 24 98 16 68.


Participation is free of charge for members of MVA and members of the press (late cancellation* /no-show fee DKK 500 excl. VAT).

For non-members, the participant fee is DKK 1.500 excl. VAT, please see our event policy for non-members participation (late cancellation* /no-show fee DKK 500 excl. VAT).

Registration ends on October 28th, 2020.

* If you cancel after the registration ends, it is considered late cancellation.



November 2, 2020
12:00 - 18:00
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Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Ellehammersvej 20
Copenhagen, 2770 Denmark
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+45 32 501 501
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