Moderator: Quentin Cooper, UK science journalist 

09.30 – Registration and Coffee

10.00 – Official Welcome by Ambassador to Sweden Paul Johnston

10.05 – Opening Keynote, Professor Lord Winston: Commercialising Research & Innovation

Drawing on his own experience, Professor Lord Winston will discuss the importance and value of science and innovation to business and commercialising research.

10.35 – 11.25 – Barriers to Innovation

This session will explore the barriers faced by business in bringing innovative ideas to market. It will look at ways to foster innovative entrepreneurship, such as consumer-driven innovation.

Challenges for the pharma industry in Europe – uptake of new drugs 

Niclas Karlsson. Head for Commercial Excellence, GSK, Europe

Technology that touches lives

Mr Ian Stevens, CEO, Touch Bionics

Analysis of Recent Failures in CNS Drug Development and How Translation Did Not Deliver

Dr Edwin C Johnson, Stockholm Brain Institute

Bringing Molecular Tools to the Market

Professor Ulf Landegren, Uppsala University – SciLifeLab


11.25 – Coffee break

11.40 – 12.10 – Access to Finance

This session will look at the challenges associated with accessing finance - particularly for start-up companies.  It will look at the challenges, as well as potential solutions to access adequate sources of funding.

Recent Life Science Investements from Industrifonden's perspective

Jonas Brambeck, Investment Manager Life Science, Industrifonden

Challenge driven innovation for future health: supporting new constellations to stimulate growth of the Life Science Sector

Jenni Norberg, Head of Bioentreprenurship, Vinnova


12.10 – 12.30 
Adopting New Technologies into the Healthcare Sector (part 1)

 Keynote, Professor Lord Kakkar: 

Professor Kakkar will share his thoughts on the use and implications of rapidly advancing technologies in the healthcare sector from a UK perspective.


12.30 – 13.15
– Lunch and Networking

13.15 – 14.00 – Adopting New Technologies into the Healthcare Sector (cont.)

Innovation procurement New Karolinska Hospital 

Johan Permert, Director, Development and Innovation, Karolinska University Hospital

Innovating national medical imaging cloud services, helping patients through reductions in risks for osteoporosis and over radiation

Fredrik Gustavsson, Chief Technical Officer, Sectra Medical Systems AB

Starting an international company for people living with chronic conditions  - an entrepreneurial case study 

John Sjölund CEO and CO-Founder Timesulin


14.00 – 14.45
 – Selling into the UK Healthcare System

This session will highlight the opportunities to sell into mature and yet growing healthcare markets in UK.

Demystifying the NHS (National Health System)

 Frances Pennell-Buck, Sector Specialist medical technologies and healthcare, Director on the board of the East of England Ambulance Trust (15min)

Innovation into the NHS - a Medical Manager's perspective

Dr Trevor Mills, PCT, Medical Director, General Practitioner NHS Nottingham City


14.45 – 15.15

Impact through innovation, strategy, product design and engineering - a UK perspective 

Steve May-Russell, Designer in Residence and Innovation Mentor at Heart of England Foundation Trust NHS and Managing Director / owner of Smallfry Industrial Design, National Board Director of BIDA

Wireless solutions for healthcare markets - a UK perspective

Steve Atkinson, General Manager,Toumaz Healthcare


15.15 – 15.30 Questions and closing panel, Quentin Cooper

15.30 - Close of business event


You are invited to stay on for the public seminar event from 4pm to 6pm.

Join IVF pioneer, Professor Lord Robert Winston, lead scientist and Spokesperson of the CERN ATLAS experiment, Professor David Charlton and some of Europe’s best science communicators from FameLab, in an exciting event designed to inspire the next generation of Nobel-winners from 16.00 - 18.00. 

BBC Science Journalist, Quentin Cooper will host, facilitating, a fun, engaging and educational feast for scientists and curious minds alike!