Meet SwedenBIO in Almedalen

For those of you who booked the first week of July in Visby, the days are probably already filled with all kinds of exciting meetings. SwedenBIO is on site from Sunday to Thursday: Welcome to the seminar on Monday 2/7 at 10.30 or meet us in the SwedenBIO house.

SwedenBIO organizes seminar with LIF and Swedish Medtech

Sweden is a strong life science country. But we can do even better. For several years, policymakers have identified the life sciences sector as an industry of the future. We want more research, more clinical trials, more manufacturing, and more cooperation between universities, companies and healthcare providers.


  • Jenni Nordborg, Head of the Swedish National Life Science Office
  • Lars Hjälmered, Member of Parliament, Moderate Party
  • Jennie Nilsson, Member of Parliament, Social Democrats
  • Helena Strigård, Deputy CEO, SwedenBIO
  • Anders Blank, CEO, LIF
  • Anna Lefevre Skjöldebrand, CEO, Swedish Medtech

Moderator: Jonas Vikman, Head of Public Affairs, LIF

Time: Monday 2 July, 10.30 – 11.30 a.m.
Location: Hälsodalen, S:t Hans Café, S:t Hansplan 2.
Organized by: LIF, SwedenBIO and Swedish Medtech.

To the program or to the action plan.

SwedenBIO also participates in several panels, including:

Life Science Sweden:
If there is a shortage of candidates today, what about tomorrow?

Many are experiencing candidate shortages and companies and organizations are already seeing the consequences. What can we do to turn today’s threat of skills shortages into tomorrow’s opportunity to recruit the right managers and employees?


  • Karin Meyer, President of the Society of Pharmacists
  • Ylva Williams, CEO Stockholm Science City
  • Sara Jupiter, Recruitment Consultant Poolia Life Science & Engineering.
  • Dag Larsson, senior expert at the Pharmaceutical Industry Association.
  • Maria Karlgren, senior researcher and lecturer Uppsala University
  • Björn Ursing, program director SwedenBIO
  • Loth Hammars, moderator.

Time: Monday, July 2, 10:00 – 10:55 a.m.
Location: Gotlands Museum, Strandgatan 14
Organized by: Poolia Life Science, MedTech Magazine, Life Science Sweden


Science for Life Laboratory:
Increasing access to national research infrastructures in life sciences

National research infrastructures at our universities are important assets and contribute to Sweden’s continued global competitiveness as a research and innovation nation. The Government’s research bill 2016/17:50 emphasizes the importance of increased accessibility to academic research infrastructures for all research organizations in Sweden, including industry and healthcare. However, there are currently no clear guidelines on how to ensure this accessibility in practice. Do we have the organizational forms and flexibility required for our research infrastructures to provide maximum benefit to the entire research community in Sweden?


  • Jenni Nordborg, Head, Life Science Office, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation.
  • Björn Halleröd, Secretary General, RFI, Swedish Research Council.
  • Eva Tiensuu Janson, Professor, Dean, Uppsala University
  • Helena Strigård, Vice President and Head of Policy, SwedenBIO
  • Annika Jenmalm Jensen, Director of Infrastructure, SciLifeLab, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Tomas Lundqvist, Life Science Director, MAX-IV, Lund University
  • Anna Sandström, Scientific Relations Director, AstraZeneca
  • Lars Hammarström, collaboration coordinator, SciLifeLab, KTH.

Time: Tuesday, July 3, 13.00 – 14.00 hours
Location: Uppsala University, Cramérgatan 3
Organized by: Uppsala University, MedFarm, SciLifeLab


Sprint Bioscience:
Does the government want all returns from Swedish life science research to go abroad?

The life sciences sector is undergoing a structural change. The value chain is different today than it was ten years ago and the change is ongoing. Both small and large companies need to adapt to new ways of working. A large number of clinical studies are ongoing in Swedish companies, but few of the projects reach the market in Sweden. How do we keep skills, patents and innovation in the country? And how do we get more companies to grow and become big in Sweden?


  • Jenni Nordborg, government life science coordinator
  • Per-Arne Håkansson (S), Committee on Economic Affairs Parliament
  • Marie Ljungberg Schött, County Councillor for Health (M), Stockholm.
  • Björn Ursing, Program Director, SwedenBIO
  • Karin Meyer, Managing Director, The Pharmacy Society
  • Jessica Martinsson, COO, Sprint Bioscience
  • Niklas Ekdal, moderator.

Time: Thursday 5 July at 15.15 – 16.00 hours
Location: Dagens Nyheter, Strandvägen 4
Organized by: Dagens Nyheter, Sprint Bioscience


Meet us in the SwedenBIO building!

Do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a meeting. We are available from Sunday to Thursday. Contact us at for more information.

For a more competitive life science Sweden!

Read more in the action plan.