“I had 19 partnering meetings in two days. This was an opportunity to meet people from all over the
world. I hope it will result in many valuable contacts to help in the technical development of my
company and that it will also prove to be an opportunity to find soft money,” says Sarah Fredriksson,
CEO of Edvince, a newly formed company that has a completely new treatment with great potential to
minimize brain damage in stroke.
Redoxis, another incubator company at SmiLe that is involved in preclinical drug development with a
focus on models for autoimmune diseases, also attended Bio-Europe.
“We are currently following up on contacts and have already signed confidential disclosure
agreements (CDAs) to be able to initiate more in-depth discussions. Even if all these contacts don’t
lead to business immediately, the meetings are a way to build networks and an investment in potential
business partners. Bio-Europe is an important component in our marketing strategy,” says Malin
Hultqvist Hopkins, CEO of Redoxis.
Participation by the companies at Bio-Europe was partly funded by the EU-financed Southern Sweden
Going Global (SSGG) project, which aims to increase the competitiveness and global visibility of
Skåne’s young life science businesses.
For additional information, please contact:
Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO at SmiLe Incubator
Mobile: +46 734000433
The partially EU-financed Southern Sweden Going Global project aims to increase the competitiveness and global visibility of Skåne’s young life science businesses through activities that increase expertise, as well as participation in international delegation trips and business fairs.
At present, 19 businesses are part of the project; the expected total number of participating businesses over the three-year project period is 35. Southern Sweden Going Global is run by Invest in Skåne along with incubators Medeon Science Park & Incubator and Smile Incubator.
SmiLe is a business incubator based in Medicon Village in Lund. SmiLe helps entrepreneurs and startup companies to develop and commercialize new ideas. Our main task is to help the management teams of these companies to navigate the complexities of business development, financing, recruitment and risk management. There are currently 24 companies in SmiLe, which together have attracted more than SEK 700 million in venture capital to date since 2007. Approximately 130 people, representing 19 nationalities and 45% of whom are women, work at SmiLe incubator. SMILE is a community consisting of experts, business advisors and incubator companies, which when combined provide a unique opportunity for Life Science Industry startups to benefit from their extensive collective experience. The opportunity also includes an infrastructure that is unique of its kind in Sweden, with well-equipped laboratories and advanced instrumentation.