2017-09-12 09:14Press release

Regional startup companies in Start-up Challenge@NLSDays 2017 in Malmö

Four life science companies from SmiLe Incubator and Medeon Science Park & Incubator are showcasing their innovations at a Nordic pitch competition – the Start-up Challenge – at NLSDays tonight, September 12th in Malmö. They were chosen together with 11 other companies after fierce competition with other Nordic companies.

The Nordic Life Science Days is the largest partnering event for life science in the Nordic region, which is being held September 12-14 in Malmö for the first time. More than 1200 participants from 30 countries are expected to take part in the event, with the aim of making new contacts for cooperation and business.

The companies Edvince and Saga Diagnostics from SmiLe as well as Finn Medicinen and Innovosens from Medeon are joining the Startup Challenge. In addition, 28 startup companies from SmiLe and Medeon are presented at the fair, financed in part by the EU project “Southern Sweden Going Global” and backed by Invest In Skåne.

“Presenting these 28 companies from SmiLe and Medeon allows us to show the strength and innovation that can be found in this region, which is also confirmed in several new international reports,” says Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO at SmiLe Incubator.

The pitch competition is financed by SmiLe Incubator, Medeon Science Park & Incubator and Johnson & Johnson, and arranged by Sweden Bio and Bio Nordic.

“We believe that the pitch competition is an excellent opportunity to showcase our Nordic incubator companies in a larger context,” says Ulf G. Andersson, CEO at Medeon Science Park & Incubator.

Other participants at NLSDays include other Nordic startup companies, investors and industry representatives from pharma, medtech and biotech.

For more information, visit: www.nlsdays.com;

Brief descriptions of the startup companies in the pitch competition:

Edvince – new paradigm for treating brain hemorrhage Interview with the CEO of Edvince

Saga Diagnostics – cancer diagnostics and monitoring Interview with the CEO of Saga Diagnostics

Innovosens – accurate diabetes diagnostics  Interview with the CEO of Innovosens

Finn Medicinen – digital pill organizer for medicines Interview with the CEO of Finn Medicinen


Facts about the Medeon Science Park & Incubator in Malmö, Sweden:

Medeon is a research park specializing in pharmaceutical development, medical devices, bioengineering and health care. It is located in Malmö in the middle of the Öresund region, as well as the middle of Medicon Valley – the geographic area where the majority of Scandinavia’s life science companies are located. Medeon is currently home to about sixty companies with a total of 450 employees. Medeon is owned by the City of Malmö (60 percent) and the property company Wihlborgs (40 percent). www.medeon.se
Contact: Catrine Pauckstadt, communications manager, Medeon AB, +46 (0)70-305 25 65, 

Contact: Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO at SmiLe Incubator, +46 (0)73-400 04 33,  ebba@smileincubator.life.

Facts about Southern Sweden Going Global: http://www.smileincubator.life/portfolio-item/p1-southern-sweden-going-global/


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About SmiLe Venture Hub – Pioneering Life Science Innovations

SmiLe is a business incubator based in Medicon Village in Lund. SmiLe helps life science entrepreneurs to commercialize new ideas. SmiLe also gives the companies access to an infrastructure that is unique of its kind in Sweden, with well-equipped laboratories and advanced instrumentation. The community companies have attracted more than SEK 1 000 million in venture capital to date since 2014. SmiLe has its major financing from Lunds university, Lund Municipality, Region Skåne och Medicon Village. www.smileincubator.life