SmiLe Incubator will soon launch “SmiLe e-Campus,” a digital entrepreneurship education program, in collaboration with major industry players GE Healthcare and Philips Electronics. The program is open to people from all countries who want to become entrepreneurs in life sciences.
EIT Health (European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in health) chose SmiLe based on an application to run the program. SmiLe Incubator, which specializes in providing business development support to life science entrepreneurs and is based in Medicon Village in Lund, Sweden, will provide the entrepreneurial expertise in the program.
In this program SmiLe is collaborating with experts from GE Healthcare in Hungary and Philips Electronics in the Netherlands. Because many of the lectures will be presented by industry experts, SmiLe e-Campus will provide participants with valuable insight into what the industry wants and requires.
“We are thrilled to have been entrusted with the task of sharing our methods and our experience of life science entrepreneurship internationally. Our Campus program is unique within EIT Health because we partner with industry representatives, which provides participants with unique access to industry right from the start,” says Ebba Fåhraeus, CEO of SmiLe Incubator.
SmiLe e-Campus will be held on a part-time basis for eight weeks starting on September 7, 2020.
The program will be presented via SmiLe’s digital platform and in fields such as business models, corporate governance and funding, IP and regulatory strategy.
For more information about SmiLe e-Campus: www.smileecampus.life
About EIT Health Campus: EIT Health Campus provides educational programs as part of EIT Health. These programs provide the brightest participants with the most current knowledge, skills and strategies to turn them into healthcare leaders and entrepreneurs who will shape the future of health in Europe. Campus programs are intended to enhance industry knowledge and provide novel skills.
EIT Health supports the Campus to inspire increased entrepreneurship and to spread knowledge to more countries. Campus applicants should have a desire to engage in life science innovations, but do not need to have fully developed business concepts. It is also open to recent graduates and to people with no experience of entrepreneurship. Region Skåne is one of EIT Health’s Swedish partners.
About GE Healthcare: GE Healthcare, a company in the General Electric Group, manufactures laboratory instruments and medical diagnostics equipment. Its headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA
About Philips Electronics: Philips Electronics, Koninklijke Philips N.V. with headquarters in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, was previously one of the largest electronics companies in the world, but now focuses on health tech.
SmiLe Incubator is a life science business incubator based in Medicon Village in Lund. SmiLe helps entrepreneurs to commercialize their ideas. There are currently more than 20 companies in SmiLe, which together with alumni companies, have attracted more than EUR 280 million in venture capital to date since 2014. SmiLe offers business coaching, a large network of contacts and a dynamic community, as well as well-equipped laboratories which is unique of its kind in Sweden. SmiLe is a non-profit organization and receives basic funding from Region Skåne, Lund Municipality, Lund University and Medicon Village. SmiLe´s sponsors are Sparbanken Skåne, Awa, Høiberg, Prevas, Setterwalls, Zacco, Aqilion. SmiLe’s listed alumni companies have a market capitalization of almost EUR 750 million (Q4 2019). www.smileincubator.life