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10 Mar 2014

Region H, Region Sjælland og Region Skåne i partnerprogram med Massachusets Life Science Center

The Medicon Valley Region joins prestigious international collaborative program: ICIP

Life sciences projects now have the unique opportunity to become a part of the prestigious Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s International Collaborative Industry Program (ICIP).

The Capital Region of Denmark, Region Zealand and Region Skåne, have joined forces and been approved as international partners in the program, providing Danish and Swedish life science projects the chance to partner with a Massachusetts-based company and receive co-funding of USD 75,000 (minimum) to USD 500,000 (maximum), which will be awarded to the best life science projects.

The program will be run by a consortium of Copenhagen Bio Science Park in Copenhagen, Medicon Village in Lund, and CAPNOVA in Roskilde. All three of them can provide potential companies applying for ICIP with access to networks, funding and business development services.

Jens Stenbæk, Chairman of Region Zealand, says: “This is a great opportunity for small and medium-sized growth-oriented companies in Region Zealand. It’s an opportunity to promote our industrial strengths, for instance biotechnological manufacturing, to partners in Massachusetts.”

Mai-Britt Zocca, Copenhagen Bio Science Park, adds: “With generous support from the three regions in Medicon Valley, as well as from Massachusetts Life Science Center, we can now offer our biotech companies in Medicon Valley a brand new platform for establishing joint partnerships across the Atlantic. Not only will this boost the individual companies but at the same time it will allow for Medicon Valley as a whole to flourish.”

ICIP seeks to promote collaboration between life science companies around the world, as well as stimulate the development of new products or processes intended for commercialization.

ICIP accepts life science project proposals in: biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics and bioinformatics. Suitable projects are in the R&D phase and comprised of a Massachusetts life sciences company and a company from one of the six approved international partner locations: Alsace (France), Israel, Medicon Valley Regions (Sweden, Denmark), Quebec (Canada), Victoria (Australia) and Wallonia (Belgium).

Potential applicants should contact one of the consortium partners no later than June 15, 2014 for more information about the application process.

Contact persons:
Copenhagen Bio Science Park (lead)
Mai-Britt Zocca
+45 2194 7856

Medicon Village
Kerstin Jakobsson
+46 705 50 45 40

Villy Vibholt
+45 2372 8175

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