Partner with Companies

The Swedish life science industry includes 1 500 companies within pharma, biotech and medtech. Around 800 of them are engaged in research and development programs in Sweden (Vinnova Analysis 2014:13). Since Sweden is a small country with a very limited home market, companies typically plan for the global market from day one. Thus, a natural part of the business and tradition is to actively seek international collaborations, licensing and financing in order to broaden the critical mass and securing a global reach.

SEARCH THE SWEDISHLIFESCIENCES DATABASE
The Swedishlifesciences.com database is an online search tool. The database offers fast, easy and free assistance in finding the right Swedish Life Science partner, from start-ups to leading industries.

How does it work?
More than 2 000 Life Science companies in Sweden are already searchable in the search tool, which is open and free for all both to conduct searches and to register.

For whom?
The database is intended for companies, entrepreneurs and researchers who need to supplement their process of developing a new product or service for healthcare with the right expertise. Another target group consists of investors and industry representatives on the lookout for interesting partners.

By whom?
Swedishlifesciences.com was developed by Swelife in collaboration with the trade organisations SwedenBIO and Swedish Medtech. The technical platform is within Biotech Gate. The database was launched in September 2016.

Swedish Life Science Database

SWEDEN’S LARGE POOL OF INNOVATIVE COMPANIES

Sweden is home to several hundred entrepreneurially driven companies in various stages of development within drug development, biotech tools, diagnostics and medtech including digital health. Since Sweden is a small country with a very limited home market, companies typically plan for the global market from day one. Thus, a natural part of the business and tradition is to actively seek international collaborations, licensing and financing in order to broaden the critical mass and securing a global reach. And, there are good opportunities to engage with local VC, Business Angels or public players for co-investments.

A WELL-CONNECTED LIFE SCIENCE COMMUNITY

Sweden’s life science community is well connected with the rest of the world, thanks to its engagement in many international activities, including being a lead participant in the EU-funded Health program. Swedish companies and scientists typically attest that one of the most valuable outcomes from their participation in EU-funded projects is the expanded networks they create. The life science industry sector in Sweden is also well connected, partly due to the strong heritage and long lasting impact of companies such as Astra, Pharmacia and Gambro.

These comprehensive networks are invaluable for both stimulating international collaboration and enabling companies working with Swedish partners to extend their own networks. Additionally, for non- European parties, engaging with Sweden facilitates interactions with the rest of EU.

The competence pool of our eco-system

CDMO´S, CRO’S AND EXPERT SERVICES

Swedish-based Contract Development, Manufacturing Organisations (CDMO’s), Contract Research Organisations (CRO’S) and other life science experts are increasingly finding their services in demand on the global market. This results from their reputation for delivering expert services and manufacturing products of highest quality. Able to offer expertise along the entire value chain, they typically work seamlessly with clients to drive constant improvements, guarantee quality and deliver services and finished products often above expectations.

An increasing number of innovative international companies are tapping into Sweden’s well established pool of life science consultants who are able to offer expertise along the entire value chain. A major competitive advantage is the ability of these consultants to understand big pharma’s or international medtech companies mind-set and requirements since the majority have either previously worked in managerial positions within such companies or acted as consultants. In addition, Sweden’s large number of experts within patent law, legal and financial services, industrial design, etc., should also be seen a major contributing factor to an innovative life science environment.

PAY SWEDEN A VISIT

Why not pay Sweden a visit? Foreign companies interested in partnering, in-licensing or investing can typically also meet their Swedish counterparts at Nordic Life Science Days (held in September) or other international meetings such as JP Morgan, Bio Europe Spring, BIO, BIO Europe etc.