Life Tech Forum 2016

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WilmerHale

60 State Street

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Join us for a 3-day conference jam-packed with panel discussions, workshops, and presentations dedicated to helping Scandinavian biotech, med-tech, and digital health companies navigate US market entrance. Learn from America's leading health tech investors, executives, and government officials the do's and don'ts of entering the US. Meet with other entrepreneurs, network, and learn what it is like to 'make it' in the world's leading life sciences innovation hub!

Visit Life Tech Forum to learn more. For those interested in discounted Corporate Membership with the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce New England, please email us at info@sacc-ne.org. 

Life Tech Forum 2016 program details below:

DAY 1 OCTOBER 11

8.00 AM
Breakfast

8.30 AM
Welcome to Life Tech Forum Boston 2016
8.45 AM

Introduction to Life Tech Forum agenda and workshops
9.00 AM

Attendees pitch their companies for 5 minutes and receive 3 minutes feedback/questions

11.00 AM
Coffee/tea break

11.30 AM
Investor Panel: The US life sciences investment environment, what investors (angel to VC) look for in the US. 

12.30 PM
Lunch

1.30 PM

Panel discussion
Success factors needed when entering the US markets as a life science company,what to consider once funding has been secured & corporate culture issues 

2.30 PM

Investor/Panelist Lounge: groups of 2-4 companies will sit down with panelists/investors in 15 minutes sessions

3.30 PM

Short coffee/tea break 

4.00 PM
Scandinavian Succes Story

5.00 PM
Networking session with refreshments

6.00 PM 
End of Day 1


DAY 2 OCTOBER 12

8.00 AM
Breakfast

8.30 AM
Operating a US business from a legal perspective

9.30 AM

IP Validation Strategy

10.30 AM
Vinnova 

11.30 AM
Short coffee break 

12.45 PM
Lunch 

2.00 PM
Tour of Biogen

3 PM
Coffee/Tea Break

3.00 PM 
Workshop will be divided into 3 groups: 1) Medical devices, 2) Biotech companies, 3) Life sciences companies. Companies will be able to meet with experts individually for networking and feedback.

4.30 PM 
Understanding the grant application/proposal process: what resources are available to you and steps you need to start taking today. Presented by Mass Life Sciences expert. 

5.30 PM
Closing Remarks
By SACC New England

7.30 PM
Dinner with participants, entrepreneurs, key holders, government representatives and investors by invitation only

Speech by Sweden's Consul General of New York Mr. Leif Pagrotsky


DAY 3 OCTOBER 13

9.25 AM - Meet at Brigham Women's Hub

9.30-10.15 AM -  Tour Brigham Women's hospital and resources 

10.15-10.20/25 AM – Small break

10.30-11.30 AM – Meet leaders of Innovation Hub. Each company will have the opportunity to pitch to Innovation Hub advisors, physicians, and researchers. 

12.30 - 1.15 pm – Tour of Harvard Medical School's Athinoula A. Martinos Biomedical Imaging Center.

1.30 PM - Lunch at Pier 6 Restaurant and networking

2.30 PM - Discussion of lessons learned by companies

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