The three Rising Stars, ApoGlyx (Sweden), Respinor (Norway) and RetinaRisk (Iceland), share their journeys so far and their advice to aspiring life science entrepreneurs.

The 3 winners will be awarded a package prize of 15,000 DKK, 2 registrations and one company presentation at NLSDays 2022.

This year’s NLSInvest Rising Star Awards are sponsored by SwedenBIO and BioInnovation Institute (BII), an international life science entrepreneurship initiative and part of the NLSInvest Committee.

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NLSInvest@NLSDays 2022!

December 2021 – February 2022 – NLSInvest Rising Stars application process
Life science companies from the Nordics will have the opportunity to apply to join the NLSInvest Rising Stars challenge to be held during NLSDays 2022. The application form, qualifying criteria and selection criteria will be available on from mid-December 2021.

March 2022 – NLSInvest Rising Stars final selection
Our Nordic committee (including Nordic incubators, accelerators, qualified investors, and support organizations) will select 40 applicants to join NLSDays – at no cost.

19 April: NLSInvest Private Dinner
Open by invitation only to qualified investors, this private dinner will be a unique opportunity for investors to talk about their challenges and aims for the Life Science sector and the Nordics, as well an opportunity to develop potential cooperation.

20-21 April 2022 – NLSInvest pitch contest
The 40 selected companies will attend NLSDays 2022 – at no cost – to pitch before our global investor community and NLSDays audience, as well as to access our unique partnering platform for face-to-face meetings with potential partners.

21 April – NLSInvest Rising Stars Awards – NLSDays closing ceremony
From the 40 selected companies, 12 will be selected as finalists. Through panel-judge selection, 3 winners will be selected as NLSInvest 2022 Rising Stars Awardees during the NLSDays Closing Ceremony, during which they will receive their Awards and Prizes.”

Face-to-face meetings

Partnering at NLSDays is powered by the BIO One-On-One Partnering™ system, the leading web-based life sciences partnering system.

  • Two days of onsite partnering meetings on 20-21 April 2022
  • Search for partners, customers or clients
  • Request meetings with selected companies
  • Accept or decline meeting requests from others
  • Get your personal meetings scheduled before the conference starts
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Super Sessions & Fireside Chats

Learn about the latest trends and success stories in therapeutic area-focused sessions on R&D, business development and investment and connect to key executives speaking at NLSDays. The program features high executive level keynote speakers and panelists who openly share their insights and opinions on many important life science issues.

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Company Presentations

6mn/12mn presentations: These sessions provide a forum for innovative companies and academia to present topical information on their projects, technologies, partnering opportunities and strategy. Presenters will have the opportunity to showcase their know-how and projects  during 6mn/12mn company presentations.

If you’re interested in presenting at NLSDays, please book it while registering.

Company presentations can also be included in exhibition and/or sponsorship. Please let us know while booking your package.

Presenting Companies will be “tagged” within BIO One-on-One Partnering.

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Latest news in cooperation with Nordic Life Science

NLS Profile Abroad: Lars Ekman

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Research shows persistent T cell response to omicron after infection and vaccination

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