NLSDays Rising Stars Application form

Life science companies from the Nordics have the opportunity to apply to the NLSDays Nordic Stars 2023 pitch competition. The competition have two categories – early and advanced SMEs – based on their foundation year, funding stage and readiness level. To apply for the competition, please check carefully the inclusion criteria and apply by filling in the application form below. 10 early companies and 20 advanced companies are selected by the organising committee in a continuous manner to participate the competition – the earlier you apply, the better chance you have to be selected. The selected companies receives one free ticket to NLSDays 2023 including access to the One-on-One partnering platform.   

During NSLDays 2023, the selected companies will give a 4-minute pitch of their company in front of the NLSDays audience and the jury. One company from each category will be awarded as the NLSDays Nordic Star 2023 during the NLSDays Closing Ceremony. 

Companies will be selected on a continuous basis and the application process closed as soon as 30 Nordic Stars have been chosen by our selection committee.

 

Inclusion Criteria for category Early:  

  • SME with main activities in one of the Nordic countries performing research and development within health, medical, or life science industries 
  • Private company 
  • Company founded after 1st January 2019 
  • The company has raised pre-seed funding 
  • A minimum of 3 on all RL scoring using the KTH RL scoring 

Inclusion Criteria for category Advanced:  

  • SME with main activities in one of the Nordic countries performing research and development within health, medical, or life science industries 
  • Private company 
  • The company has raised seed funding 
  • A minimum of 4 on all RL scoring using the KTH RL scoring 

Download The KTH Innovation Readiness Level™ Model developed by KTH Innovation or visit The KTH Innovation Readiness Level™ website.

NLSDays 2023 Application Form for Nordic Stars pitch challenge

  • *If you're applying under an academic project, please specify University and Project names.
  • The KTH Innovation Readiness Level™ is a complete framework for guiding idea development and assessing idea status across key dimensions.

    It provides structure and support for idea owners as well as coaches and managers in the development of an early stage idea to an innovation on the market.

    Download the RL Guide
    Visit KHT Innovation Readiness Level website

    Please fill-up the following categories with values from 1 to 9
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    A 1-pager is a brief summary of your company, including a company and team overview, the problem it solves, market potential, main competitors, go-to-market strategy, traction, business model, and crucial milestones. The 1-pagers of selected companies will be handed to investors attending NLSDays.
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