30 Dec 2019   |   Network Updates   |   Update from EIT Health
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EIT Health establishes new office in Denmark


Copenhagen location and new Key Account Manager deepen relationship with Denmark

EIT Health continued its growth with the establishment in December of a Denmark representation office that will expand the network’s reach and deepen connections with EIT Health’s Danish partners.

Located in the Copenhagen Bio Science Park (COBIS), in the capital city, the representation means that EIT Health Scandinavia has offices in all three countries that it serves: Estonia, Sweden and now Denmark. Joining EIT Health as Key Account Manager for Denmark is Per Horn, PhD, who brings extensive experience in senior management roles within Danish and international life science R&D.

The new representation office will facilitate greater activity in Denmark by EIT Health. It creates the opportunity for closer cooperation between everyone in the EIT Health network and our Danish partners, who include leaders in higher education, industry and the public sector, such as: the Capital Region of Denmark, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen University, Denmark’s Technical University and Novo Nordisk.

‘Developing synergies’

“Having a dedicated office in Denmark is key to implementing a strong strategy and promoting the proactive innovation collaboration within the Danish Partnership with the rest of Europe,” said Trine Winterø, Vice Dean of the Medical Faculty at Copenhagen University and Deputy Chairman of EIT Health Scandinavia. “It is also important for developing synergies with the strong Danish life science ecosystem, which will lead to more opportunities and better innovations both for EIT Health Partners and for start-ups.”

The COBIS Science Park is located close to the Copenhagen University Hospital, and the Copenhagen University’s Faculties for Health Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences. COBIS is a part of the high-level innovation district Copenhagen Science City, which includes other start-up communities, research institutions and with City and Regional administration.

“With a stronger presence in Denmark, we will be able to maximise the use of EIT Health as a European arm for Danish life science, and increase the opportunities, not the least for the vibrant start-up community,” said Jørgen Schøller, Head of Division at DTU Health Technology, and EIT Health Scandinavia Board Member.

Erik Forsberg, Managing Director of EIT Health Scandinavia added: “I am very glad to be able to establish this office in Denmark. A distributed organisation is essential for working close to the Partners, and ensuring we have the best possible funding and network organisation.”

This article was first published  by EIT Health.

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