MultiHelix Think Tank (MTT)

MTT is founded as a private initiative, politically and organisationally independent and not for profit. MTT is financed by the multihelix members in collaboration – free from domination by a any particular stakeholder.

MTT facilitates collaboration in a structured way between academia, business, public service, patients & citizens, financing bodies, cluster organisations and institutes.

MTT consists of 50 members from more than 40 different organisations by invitation only. Each member has a proven qualified track record in their own area of expertise

We share a common vision wanting to strengthen Life Science and related sectors  regionally as well as nationally and internationally. Together we form new ideas and projects which will be shared among relevant stakeholders and the community.

MTT stands for a cross sectorial collaboration opposite to a world of silos and slim organisations which are becoming more and more focused on single questions without using the helicopter perspective.


Members of MultiHelix Think Tank 2016-2017

Co-founders:
Region Skåne
Malmö Högskola
LIF – de forskande läkemedelsföretagen
Medicon Village AB


Members:
Region Skåne:
Enheten för Forskning och utveckling
Enheten för Innovation och Entreprenörskap, Näringsliv
Skånes universitetssjukhus
Invest in Skåne
Innovation Skåne
Kliniska Studier Sverige – Forum Söder
Medicon Bridge


Lunds universitet:
Certec, LTH
LU Innovation
Avd. för konsthistoria och visuella studier
Palliativt Utvecklingscentrum, Lund University and Region Skåne
Studeranderepresentanter från:
Medicinska fakulteten
Circle
Lunds kommun
ESS
Science Village Scandinavia
Mobile Heights
Livsmedelsakademin
IDEON Science Park
Medicon Valley Alliance
Gerdahallen
Sten K Johnsons Stiftelse
Kungl. Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien
Hjärntrusten Management
HSO, Handikapporganisationernas samarbetsorgan
AstraZeneca
Novartis
Capio Group
Modern Vård i Norden
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga Portugal
ImmuneBiotech
Clinical Laserthermia Systems


Advisors:
Harald Lindström
Anders Axelsson
Birger Olofsson
Carsten Rose
Eva Ohlstenius

What do we do and how do we work

We are a meeting place for people with ideas using our capacity and will to influence decison making to create change.

MTT ’s vison is to become a nationally recognised Think Tank within Life Science, ICT and FoodTech via multidisciplinary collaboration in an international network.

We want to create value for people´s health and well being by utilizing knowledge for a sustainable growth and welfare.

We initiate our own themes and projects more than delivering contract assignments to others.

Our task is to identify, articulate, analyse and evaluate experienced problems, new suggestions and events.

We encourage members to act as ”critical friends” and propose thoughts for discussions and argumentation in confidence of a safe test bed for ideas and problem solving. This method encourages questioning of existing structures and systems as well as traditional ways of working.

We work in thematic groups, projects and workshops within, a few at a time, prioritised areas with a will to communicate our findings to the surrounding community.

We are both a meeting place and a workshop at the same time where we work from facts and data to create new concepts for our own use and for anyone else interested in testing.

Examples of projects coming to mTt from it's predecessor medicOn village advisory board (active 2012 - august 2016)

  • Artist in residence (on-going project at Hälsostaden, Ängelholm, Sweden)
  • Life science industrial usage of MAX IV and ESS (Report published in 2015)
  • The Bridge conference (1st occasion in June 2016 – next one in June 2017)
  • Health school in the municipality of  Örkelljunga, Sweden (start-up phase autumn 2016)
  • Internationalisation via four life science cluster in different countries (developing into an international secretariat Twins’s International MultiHelix TIM)