TIM Calendar

Welcome to a digital EU-Japan (iPark) Ecosystem Gathering on September 1st

The TEAMS meeting will be held on September 1st, 9.00-10.00 (CET)

First partnering event jointly hosted by ECHAlliance and Twin’s International MultiHelix(TIM).
The event will cover an introduction of each organization as well as keynote speeches on Digital Health-related subjects. Speakers from Japan, Scotland, and Sweden, moderated by Andy Bleaden, Director, Ecosystem and Membership, ECHAlliance.

For more information and registration please visit: 

Post doc opportunities at Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Twins´ International MultiHelix member, Slovenian Innovation Hub, is providing information about opportunities for post docs in Slovenia.
Several short-term postdoctoral fellowships (3-5 months) are available at the Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Ljubljana.
They are looking for researchers holding Ph.D. in biomedicine, biosciences, bioinformatics, or related fields who would like to get involved in research into genomic and epigenomic markers and inflammatory pathways of COVID-19. The aim is to improve the understanding of the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 and to identify biological markers of SARS-CoV-2 infection, the course of COVID-19 disease, and the response to treatment.

You can find more information here.

TIM Webinar on Biomanufacturing, June 30, 15.30 - 16.30 (CET)

Join Twins International Multihelix (TIM) members for a presentation on biomanufacturing. Hear brief presentations from several TIM partners about the state of biomanufacturing in their regions. You will learn about biomanufacturing initiatives and bio-ready regions in Massachusetts as well as workforce shortages and training programs. Share gaps, challenges, and explore solutions within your life science hub.

You can find the full agenda, and zoom link, here

BioJapan, October 13th - 15th, Yokohama

Asia's Premier Partnering Event for the Global Biotechnology Industry

BioJapan has played an important role in facilitating interaction between Japanese and global companies/organizations and stimulating new business opportunities for almost two decades.

Read more at https://www.ics-expo.jp/biojapan/en/

BIO Digital Weeks US, June 14th - 18th

BIO Digital is the world's largest virtual biotech partnering and education event, convening thousands of global biotech leaders and innovators. Join us in our efforts to inspire a bio-revolution through education, partnering, collaboration and advocacy. 

Now more than ever, the world is counting on us to rise up and come together to advance innovation and discovery.

Read more and register at https://www.bio.org/events/bio-digital

Nordic Life Science Days, April 20th - 23rd

Nordic Life Science Days is the largest Nordic partnering conference dedicated to the life science industry.

Live and virtual spaces for meaningful encounters, with one-on-one meetings being one of the main features of NLSDays.  Additionally, the high quality of topics and presenters provide insight into the most recent trends in science and business. 

Read more and register at https://www.nlsdays.com/about-the-event/

MEDIWALES connects conference March 29th - April 1st

MEDIWALES connects

This event is an all-Wales NHS collaboration conference, bringing together the health and care communities in Wales.


Read more and register at https://www.mediwales.com/connects/

InterACTION Bluetech 2021, February 17th-18th, 24th-25th and March 3rd-4th

If you have an innovative technology in the Bluetech space, join InterACTION Bluetech 2021 to explore pilot, investment, and other collaboration opportunities with the main testing facilities, investment groups, and stakeholders in the US East Coast. Join online meetings and sessions to leverage international resources that will help you boost your company or project to the next level.

Read more and register at https://actionnewengland.org

Effervescence Montréal, March 15 - 17, 2021

Join an international online gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, professionals, and young up-and-comers in life sciences and health technology at Effervescence Montréal, March 15 - March 17, 2021.

Read more at https://effervescencemtl.com/en/

For additional information: info@effervescencemtl.com

TIM Webinar June 17th 2020 - Intro to Go Global: Be ready once Covid-19 is over.

The first Twins´ International MultiHelix (TIM) Webinar was held on June 17th with close to 30 attendees from three continents.


TIM to support international collaboration, Ursula Hultkvist Bengtsson, TIM, Sweden
Ursula's presentation 

Pre-landing program on-line, Joan Popolo, ACTION Innovation Network, USA
Joan's presentation

Soft-landing program, Martine Courtemanche, Sherbrooke Innopole, Canada
Martine's presentation

Example from an incubator: BioIncubatech, Diego Suarez Pousa, University of Santiago de Compostella, Spain
Diego's presentation

Example of a Science Park: Toshio Fujimoto, iPark, Japan
Toshio's presentation

Discussion and Q&A

Welcome ACTION Innovation Network to Twins´ International MultiHelix (TIM)

On November 26th 2019 a Membership Agreement was signed between ACTION Innovation Network in the New England region of the US and Twins´ International MultiHelix (TIM) in Lund, Sweden. It is our pleasure to welcome ACTION as an International Network member and to start collaborating in the field of Life Sciences, cleantech and wellness to create value for people´s health and wellbeing. 

ACTION Innovation Network is a membership association of technology business incubators and other entrepreneur support organizations located in the New England region of the US.  Our members provide diverse resources for companies developing innovative technologies in the life science, robotics, cleantech, marine/maritime, and advanced materials sectors. The network is committed to the successful commercialization of technology enterprises that will build a prosperous economy, improve the quality of life and sustain the health of our environment. Our customized Pre-Landing and Soft Landing programs are offered to international startups that wish to leverage the knowledge and resources in the region to generate new business opportunities, or are ready to initiate their US expansion in Massachusetts/New England.

Please also visit ACTION at www.actionnewengland.org

Welcome Life Sciences Incubator BioVille to Twins´ International MultiHelix (TIM)

On October 25th 2019 a Membership Agreement was signed between Life Sciences Incubator BioVille situated in Diepenbeek, Flanders in Belgium and Twins´ International MultiHelix (TIM) in Lund, Sweden. It is our pleasure to welcome BioVille as an International Network member and to start collaborating in the field of Life Sciences to create value for people´s health and wellbeing. 

BioVille is a full-service incubator, located in Flanders, the heart of Europe with direct access to Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany and the UK. As part of the Investment Group LRM, our mission is to offer innovative life sciences companies and projects a dynamic and stimulating environment where entrepreneurs and scientists can develop and expand their ideas and technologies in order to accelerate these innovations and bring them to commercialisation 

within a thriving ecosystem of infrastructure, networks, universities and financing. BioVille provides state of the art office and laboratory facilities in combination with supporting technical and business services to a broad spectrum of companies, ranging from start-ups, over later-stage growth companies to commercial service organisations in the field of Health & Care.

Please also visit BioVille on the web: https://www.bioville.be

The MultiHelix Courier 2019 – Highlights from the first International MultiHelix Think Tank, september 2019

What you are offered to read is a special edition of the summary which is normally distributed to our members after every regular MultiHelix Think Tank (MTT). It contains an outline by the presentation by our keynote speaker Professor Mef Nilbert and a compilation of all the ideas, suggestions and reflections that emerged from our final discussion and brainstorm.

The Courier can be found here

TIM Annual Network Meeting at Medicon Village in Lund, September 9th -10th

TIM's annual network meeting 2019 will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Life Science Days in Malmö, Sweden.

Objectives for TIM members are:

To network with other TIM members being new to the group

To meet with Sweden based organisations and exchange information

To tell others about your cluster/science park and what you would like to see happen on an international arena

Find collaborative opportunities

Influence the TIM strategy 2019/20

More information about the programme can be found HERE.

Welcome Bioga – Life Sciences Technological Business Cluster to Twins´ International MultiHelix (TIM)

On July 11th 2019 a Partnership Agreement was signed between Bioga – Life Sciences Technological Business Cluster, situated in Galicia, Spain and Twins´ International MultiHelix (TIM) in Lund, Sweden. It is our pleasure to welcome Bioga as an International Network member and to start collaborating in the field of Life Sciences to create value for people´s health and wellbeing. 

Bioga is a non-profit association that brings together all the organizations integrated in the value chain of the biotechnology sector that are based in Galicia. It was born in July 2010 to represent the Galician sector of the Life Sciences, a sector of great projection and growth in which Galicia is positioned as a benchmark, both for the quality of its companies and for the research carried out in Universities, Centers of Investigation and Sanitary System. 

Bioga currently has 67 partners, including companies, private foundations, universities, technology centers and institutions; being the most representative cluster of the autonomous community of Galicia. Every year Bioga increases the number of partners, which shows the strong activity of both the sector and Bioga in representing the common interests of the biotechnological business tissue.

Galician biotechnology companies have very diverse areas of activity, from agri-food to pharmaceutical, through circular economy, engineering, nanotechnology, health-tech and veterinary, among others. 

Galicia is situated as a community of reference in biotechnology. The sector has about 250 companies using biotechnology and grows at a rate of 10% per year, with a turnover of more than 320 million euros. The community supports more than 3,500 jobs linked to the biotech sector (including companies and the public sector) and grows at a rate of 9.5%. Galicia is one of the most important regions in Spain for biotechnology, both in terms of research and business opportunities. The importance of life sciences and the abundance of natural resources in the region have boosted the rapid growth of biotechnology in recent years.

Please also visit Bioga on the web: https://www.bioga.org

Welcome Galician Health Cluster (CSG) to Twins´ International MultiHelix (TIM)

On July 5th 2019 a Partnership Agreement was signed between the Galician Health Cluster CSG (Cluster Saúde de Galicia), situated in Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Twins´ International MultiHelix (TIM) in Lund, Sweden. It is our pleasure to welcome CSG as an International Network member and to start collaborating in the field of Life Sciences to create value for people´s health and wellbeing. 

The CSG as an innovation center.

TheGalician Health Cluster CSG (Cluster Saúde de Galicia) is a professional platform for public-private cooperation, which acts as a catalyst for the competitiveness of the health and social care industries, contributing decisively to the economic and social development of the region of Galicia. One of the key objectives is the internationalization of the innovation of the health and social care sectors.

CSG was established in 2011 by 15 founder entities and currently counts with 72 members and growing. With a turnover of almost 900M€ our members employ more than 80000 people and are present in more than 100 countries. They are part of one or more of our value chains: Healthcare, Foodtech, Healthtech & Support.

A patient-centered model based on innovation

The CSG develops a model based on clinical excellence, R&D&I, digital transformation and the development of technology-based products to improve wellbeing. For this, the CSG acts as the channel of communications between the users, providers and regulators. CSG works for keeping a good communication with the regional Ministries of Health, Social Affairs & Industry, Economics and Employment. Our members include patient associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, MNC as well as universities, technological centers and other non-profit and professional school associations.

Collaboration is imprinted in CSG DNA, leading the health and social care sectors of Galicia in several European networks and being an active member in the national network of health clusters. The Galician Health Cluster participates in several European projects as a key partner for communication and translation of research results into industry.

Please also visit CSG on the web: https://clustersaude.com/en/

Welcome Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) to Twins´ International MultiHelix (TIM)

On June 20th2019 a Partnership Agreement was signed between Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)situated at Pak Shek Kok, New Territories, Hong Kongand Twins´ International MultiHelix (TIM) in Lund, Sweden. It is our pleasure to welcome HKSTP as an International Network member and to start collaborating in the field of Life Sciences to create value for people´s health and wellbeing. 

Since the inception in 2002 HKSTP have cultivated a fertile ground for innovation and technology ecosystem to thrive and to elevate Hong Kong into a regional hub. There are five major technologies clusters – Biomedical TechnologyElectronicsGreen TechnologyInformation and Communications Technology and Material and Precision Engineering. The technology clusters contribute to devising innovative solutions for three platforms in focus – Smart CityHealthy Ageing and Robotics. There is a working population of + 13.000 people and 700 partner companies coming from +20 different regions/countries.

HKSTP provide partner companies with a full range of infrastructure, facilities and support services throughout their journey from conceptualisation to commercialisation, ensuring innovation is enabled at Hong Kong Science Park. HKSTP accelerate the growth of innovation & technology ecosystem further with the HKSAR Government’s HK$10 billion Injection. New initiatives, enhanced incubation programmes and support services are in place to nurture startups, help partner companies achieve long-term development, attract top talent, tech companies and funding.

Representative from HKSTP will attend the TIM Annual Meeting this year held in Lund on 9th-10thof Sept. Please take the opportunity to find out more about HKSTP and how you could start a collaboration with HKSTP.

Please also visit HKSTP on the web: https://www.hkstp.org/en

Welcome Shonan Health Innovation Park (iPark) to Twins´ International MultiHelix (TIM)

On May 14th 2019 a Partnership Agreement was signed between Shonan Health Innovation Park (iPark), Japan and Twins´ International MultiHelix (TIM). It is our pleasure to welcome iPark as an International Network member and to start collaborating in the field of Life Sciences to create value for people´s health and wellbeing. The strategic focus areas of iPark are Regenerative Medicine, Rare Diseases, Dementia and Disease Prevention. This creates an excellent fit with other international members of TIM. The ambition of iPark is to build a Life Science ecosystem that is open to the world where public, private and academic sectors come together to propel and transform innovative ideas into patient benefit. iPark is representing the seventh country in TIM´s membership portfolio and the first country from Asia.

Shonan Health Innovation Park (iPark) began operations in April 2018, with the aim of creating a co-location ecosystem comprised of researchers, industry experts, venture startups, government, and academia who will collaborate and co-create - to accelerate research, with the aim of transforming cutting-edge science into impactful health solutions for patients across the world.

Takeda launched Shonan iPark by transforming its Shonan research site to enhance scientific innovation with the aspiration to become a world-class ecosystem. Shonan iPark is supported by the local government and aligns well with the backbone of the government’s economic and revitalization strategy.

iPark will be represented by Dr Toshio Fujimoto, General Manager, in the TIM Annual Meeting this year held in Lund on 9th-10th of Sept. Please take the opportunity to interact with Dr Fujimoto and find out more about iPark and how you could start a collaboration.

Read more about iPark at https://www.shonan-health-innovation-park.com/en/

Welcome to The #LetsCluster Summit that will take place from March 25th to 27th 2019, at the Messe Congress in Graz, Austria

The #LetsCluster Summit will take place from March 25th to 27th 2019, at the Messe Congress Graz. A program with more than 8 SideEvents, a HighTech Expo with the greats of the national and international micro- and nanoelectronic ecosystem and an outstanding B2B Matchmaking opportunity round up the immersive three-day program. The scope of #LetsCluster is to emphasize the strengths of the important flagship enterprises in the application fields of Smart Living, Smart Mobility, Health Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Cyber Security, Industry 4.0 and many more.

Read more about the event at: https://letscluster.com/

Welcome human.technology.styria (HTS) to Twins´ International MultiHelix (TIM)

From 1st of February 2019 TIM has a new International Network member in Graz, Austria. It is a pleasure to welcome human.technology.styria and to start collaborating in the field of Life Sciences including also ICT and Food to create value for people´s health and wellbeing. HTS is positioned in the center point of an internationally oriented region of innovators and suppliers that is covering the whole value chain of the life science industry. 

HTS was founded in 2004 by eight companies with the vision to start an association for business development supporting the regional life science community. At present there are 120+ companies and 39.500 employees in the cluster field. HTS is also including connections to hospitals, universities, institutes and research centers. HTS has developed a soft-landing program for companies interested in exploring the Austrian and the international market.

The areas of strength in Life Sciences are MedTech and Pharma & BioTech. HTS is also a Reference Site for Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) in EU which can lead to interesting collaboration opportunities with the other TIM members also being Reference Sites.


Please also visit the HTS on the web: https://www.humantechnology.at/en/

NLSD - Nordic Life Science Days 2019, 10-12 September in Malmö-Copenhagen

Nordic Life Science Days is the largest Nordic partnering conference dedicated to the life science industry. Since its inception in 2013, the event has nurtured a community of people from the world of life science, and created a unique place to do business.

More information can be found at: https://www.nlsdays.com/about-the-event/

BioWales 2019

BioWales 2019, the 17th international life sciences event, will take place in Spring 2019 in Cardiff. The concrete date has not yet been announced. BioWales will be organised by the Welsh Government.

Welcome to The Bridge Summit, January 30-31 2019 in Malmö, Sweden


The Bridge Summit 2019 is, more than ever, a marketplace for connecting international business with world-class materials and life science research to push for more sustainable growth.

Read more about The Bridge Summit at: http://2019.thebridge.se/

Biowales 2017

BioWales 2017 will be held at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff  7-8 March. The theme of this year’s event is Health and Wealth, where the unique opportunities in Cell Therapy, Regenerative Medicine and Medical Technology are empowering patients and professionals through better services and information on a global scale. 

More information about this annual conference can be found HERE.

If you would like to attend as an international delegate we can arrange for a reduced registration fee. Please contact Ursula Hultkvist Bengtsson, ursula@multihelix.se.

Biomedica life sciences summit and tim's annual network meeting

TIM's annual network meeting 2017 will be held in conjunction with the 2017 Biomedica Life Sciences Summit in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. 

More information about this summit can be found HERE.

Visit to Canada and Sherbrooke Innopole in October 2017

We can now offer SME companies that are in the process of investigating possible business opportunities in Canada a fast and direct link to new partners. 

Sherbrooke Innopole can arrange for tailor-made meetings, suited for your individual needs, with research centres and companies in the Montreal and Québec areas. Your company should be active in the Life Science sector, looking for partners in research or looking for business opportunities in a new and interesting market. The 4 day trip will include visits to research centres, networking lunches and ample time for B2B meetings. Sherbrooke Innopole will also be of help by organising business meetings of your choice.

Sherbrooke Innopole and TIM has made funds available to cover for part of your travel expenses.

Interested companies should contact Ursula Hultkvist Bengtsson, ursula@multihelix.se, for more information.

A link to Sherbrooke Innopole can be found HERE.