It has been a pleasure to work with you the past four months since I joined EIT Health in March. There is a tremendous amount of activities going on and I am impressed by all the energy that everyday is laid down by all Partners in Scandinavia! This is promising for the future – EIT Health has rapidly developed into a true pan-European network and probably the largest organized life science collaboration network in Europe and one of the largest globally.
But we also have some challenges. One is to further integrate EIT Health into the life science and innovation ecosystems in Denmark, Sweden and Estonia, and we have accelerated that work. Most particularly, we have activated our network to create more synergies within the existing Scandinavian innovation ecosystem.
We have strong innovation stakeholders in Scandinavia, and identifying joint interests and collaboration opportunities, in order to increase the opportunities for the Partner community, is an important line of activity that we should pursue in the coming period. We will be pleased to keep you updated on this very important question, and to be able to present more opportunities for the Partnership in the coming year.
Another challenge is to learn from the delivery of the last Business Plan in order to continuously improve the processes. This should be finalised once again before this autumn, when next Business Plan is launched.
At last, I would like to express how delighted I am to be on board and work together with the CLC, the whole Scandinavian Partnership and the European EIT Health to further develop Europe’s largest organized life science and health collaboration.
I wish you all a great summer!
Managing Director, EIT Health Scandinavia