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National cluster for life science and welfare technology is now on air

The board of the new cluster Danish Life Science Cluster has now been sorted out, and the work can begin. The cluster gets regional hubs across the country and builds on the work that Welfare Tech and other clusters are doing today. The cluster continues to focus on SMEs.

Denmark's new national business cluster for life science and welfare technology has now been officially established as an association under the name Danish Life Science Cluster (DLSC). From 2021, Welfare Tech will be part of the new cluster, which covers life science and welfare technology.

The board of the Danish Life Science Cluster has constituted itself with a chairmanship across the business community, the knowledge institutions and the healthcare system represented by the Danish municipalities, and regions.

The goal of the cluster is to ensure a basis for patient treatment, innovation, and world-class product development for the benefit of both growth and welfare.

The new cluster builds on the work of Welfare Techs and the other existing cluster organizations. Employees from these clusters, approximately 30 people in total, will form the staff of DLSC, which will be organized into four regional hubs.

- Throughout the negotiation process, Welfare Tech has focused on creating the best possible conditions for SMEs throughout the country. The cluster will have regional hubs in Odense, Aarhus, and Aalborg and headquarters in Copenhagen, and this will ensure that we can maintain the short distance between the cluster and the companies, says CEO in Welfare Tech, Søren Parmar-Sielemann.

Director for Danish Life Science Cluster is wanted - see the job advertisement here.

Companies in place on the board

The board of the Danish Life Science Cluster consists of representatives of e.g. knowledge institutions, regions, municipalities, and companies.

- We have emphasised that companies must have an important voice on the board, and we have received this, so we can continue to be sharp in business promotion, says Søren Parmar-Sielemann.

Odense Kommune and SDU are also represented on the board.

The new chairman of the board is CEO of the Lægemiddelindustriforeningen (Pharmaceutical Industry Association), LIF, Ida Sofie Jensen.

Welfare Tech's members will be contacted directly for further dialogue about the future.

 

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Welfare Tech is​ co-financed by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and The European Regional Development Fund.

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