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Sep 26, 2022 - Sep 27, 2022

Nordic Innovation Fair 2022 (Copenhagen, DEN)

Nordic Innovation Fair connects Nordic scientists with international investors and businesses.

Nordic Innovation Fair will showcase up to 120 business opportunities, offering a free and unique matchmaking and networking opportunity by bringing together all stakeholders across the innovation ecosystem. Researchers and spin-outs from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark will present their inventions with the aim of finding business opportunities for: licensing, co-development, research collaboration, funding and/or investment.

Deadline for Business Opportunity Abstract Submission is 30 May

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Sep 28, 2022 - Sep 29, 2022

Nordic Life Science Days 2022 (Malmö, SWE)

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.

Life science companies from the Nordics have the opportunity to apply to join the NLS Invest Rising Stars challenge to be held during NLSDays 2022. Nordic committee (including Nordic incubators, accelerators, qualified investors, and support organizations) will select 40 applicants to join NLSDays – at no cost.

On 28-29 September 2022, the 40 selected companies will attend NLSDays 2022 – at no cost – to pitch before our global investor community and NLSDays audience, as well as to access our unique partnering platform for face-to-face meetings with potential partners. 12 will be selected as finalists and 3 winners will be selected as NLSInvest 2022 Rising Stars Awardees during the NLSDays Closing Ceremony on 29 September 2022, during which they will receive their Awards and Prizes.

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Oct 24, 2022 - Oct 26, 2022

BIO-Europe 2022 (Leipzig, GER)

This “must-attend” event is Europe’s largest life science partnering conference. BIO-Europe’s world-class workshops, panels and active exhibition along with thousands of prescheduled one-to-one meetings make this event an unrivaled forum for companies across the biotech value chain to meet and do business.

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Nov 14, 2022 - Nov 17, 2022

MEDICA 2022 (Dusseldorf, GER)

The Medica is the world’s largest medical trade fair for medical technology, electromedical equipment, laboratory equipment, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. The fair takes place once a year in Dusseldorf and is open to trade visitors only. Annually Medica have had about 5600 exhibitors from 68 countries and more than 120.000 visitors from 176 countries.

Four days of full power, knowledge transfer and networking at the new digital interactive format of the world’s leading trade fair MEDICA. In the Conference Area, top-class lectures by renowned speakers will inform about topics related to medical technology, laboratory medicine, health IT, sports medicine and health policy.

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Showcase Event

Nov 16, 2022

SPARK Showcase Event 2022 (Helsinki, FIN)

On behalf of SPARK Finland and our partner programs in Nordics we are happy to inform that the first ever Nordics oriented SPARK Showcase Event will be organized in November 16th 2022 at 16:00-21:00. The place is Terkko Health Hub (Helsinki) and doors open at 15:30.  Attending requires registration which will be announced later.


15:30 Doors open at Terkko Health Hub (Haartmaninkatu 4, Helsinki)
16:00 Welcome by SPARK Management Team
16:10 Welcome by our Nordic collaboration
16:15 Alumni and SPARKee pitch session
17:15 Break
17:35 Second SPARKee pitch session
18:35 Break
18:55 Third SPARKee pitch session
20:00 Networking
21:00 The End

This is a showcase and celebration event for our stars – the projects (aka SPARKees) and alumni – but also for our mentors, advisors, and enablers in the Nordic and even global networks.  The event is targeted for SPARKees, SPARK alumni, our mentors and advisors, representatives form our associated institutions, innovation service and financing representatives, the industry and investors… and students related to the scope of SPARK program.

SPARK Showcase Event is the place to meet different stakeholders of this community and especially meet and hear the coolest and most relevant project teams developing new solutions for unmet medical needs. In the event you can meet project teams also from SPARK Norway as well as managers, mentors, and advisors from other European and even Global programs. In the future we are about to organize an annual Nordic showcase event rotating in the Nordic countries.

We hope to see you at the event in Mid-November!


Nov 17, 2022 - Nov 18, 2022

SLUSH 2022 (Helsinki, FIN)

Slush is the world’s leading startup event connecting founders with what and whom they need while building a new, inclusive, and more purposeful culture of entrepreneurship.

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Nov 29, 2022 - Nov 30, 2022

BioFIT 2022 (Strasbourg, FRA)

With the highest attending rate of academics, TTOs and research institutions, BioFIT is the place where academia-industry collaborations get started. BioFIT has taken on a whole new dimension becoming the meeting point in Europe for tech transfer and for sourcing early-stage innovations stemming from public research institutions, academic spin-offs and emerging biotech companies. Together with big pharma, biotech and diagnostic companies, BioFIT operates as a platform to build partnerships for all public and private actors. BioFIT is also the European marketplace for pre-seed, seed and Series A investment in Life Sciences.

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