KI Science Park DAY 2023

15 NOVEMBER | Eva & Georg Klein | Biomedicum, Solnavägen 9


Showcasing the power of working together

Welcome to KI Science Park DAY!

Welcome to an inspiring day built around community, sharing, learning, and evolving. This day will leave you full of new knowledge and contacts and the feeling of anything is possible if we make use of the network that we have and create together.

Moderator: Charlotte af Klercker, Corporate Sustainability Director at BioArctic.

Meet the winners of Karolinska Institutets prize for Innovation and Utilization 2023

The prize is awarded to one or more researchers who distinguished themselves through outstanding utilization of research results that led to an innovation. The award 2023 goes Johan Hartman and Mattias Rantalainen. They are rewarded for improving cancer diagnostics with innovative research and inspiring working methods.

The event is fully booked at the moment, but please feel free to register to the waiting list and we will inform you by email if you have received a spot.


12:15 LUNCH | networking in exhibition area

13:00 Welcome to KI Science Park DAY 2023!

Johan Weigelt, CEO KI Holding and Chairman of the Board, KI Science Park
Christian Giske, Professor at KI. Vice Chairman Committee for Research and Chairman of the Prize Committee for KI’s Prize for innovation and utilization

Moderator: Charlotte af Klercker, Corporate Sustainability Director at BioArctic

13:15 New kids on the block – meet new neighbors in the area

Over the past year, a number of renowned Life Science companies have chosen to establish offices at Campus Solna and in Hagastaden. In this session, we will introduce you to three of these companies. They will share insights on how this thriving district has a positive impact on their operations. And their expectations and hopes for what the ecosystem can provide.

Tobias Cornvik, Section Manager Affinity Ligand Design, Cytiva
Laura Plant, Head of External Affairs, IVI Europe Regional Office (IERO)
Pia Steensland, Director Policy & Public Affairs, Pfizer

13:50 Infrastructure initiatives for strengthening and supporting the Life Science ecosystem.

In this session, three voices representing different infrastructure supporting organisations in the region come together to share their perspectives and initiatives aimed at bolstering and supporting the local and regional life science ecosystem.

Björn Lindberg Sylvan, Head of concept retail and leasing, Akademiska Hus
Karin Dahlman-Wright, Professor and Chair of the KI infrastructure council
Pontus Holm, Head of Program Office Life Science at Region Stockholm

14:20 Key Note Speaker: Lovisa Afzelius

Lovisa will reflect on her journey from 15 years with in Big Pharma (AstraZeneca and Pfizer) over several start-ups to Flagship Pioneering, Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is today. In her role as Origination partner she has been part of the establishment of several first-in-category life sciences companies to transform human health and sustainability. Flagship Pioneering applies a unique hypothesis-driven innovation process to originate and foster novel scientific ventures, one of which is Moderna.

Lovisa Afzelius, origination partner at Flagship Pioneering

14:45 COFFEE BREAK | networking in exhibition area

15:30 Future impact pitching session by KI Innovations and companies from DRIVE incubator.

How can we maximize future societal benefits? Join us as we explore the strategies employed by four innovative companies from the KI Innovations DRIVE Incubator, as they leverage infrastructure, embrace emerging possibilities, and collaborate with the people around them to ensure success on their journey.

Elisabet Sjöström, Founder & CEO of Key2Brain
Jan Klingler, CEO & Co-founder of Volumeer
Rikard Grankvist, Chief Executive Officer on Microcardix

15:55 Panel: Unlocking Synergy – sustainable healthcare as a guiding star.

The podcast group “Spanarna – Jakten på det hälsosamma samhället” takes a look at trends that are reshaping healthcare of today and defining tomorrow. The trio will join us on stage to reflect on the day’s topics and what opportunities they see will be guiding towards a sustainable future.

Charlotte af Klercker, Corporate Sustainability Director at BioArctic
Björn ArvidssonManaging Director STUNS Life science 
Magnus Lejelöv, CEO Colivia Sweden

16:15 Award lecture: KI’s Prize for Innovation and Utilization, 2023.

Starting in 2022, Karolinska Institutet initiated an award for innovation and utilization. The prize is granted annually to one or more active researchers or research students who are employed, adjunct, or affiliated with KI. The 2023 Prize for Innovation and Utilization was awarded to Johan Hartman and Mattias Rantalainen. We are proud to host the official award lecture.

Presenter: Christian Giske, Professor at KI. Vice Chairman Committee for Research and Chairman of the Prize Committee for KI’s Prize for innovation and utilization
Awardee: Johan Hartman, Professor at KI, the Department of Oncology-Pathology
Awardee: Mattias Rantalainen, Associate Professor at KI, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

17:00 – 19:00 AFTER WORK & MINGLE | at AWL Cafe, Innomedium *(registration required).


Read more about the prize here.


Exhibitors, gold level


Research infrastructure posters session in the exhibition area



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About KI Science Park DAY

KI Science Park DAY is organized by Karolinska Institutet Science Park AB. The purpose of the event is to be an arena for the Life Science sector, where business and science meet – to connect and inspire.