Interregprojekt

Greater Copenhagen Life Science analysis initiative

Greater Copenhagen Life Science analysis initiative är ett EU-projekt med syfte att öka kunskapen om regionens life science-kluster. Bland annat är efterfrågan på arbetskraft och framtida kompetensbehov inom branschen i fokus. Inom ramen för projektet kommer Øresundsinstituttet bland annat att genomföra ett större researcharbete med fokus på att kartlägga life science-företagen i Greater Copenhagen-regionen. Arbetet ska mynna ut i ett antal skriftliga rapporter som utgör underlag för det kompetensråd som bildas inom ramen för projektet samt till press- och informationskampanjer med förväntan om att skapa ett medialt intresse för branschens betydelse och bidrag till svensk och dansk ekonomi.

Projektet har beviljats medel från EU-programmet Interreg Öresund-Kattegatt-Skagerrak och löper fram till 31 december 2021. Lead partner för projektet är Medicon Valley Alliance och partner är Øresundsinstituttet.

För mer information:

Johan Wessman
Övergripande projektansvarig, Øresundsinstituttet
johan.wessman@oresundsinstituttet.org

Jenny Andersson
Projektledare för analysarbetet
jenny.andersson@oresundsinstituttet.org

 

Greater Copenhagen Life Science analysis initiative – English project description

The primary objective of the GCLSA-project developed and managed jointly by the Danish-Swedish organizations Øresundsinstituttet and Medicon Valley Alliance is to 1) analyze and increase knowledge about the need and demand for competencies and skills and 2) support the development of the integrated labor market in the Danish-Swedish life science cluster, Medicon Valley. Furthermore, the project will establish a bi-national forum which can push this agenda on an ongoing basis thereby addressing an issue of crucial importance for growth and employment on both the Danish and the Swedish side of the Greater Copenhagen region.

Targeting national, regional and local Danish and Swedish policy makers and key opinion leaders from industry and academia, the analysis work and the deliberations of the established Competencies and Skills Forum aim to provide a more qualified point of departure for developing initiatives which

  • increase awareness of the supply and demand of labor in the regional life science cluster and facilitate mobility on the bi-national regional life science labor market
  • optimize relevant life science educations in Sweden and Denmark including a more coherent approach to the prioritization and distribution of resources for R&D and educational institutions specifically addressing the needs of the life science industry
  • highlight the scientific, commercial and societal strongholds of the Medicon Valley region and market the general attractiveness of the region as a first-class destination for both talent and business.
  • Investigate which factors are decisive when life science companies in the region successfully develop and expand
  • provide national and regional stakeholders working with labor market life science related issues a common statistic point of departure and methodology
  • Help to eliminate obstacles to the free movement of labor (commuting) between Sweden and Denmark

In sum, the analysis work provided, and the forum established will not only help Medicon Valley prosper and grow scientifically, but also help finetune and fuel the growth engine created by public and private stakeholders during the last 20 years, which has helped Medicon Valley to firmly establish itself as the leading and most dynamic and vibrant life science cluster of the Nordics.