Workshop on Photonics for Life Science and Regional Innovation Strategies





The workshop took place in Kista (Stockholm) on October 17, 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm.

Final Programme HERE

The Main Themes were:This workshop was organised in the framework of our EU project called ÉPRISE ( It took place the day before the start of our annual conference “Optics&Photonics in Sweden”, October 18&19 at the same location.

  1. How do Swedish companies active in the field of photonics manage to enter Life Science markets (Medical, Pharma, Agriculture and Food)?
  1. How do regional innovation strategies support these photonics companies and benefit from their growth?


Presentation of the EPRISE project – PhotonicSweden and the company database for Sweden“, Pierre-Yves Fonjallaz, PhotonicSweden, Director.

Smart Specialization and Photonics in the Stockholm Region”, Maria C. Lindqvist, Development Manager  of the County Administrative Board of Stockholm.

Life Science in Sweden – the Innovation Agency´s Perspective”, Jenni Nordborg, Head of the Health Department, Vinnova

Single Technologies – from idea to the World’s fastest single molecule sensitive 3D imaging system”, Annika Bågenholm (Founder, Project Manager) and Raoul Stubbe (Founder), Single Technologies AB, Stockholm

Eureka!… But then?! CLS solution to survive the MedDev maze”, Cristina Pantaleone, Technical Manager Product Development, Clinical Laserthermia Systems AB, Lund (Abstract available soon)

Lasers and life science: seeing the future”, Elizabeth Illy, Dir. Marketing, Cobolt AB (a Hübner Group Company), Solna.

How RISE Acreo Supports SMEs in the Life Science Sector”, Sara Bogren, Senior Scientist, RISE Acreo, Gothenburg

Medtech4Health -a catalyzer to get more medtech ideas to be implemented in healthcare”, Reidar Gårdebäck, Programme Director, SIO programme MedTech4Health.

SpectraCure: from University Start-Up to Public Company”, Johannes Swartling, CTO, SpectraCure AB, Lund.

Non-destructive Raman analysis, seeing the future from scattered light”, Feng-I Tai, Application Specialist, Kagaku Analys AB, Gothenburg

Non-destructive Raman analysis, seeing the future from scattered light”, Alistair Gooch, Marketing and Sales Manager, Inspectis Optical Systems AB, Solna



36 registered participants (4 could finally not attend) from:

Acal Bfi Nordic AB, BMP Innovation AB, Clinical Laserthermia AB, Cobolt AB, Eclipse Optics AB, Edmund Optics, GE Healthcare, Hamamatsu Photonics, Höök Instruments, IFM, Linköping University, Inpectis, Kagaku Analytics, LED Tailor Sweden AB, MedTech4Health, Optoga AB, Photonics Finland, RISE AB, RISE Acreo AB, Single Technologies AB, SpectraCure AB, Spinverse AB, Stockholm University, Stockholms Länsstyrelsen, SwedenBIO, Swerea Kimab AB and Vinnova.



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