We are proud to launch the TechConnect Europe Innovation Conference & Expo, designed to connect top applied research and early-stage technologies from universities, labs and startup with industry and investment end-users and prospectors.
Submit your applied research abstract for speaking or poster presentation consideration within the three day multi-track program in Malmö.
Submit your innovations (startups, intellectual property, early-stage technologies) for pitch and showcase consideration, and to be connected with participating industry scouts and investors.
Join us in Sweden this November for an exciting speaker program along with scientific tours to the new large scale research facilities, including the European Spallation Source (ESS), Lund University and NanoLund facilities and of course beautiful Malmö Sweden and Copenhagen Denmark!
“TechConnect World is an excellent opportunity to meet all key innovation players and stakeholders all in one place — at the premier innovation commercialization and networking event.”
Why the Swedish region of Skåne is the perfect place for business, research, and innovation
A significant reason for the choice of Malmö as the setting for TechConnect's first ever event outside the United States was its location in Skåne, the southernmost region in Sweden. The area has one of the hottest startup scenes in Scandinavia and is brimming with expert knowledge in both academics and industry. It was recently ranked in the top 10 most innovative EU regions, and is where one can especially find cutting-edge work in the advanced materials and life science sectors.
Malmö and Skåne are key parts of the Medicon Valley life science cluster. Stretching down to include Eastern Denmark, it's home to more than 350 biotech, medtech, and pharmaceutical companies and is the largest life science cluster in all the Nordic countries. The area has a long history of innovation in the medical and biotech fields that continues today with wide and extensive research conducted at numerous universities, hospitals, and science parks. It's where many companies, from startups to multinationals, start out and choose as the base for their research.
As part of Sweden, Skåne is also connected to and carries on the country's long tradition of collaboration between government, academia, industry, and society in bringing cutting-edge solutions to the market.
The Skåne region is home to groundbreaking research in the advanced materials field, including facilities with world-class visualisation instruments. The most prominent is the MAX IV in Lund, which has been offering a detailed way of looking at materials through the strongest X-ray light currently available since 2016. There's also the still-in-construction European Spallation Source, which will be the world's most powerful neutron source when it opens its doors in 2023. And there's Lund University's renowned research in nanotechnology (more than 450 top-class nanotechnology researchers and PhD students are in the area).