Press study tour to Denmark brought Journalists, Companies, Universities, Science Parks and Networks together for 3 days of lively discussions
The HealthPort press study tour to Denmark 28th to 30th of May was fully booked with 12 participating journalists, the maximum number the tour could host, and with many more on the waiting list.
The tour focused on commercialisation of ideas from clinics and hospitals, gave an insight into the Danish health and life science sectors as a practical example and discussed the future of health and bio economy.
During the tour a summary of a HealthPort Innovation Agendawas launched with initial recommendations on how to create a competitive health economy in the Baltic Sea Region. The agenda will in the comings months be discussed in a wider context.
On the picture: Mads Randbøl Wolff from the Nordic Council of Ministers discusses health and bio economy with the participants of the press study tour (brought with permission of Diana Hornung).
Several ScanBalt Business advertisers accepted invitations to present their companies and activities and discuss them with the journalists and other participants. Among them wereScandinavian Care, Relaxbirth Ltd, TBD-Biodiscovery, Dermatological Investigations Scandinavia andIntelligent Systems. ScanBalt Business will continue the development as an attractive cost-efficient service for companies in ScanBaltBioRegion integrating multiple channels and tools for building awareness and knowledge.
The press study tour was the 4th of its kind in ScanBaltBioRegionbased on a concept developed in collaboration with the European Union Science Journalist Association. For ScanBalt it is crucial to encourage and promote the dialogue between society, science and innovation. Furthermore, a press tour is a reality check of the relevance of ScanBaltBioRegion activities. If they cannot be explained in clear terms maybe it is time to consider if it is worth doing at all.
“ScanBalt and ScanBaltBioRegion learn a lot from the direct contact with the media, it forms part of our quality control” says the General Secretary of ScanBalt, Peter Frank.
Read also the impressions from the tour of one of the participants journalist David Levine, Scientific American
The press study tour was co-financed by the Baltic Sea Region programme 2007 – 2013 as part of the BSHRHealthPort project.BSHRHealthPort is a pillar of the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy flagship ScanBalt Health Region.
The tour was organised by Tartu Biotechnology Park in collaboration with the European Union of Science Journalists Associations, Biopeople, Danish Biotech Association, COBIS, The Nordic Council of Ministers and ScanBalt® fmba.