COLLABORATION. GoCo Health Innovation City, for which Sahlgrenska Academy is a founding partner, has now been officially inaugurated with the launch of a webcast television program. All the key people in the life sciences involved in the program have great faith in the potential for the life sciences in Gothenburg and in Sweden and the value that GoCo Health Innovation City will contribute.
Watch the broadcast in its entirety on GoCo Health Innovation City’s website: https://goco.se/tv/
“GoCo Health Innovation City will be an important meeting place that brings together research we conduct with the business community. We have a rich tradition of collaboration with external partners, which is also a prerequisite for Sweden’s ability to defend our leading role in health innovation,” notes Dean Agneta Holmäng. She highlights export successes, such as Losec and Brånemark’s research in osseointegration, as examples of successful innovation based on research from Sahlgrenska Academy.
Sweden’s Minister of Business, Industry and Innovation Ibrahim Baylan opens the program with a statement about GoCo Health Innovation City. He notes that investments in life sciences need to be driven and coordinated at all levels – nationally, regionally and locally: “Investments such as GoCo Health Innovation City are needed for the region to continue to improve its competitiveness, to advance its position and to evolve into a world-leading innovation cluster.”
The host of the television program is Helena Stålnert, a veteran journalist with a background in Swedish television. The panel includes Marcus Wallenberg, Carl Bennet, Leif Johansson, Eva Wiberg and Ann-Marie Wennberg.
AstraZeneca owns GoCo Health Innovation City along with the real estate companies Next Step and Vectura. Important partners include the city of Mölndal, Business Region Gothenburg and the West Sweden Chamber of Commerce.
BY: ELIN LINDSTRÖM