Together with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and Roskilde University (RUC), Knowledge Hub Zealand has for the first time organized the Biotech Case Competition: A case competition targeted graduate students with an interest in biotechnology from Danish universities.
50 students from DTU, RUC and University of Southern Denmark visited Kalundborg from March 10-12 to solve biotechnology challenges in collaboration with Novo Nordisk and Kalundborg Symbiosis - and many were on the waiting list.
The 50 students had to work in groups on a biotechnology challenge and present a solution at the final event at DTU in Lyngby on March 17.
The students have had the choice between two cases from companies in the Northwest Zealand industry: One on fermentation in collaboration with the world's largest insulin factory Novo Nordisk or one on resource utilization in collaboration with Unibio and Boehringer Ingelheim as part of the world-leading industrial symbiosis Kalundborg Symbiosis.
During the weekend, the students stayed at Danhostel Kalundborg, but they spent the daytime at the local research and education center Helix Lab, where they worked with their assigned group to develop a case solution.
DTU's Executive Director adds:
Camilla Mollerup Top, Project Manager, Knowledge Hub Zealand
The biotech city of Kalundborg is currently on a historic growth journey with the expansion of existing production facilities and the arrival of many new companies.
Biotech Case Competition to be organized as part of business lighthouse initiative Biosolutions Zealandwhere Knowledge Hub Zealand, together with a wide range of partners, is working to make Zealand a global lighthouse for biological solutions.
The case competition is one of many initiatives that will help to highlight the many exciting education and career opportunities that Northwest Zealand, and Kalundborg in particular, offers in order to attract the qualified workforce that companies are looking for.
The Biotech Case Competition was organized with financial support from the Danish Business Promotion Agency and the EU.
Aerial view of Helix Lab and Campus Kalundborg next to the Biotech City industry.