Life Science Academy for Startups

A tailor-made, unique program for life science and healthcare innovation startups from Southern Scandinavia to unlock their growth potential.

Background and Purpose

Life Science Academy is a three-year project funded by the EU program Interreg Øresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak, which supports projects in the southwestern part of Scandinavia that promote the development of social innovation, green economy, transport and employment.

Together with the project partners, our vision is to unite Denmark, Sweden and Norway by creating an ecosystem that seamlessly connects startups to competencies and facilities and facilitates innovation without borders.

Life Science Academy for Startups is a tailor-made, unique program for startups from Southern Scandinavia within life science and healthcare innovation to build concrete competencies and resources to unlock their growth potential.

With expert help from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, we support you in reaching your goal easier and faster. Enjoy all the benefits of the program for free.

Want to join?

Whether you are involved in research and development, consulting, manufacturing, or sales, you can benefit from our comprehensive support. Wherever you are on the development spectrum, you can count on us.

We are looking for aspiring startups in the dynamic world of life science and healthcare innovation.

If you fit the criteria below, we strongly encourage you to apply. You:

  • Are the founder of a life science startup ...
  • ... located in the Øresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak area 
  • Have an organization number/CVR number (don't worry, we can assist with that too)
  • Comply with state aid rules

Expected Result

As part of the program, you will strengthen your innovation skills, overcome challenges, and accelerate the transition from your groundbreaking life science idea to a market-ready product.

During the project period you will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of your startup's strengths and potentials
  • Gain the skills to realize your startup's potential
  • Build networks across Denmark, Sweden, and Norway
  • Find your next collaboration partner


The program consists of the following elements:


Funded by

Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak

Project period

Aug. 1, 2023-July 31, 2026

Project partners

-Erhvervshus Sjælland
-DTU Skylab
-Högskolan i Halmstad
-Medicon Valley Alliance
-SmiLe Incubator
-The Life Science Cluster
-Danish Technological Institute
-University of Southern Denmark, SDU
-Knowledge Hub Zealand


Project Manager, Knowledge Hub Zealand:
Louise Vigsnæs

Questions about the program? Contact:

Relevant links

Life Science Academy for Startups' website: