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Icelandic Life Sciences Ecosystem

Small Nation - Big Ideas


 
AGENDA          


Click on the names in bold below to view individual presentations

 

Host: Karl Gudmundsson, Director, Trade and Invest, Promote Iceland

11:00-11:15am

Icelandic Life Science Ecosystem - 2020 Edition
- Tanya Zharov, Deputy CEO, Alvotech

Introduction to Orf Genetics

11:20-11.35am

Iceland Economic Outlook
- Bjarni Benediktsson, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs

11:35-11:50am

Fireside Chat
- Terry McGuire, Founding Partner, Polaris Partners in conversation with Hannes Smárason, Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, WuXi NextCODE

11:50-12:05am

Doing Business in Iceland
- Steinþór Pálsson, Partner and Head of Management Consulting, KPMG Iceland


Introduction to Kerecis

12:10-12:25pm

The Icelandic R&D Environment
- Kári Stefánsson, Founder and CEO, deCODE genetics


Introduction to Blue Lagoon

12:30-12:40pm

The Icelandic VC Perspective
- Svana Gunnarsdóttir, Managing Partner, Frumtak Ventures 

12:30-1:30pm 

Company Investor Pitches and Q&A  

Oculis - Páll Ragnar Jóhannesson, Chief Strategy Officer
Mentis Cura - Claire Button, CEO
Epiendo - Finnur Einarsson, COO & CFO
3z - Haraldur Þorsteinsson, Co-Founder - Chief R&D Officer
Saga Natura - Lilja Kjalardóttir, CEO

1:30pm

Closing
Erna Bjornsdottir, Program Manager Life Sciences, Trade and Invest,
Promote Iceland


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Organizers: Promote Iceland and the Consulate of Iceland in New York.

Partners: The Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce (US), American Icelandic Chamber of Commerce (Iceland), Icelandic Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Canada) and FRAMÍS, Venture Capital Association of Iceland, Investable Universe