Today we started early for our transfer from Denmark to Sweden across the well-known öresund bridge which connects Copenhagen and Malmö. Arriving in Malmö, we received some information on the regions work in healthcare from the Medical Director from the Region Skåne. One of the Region Skåne owned companies ClinTrials Skåne AB presented in detail their activities as the industry’s gateway to all resources available for clinical trials. In the afternoon, a factory visit of ArjoHuntleigh was included in the program. ArjoHuntleigh is a global provider of medical devices with approximately 4500 employees in more than 30 countries. We found out more about the ArjoHuntleigh philosophy and how it is translated into innovation and product development. The delegation also got the opportunity to “Touch and feel” some of the ArjoHuntleigh products.
In the evening we were kindly invited at the Malmö City Hall by the Mayor for the highlight of our visit to Medicon Valley: the official signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Belgian Limburg and Medicon Valley. The goal of this understanding is to establish a long-term mutually beneficial international collaboration between both regions. With this collaboration we aim to strengthen both clusters in Europe. During the signing, which is strongly supported by the Flemish Government, all parties agreed to exert their best effort to develop a fruitful collaboration.