Good ideas sometimes need expert advice and an efficient network. With Life Science Nord, you get both – a reliable, respected partner and a strong network of more than 260 North German companies, research institutes and universities.
With the aim of promoting the competitiveness and innovativeness of companies and scientific institutions, we facilitate co-operation with regional and international partners and offer platforms and services to help you achieve the greatest possible success for your potential, ideas and projects.
Communicating knowledge, linking knowledge – Events
Bundled expertise, exclusive networks: With our events, we promote the systematic networking of players from business and science. Whether medical technology, biotech or pharma – scientists and users come together at our friendly and informal themed events to share information and ideas, enhance their cross-industry expertise and pass on their specialist knowledge in a targeted manner. We are the North German dialogue for innovative medicine – relevant, current and always leading-edge.
“LSN events are the ideal setting to develop contacts and knowledge on industry topics: They’re up-to-date, practically oriented and personable.”
Productive knowledge sharing – working groups
We follow new trends, topics and developments closely, and in particular connect cluster companies on all industry-relevant issues. Our working groups provide you with up-to-date background information on key issues such as “regulatory affairs”, “CE documentation”, financing and organisational development and give you the opportunity to discuss these issues with other industry experts.
“The sessions of the working group on CE documentation are opportunities to discuss the issue with other experts in the region and deepen personal contacts with them – an essential network for our company!”
Individual, competent, honest – Consulting
Whether with regard to project development, start-up projects, technology transfer, strategy development or fundraising – we support you with your project, research or co-operation plans and provide you with personal, competent advice right from the very start. We provide you with relevant contacts and optimise projects, thereby enabling rapid progress from which innovations, new products, services and processes emerge. As a non-profit organisation, discretion is just as important and obvious to us as free advice and an open, honest dialogue with the focus firmly on your project idea and progress.
“LSN has advised us during project conception and pointed us in the direction of the most relevant contacts. One successful example is the OPTOCHIP project, which features an international consortium! For us, this network is a valuable partner for the spread of knowledge and skills.”
Exploiting synergies – trade shows and conventions
We enable you to participate in leading (inter)national trade shows, such as BIO-Europe, Medica and Arab Health. By exhibiting together at trade shows, cluster players and association members can forge contacts, tap into new markets and drive their projects forward. We will take care of the majority of the organisational tasks for you, which also gives SMEs the opportunity to showcase their company to an interested specialist audience easily and cost-effectively, both nationally and internationally.
“As an internationally active company, we utilise the LSN community booth at Arab Health as a platform for maintaining our business contacts in the Gulf region.”
We open doors for you worldwide
We see internationalisation as a fantastic opportunity, which is why we are constantly expanding our network beyond national borders and organising, among other things, delegation trips to relevant markets and countries, to establish direct, personal points of contact with international partners. We regularly welcome industry experts and decision-makers from all over the world here in North Germany, to provide them with informative insights and access to local and regional players from business and science.
In addition, Life Science Nord also acts as a lead or project partner, initiating, organising and assisting with the sharing of information and ideas between and networking of international project partners in the field of life science, thereby bringing the competencies and focus areas of the cluster players to the international stage, beyond the borders of the North German industry region.
“The LSN project on internationalisation, MAGIA, enabled us to link up with promising intermediaries for potential business contacts in the United States.”
Correct channelling of information – Marketing and communication
Benefit from a strong umbrella brand: Life Science Nord helps the entire region to become more visible at regional and international level. Through effective location marketing and the targeted communication of key topics with high-quality information materials, for example.
Do you need an audience and reach? Our broad range of services can be perfectly tailored to your individual requirements and the respective occasion. We distribute your information, press releases and events in a target-oriented manner. With our website, social media channels and newsletter, you will always reach the right audience. Attract attention and leverage our extensive range of communication and marketing tools for your corporate communication.
“For us, the LSN newsletter is an important tool for staying up-to-date on news and industry events in the region. And we also use Life Science Nord’s online channels to spread our company messaging.”
Bright minds and young talent
We post job vacancies from our premium partners on our job board and in our newsletter, enabling applicants to search for attractive job opportunities in the North German life science industry. Students and trainees can also find all the latest openings for specialised internships and dissertation projects from us. As an employer, this gives you an attractive regional recruiting platform for professions in the medical technology, pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.
In addition, our LSN ACADEMY training programme offers you the opportunity to enhance your specialist knowledge and improve your skills. A tailored range of training courses targeted at the continuing education needs of specialists and managers in the life science industry. Regardless of whether you want to advance your career, further expand your knowledge edge or simply broaden your horizons – with LSN ACADEMY, you can achieve your professional goals directly and inexpensively.
“We regularly use the free LSN job exchange for our recruiting, as this is a place where professionals are on the hunt for industry-specific employers in the region of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein.”