Around 30 startups are expected at the largest life sciences event in the Baltic countries
May 28

(Life Sciences Baltics 2016. Photo from Enterprise Lithuania archive)

This autumn the largest life sciences event in the Baltic countries Life Sciences Baltics will bring together around 30 life sciences startups from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Early stage startups will be offered two days free of charge entrepreneurship training and top ten of them will have an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to investors and the public.

“Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia feature a great concentration of talents, convenient accessibility for innovations and well-developed research infrastructure. Most of life science startups founded in the Baltic countries are equipped with immeasurable enthusiasm. They just need a little push to become a commercial success and to scale globally”, – says Ms Daina Kleponė, the Managing Director of Enterprise Lithuania, the non profit governmental agency that is the main organizer of the biannual forum Life Sciences Baltics which will be held on September 26-27 in Vilnius.

Ms Kleponė invites all Baltics life sciences startups with revolutionary ideas to make most of the opportunity provided by Life Sciences Baltics to understand how to properly employ business aspects of a startup and maximize the prosperity of their products.

During Life Sciences Baltics Startup Masterclasses startups will learn the best ways to optimize their business models and to approach potential investors. A best pitched startup of the Pitch Challenge will be awarded with a mentorship provided by the main masterclasses sponsor Johnson & Johnson Innovation, a network of science and business experts who collaborate with innovators to accelerate transformative science into healthcare solutions. The winning team will also have a one-week training and collaboration visit to Akron Biomedical Corridor, the International Hub of BioMedical Innovation in the US.

The Life Sciences Baltics Startup Masterclasses is a traditional part of the biannual Life Sciences Baltics event which also offers a wonderful opportunity to gain knowledge of trending insights and the latest research in life sciences. The forum acts as a platform for networking, exchanging ideas and making connections with more than 1,500 participants, investors, professionals and other startups.

Winners of previous Life Sciences Baltics Pitch Challenges include Integrated Optics, a Vilnius-based laser technology company, Ferentis, a company producing biomimetic peptides and peptide-based scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications, and Koatum, a Latvian company with an aim to introduce its unique know-how to the industry of medical body implants.

The Life Sciences Baltics startups masterclasses will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, on September 24-25, two days before the biannual Life Sciences Baltics forum organized for the fourth time.


About Life Sciences Baltics

Life Sciences Baltics is the only international forum of its kind in the Baltics and one of the biggest in the Nordic region gathering together some of the very best biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices experts from around the globe. The event includes conference, exhibition, B2B networking and startup masterclasses. Life Sciences Baltics will take place on September 26-27 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The official patron of this year event is President of the Republic of Lithuania Her Excellency Dalia Grybauskaitė.