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1 UUAB Uppsala University Holding Company Lars Jonsson, Uppsala University Holding Company Uppsala, Sweden An Expert? –I am Swedish… The oldest population in the world together with Japan - My genes and childhood… Father died at 102 years, Grandfather at 102 years and my Grand grandfather was born

2 UUAB Uppsala University Holding Company Uppsala University Oldest university in the Nordic countries –Founded in 1477 –Carl von Linneus –Anders Celsius –Anders Ångström –Eight Nobel Prize Winners High ranking in education, research and internationalization Active cooperation with business and community General university –9 faculties, > 40 programs students – full time equivalents researchers Research budget > 300 M –68 % of our total budget

3 UUAB Uppsala University Holding Company Commercialize research We have a mission to make our research useful to society through commercialization and patents. »Anders Hallberg, Vice-Chancellor, Uppsala University, 2006

4 UUAB Uppsala University Holding Company Aging population a problem? The demographic changes are a challenge! But, is it a problem or an opportunity? –The perspective is decisive What will characterize the elderly of tomorrow? –ICT, well educated, used to travel, allow themselves some luxury, can afford it,

5 UUAB Uppsala University Holding Company Opportunities For the vast majority who will be healthy –Traveling –Adopted products Houses Cars Mobiles Videos (DVD) –Experiences –Education –Fashion –Home services For the unhealthy and for the last year –Health care services –New medicinal drugs –Home care systems –Technical aids Alarm Communication Transport Robots

6 UUAB Uppsala University Holding Company UUAB The Holding Company of Uppsala University Owned by the University –Arm length distance –No part of the Authority –Legal form = private company – The Government decides the object in the Articles of Associations Support commercialization of research –Patent strategy –Verification projects –Start-Up companies –Business incubator A research translator into business

7 UUAB Uppsala University Holding Company Uppsala Bio Experience NewCo University

8 UUAB Uppsala University Holding Company Present projects New diagnostic tools New medicinal drugs New methods for drug development Hälsospåret (Healthy tracks) BioArtic Neuroscience Bio-X Parkinson-treatment Macula-degeneration Artificial vessels and organs ….and many more….

9 UUAB Uppsala University Holding Company Conclusions The demographic development in Europe is a challenge but not necessarily a problem. Creates a lot of business possibilities You must think as an old person of tomorrow to create the possibilities You will need good research, a skilled interpreter and excellent entrepreneurship to transform possibilities into new businesses

10 UUAB Uppsala University Holding Company Never ever give up Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm- Winston Churchill


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