Hanseatic Life Science Research Infrastructure Consortium (HALRIC)

In order to facilitate research, innovation and business development within the field of life science, Medicon Village initiate, drive and take part in initiatives and collaboration with partners as a prerequisite for growth and added value.

The HALRIC project is an EU-supported initiative to increase the utilisation of the strong and unique life science research infrastructures and competences present in Northern Europe – more precisely Denmark, Southern Sweden, the Hamburg region, and the Oslo region. The primary aim of the initiative is to increase the engagement of companies and hospitals in research collaborations with the large-scale infrastructures (MAX IV, ESS, EuXFEL and DESY) and with smaller-scale infrastructures, through supporting up to 75 collaborative pilot projects. The consortium will also work on prototype models for handling the huge amounts of electronic data generated by such highly-specialised infrastructures, and on strengthening the life science ecosystems and strategic dialogues between the countries.

The project spans from April 2023 to July 2026, and is co-financed by EU Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak.

Project partners:

The project has 21 partner organisations across Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Norway, consisting of universities, hospitals, large-scale infrastructures, regional governments, and life science organisations:

  • SWEDEN: Lund University, Malmö University, MAX IV, ESS, Skåne University Hospital, Region Skåne, Medicon Village.
  • DENMARK: University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark, Aarhus University, University of Southern Denmark, Rigshospitalet/Region Hovedstaden, Medicon Valley Alliance.
  • GERMANY: University of Hamburg, EMBL, DESY, European XFEL, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, City of Hamburg, Life Science Nord.
  • NORWAY: University of Oslo.

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