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Read about Our upcoming and previous events below!

Corporate Corner — In Collaboration with Bayer October 10th 2022

Corporate Corner with Bayer was organized in collaboration with all the higher education institutions of the Turku region. The event set out to discover new collaboration opportunities in the fields of pharmaceutical research, product development, and manufacturing technology as well as discussion on themes related to foreign expertise. 

The event started with morning session that included speeches and a panel discussion. In the afternoon preselected researchers or research groups had the chance to present their research subjects or possible collaboration ideas to the representatives of Bayer. The students and researchers also had an opportunity to engage in career discussions with the representatives of Bayer. The event also featured an interactive and gamified drug development simulation. 

The panel discussion was participated by Vice Rector of Åbo Akademi University Reko Leino, Head of Drug Carrier & Depot Systems at Bayer Turku Manja Ahola, Head of Bayer’s Product Supply Center in Turku Tomi Penttilä, Vice Rector of Turku University of Applied Sciences Vesa Taatila, CEO of Bayer Nordic Christiane Temminghoff, and Vice Rector of University of Turku Mika Hannula.


Corporate Corner — In Collaboration with InFLAMES

Corporate Corner and InFLAMES Research Flagship are collaborating to organize an upcoming event series. InFLAMES belongs to Academy of Finland Flagship Program and is Finland’s strongest cluster of immunological expertise. More information about upcoming and past InFLAMES Corporate Corner events on InFLAMES pages.

4th InFLAMES Corporate Corner – November 2022: Immunoprofiling and Immunodrug Development

3rd InFLAMES Corporate Corner – June 17th 2022: Diagnostic technologies and applications in immunology

The third event introduced the latest diagnostics technologies in immunology as well as various insights on how to promote industry-academy collaboration. The speakers were from the following: InFLAMES Research Flagship, PerkinElmer, Kaivogen Oy – part of Uniogen and ArcDia International.

Read more about InFLAMES and see the event program on their site

Recordings are available soon on InFLAMES_Health Youtube channel!

2nd InFLAMES Corporate Corner - March 11th 2022: Ecosystem Services

The second InFLAMES Corporate Corner event introduced high-quality open infrastructure and its benefits to academy-industry collaboration. The goal of the event is to inform the participants about these unique collaboration opportunities. The event was held hybrid.

Read more about InFLAMES and see the event program on their site

Recordings are available on InFLAMES_Health YouTube

1st InFLAMES Corporate Corner - December 16th 2021

The first Corporate Corner was held as a hybrid event to introduce InFLAMES Flagship and explore collaboration opportunities to the business sector and discuss future events.

Read more about InFLAMES and see the event program on their site

Recordings are available on InFLAMES_Health YouTube

Corporate Corner — In Collaboration with AstraZeneca

November 6th 2019

Corporate Corner is back! This time Corporate Corner introduced AstraZeneca. Morning session focused on translational research powered by cutting-edge technologies. The expert lectures were followed by a round-table discussion on how to succeed in Academia-Pharma collaboration. In the afternoon we again invited researchers to discuss with AstraZeneca representatives about possibilities to collaborate, and students to hear about career opportunities AstraZeneca can offer.


Corporate Corner — In Intoa! Competition

May 13th 2019

Corporate Corner placed in top-four in The Entrepreneurial Act of the Year, Intoa Competition. The  award is given as an encouragement and acknowledgement to a person or group who has successfully and independently promoted entrepreneurial attitude and activities in the University.  Corporate Corner pitched as a joint business co-operation concept of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University.

Corporate Corner — In Collaboration with MSD

November 30th 2018

Corporate Corner organised in collaboration with MSD Finland focused on health technology and research: from basic research to clinical trials, Real World Evidence and pharmacoeconomics. Novel collaboration possibilities were discussed especially within the fields of research on oncology, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, immunology and infectious diseases. The event also included a section for discussing career opportunities at MSD.

The First Corporate Corner — In Collaboration with Orion Pharma

March 6th 2018

The series started with scientists from Orion Pharma presenting their company’s research strategies and current focus areas and how they would like to foster interactions with scientists and research infrastructures. Later in the spring this was followed by the Corporate Corner Open Session, where scientists from academia and pharma met for informal workshops to interact and share ideas.

” Very useful, this kind of discussions are needed. ”

Teijo Saari, Associate Professor





”The event was great and unique. This is my first experience to see industry people talking about their work and problems and looking forward for collaboration.”

Kuldeep Bansal, Senior Researcher


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