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Read about Our upcoming and previous events below!

Corporate Corner with Bayer on October 10th – Register now!

In October Corporate Corner will explore and discover novel collaboration opportunities with Bayer. During the event we will improve partnership awareness and inspire exchange between academia and industry. During the event, researchers can present their ideas, findings or technology to Bayer representatives for possible further collaboration.

The next Corporate Corner will be held in Medisiina D on October 10th with Bayer, Åbo Akademi and Turku University of Applied Sciences. Everyone interested is welcome to participate in the morning session to learn about Bayer interests and focus areas.

The afternoon is reserved for one-on-one discussions where researchers can present their collaboration ideas for Bayer representatives. Look below for instructions how to apply for the discussions. Bayer will select the proposals for the one-on-one discussions based on the short description of the idea as a one pager format.

As a parallel event in the afternoon the students and PhD researchers can apply to participate in R&D simulation workshop in the Visitor and Innovation Centre Joki.

Q&A and discussion about recruitment opportunities will be also arranged during the afternoon by Bayer HR representatives.

The deadline for registering to one-on-one discussions is 19 September, but you can register to the morning session before 3 October.

Morning session – open for everyone registered to the event

Venue: Alhopuro lecture hall, Medisiina D, Kiinamyllynkatu 10 Moderator: Thomas Westerholm

9.45 Registration & Coffee

10.15 Welcome and Bayer introduction

Rector Jukka Kola, Bayer Nordic CEO Christiane Temminghoff

10.35 Bayer functional focus areas & needed competences

Tomi Penttilä, Manja Ahola, Tarja Jalava

11.15 Discussions on opportunities in University-Corporate Collaboration

Christiane Temminghoff/Mika Hannula, Manja Ahola/Reko Leino, Tomi Penttilä/Vesa Taatila

Parallel afternoon sessions

Medisiina D and Visitor and Innovation Centre Joki at Lemminkäisenkatu 12 B

• 13.00 – 16.00 One-on-One discussions and pitches of researchers with pre-selected topics in Medisiina D

• 13.00 – 15.00 Discussion about Bayer recruitment opportunities in Medisiina D

• 13.00 – 16.00 Pharma R&D Simulation Workshop in Joki

16:00 Event concludes

 Describe your idea briefly, max 1 A4 page.

Answer questions what, how and why.

 Explain what is the benefit and impact of your idea/technology/method/finding.

 Use visual components like pictures and infographics, if possible.

 Be creative but concise!

 Do not present any confidential or unpublished data – see below more information about IPR!

 Save the page in pdf format and attach to the registration webropol.

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.

Next 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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