Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Science Cluster Day 2024

    The Cluster Day serves as a platform to celebrate and acknowledge our esteemed grant holders and provide opportunities to connect with both the Novo Nordisk Foundation and with grant holders across projects, disciplines, and institutions. We will be extending invitations to a select group of grant holders and stakeholders.

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    07 February 2024


    12:30       Arrival and Registration

    13:00       Welcome to Cluster Day 2024 by Sofie Singbrant Söderberg

    13:10       Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, CEO, Novo Nordisk Foundation

    13:30       Grant Holder Presentations


    • Novo Nordisk Foundation Cellerator: Advancing the cell therapy ecosystem and enabling transformative treatments
      Thomas H.R. Carlsen, CEO
    • PRECISE: PREdicting Changes in Ice Sheets on Earth
      Christine Schøtt Hvidberg, Professor, Physics of Ice Climate and Earth, University of Copenhagen
    • ACETATE: CO2 as a sustainable raw material in our future food production
      Sune Dalgaard Ebbesen, Partnerships & Project Lead, Topsøe
      Carsten Hjorth, Senior Director, Novonesis
    • Embark Biotech: Novel therapeutic solutions for cardiometabolic indications
      Zach Gerhardt-Hines, Co-Founder and CTO
    • Partnership for Education of health Professionals (PEP)
      Evelyn Gitau, Director for Research Capacity Strengthening, African Population and Health Research Center


    15:00       Break

    15:30       Panel Debate: Collaboration between Man and Machine
    How will technological advancements in AI, computer power, and big data mean for the future of research and health?

    • Moderator: Ida Ebbensgaard, Fellow in AI X Journalism, University of Southern Denmark
    • Anne Marie Engtoft Meldgaard, Tech ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denmark
    • Jens Nielsen, CEO, BioInnovation Institute
    • Natasha Friis Saxberg, CEO Danish ICT Industry Association & Vice chairman, Danish Quantum Community
    • Serge Belongie, Professor & CEO, Pioneer Center for AI


    16:30       Meet the Foundation

    • Medical Science
    • NatTech
    • BioTech
    • Innovation
    • Social & Humanitarian
    • Education & Outreach
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Obesity & Nutritional Sciences


    17:30       Aperitif in Atrium

    18:00       Evening Lecture

    • Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm, Founder & artist at ARTificial Mind
      Using machine learning, blockchain, hacking and other cutting-edge technologies to create interactive artworks.


    19:00       Dinner

    21:00       Thanks for today