Catalyzer is a business development program in which you advance your health and life science startup. You learn through a group of peers from field experts and each other by means of training and coaching. During the Catalyzer program, you will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop the strategic, organizational, networking and financial basis of a startup.


The Catalyzer program is free of charge.


Catalyzer is for new entrepreneurs and teams with an entrepreneurial mindset who want to develop their personal and team business skills and explore and develop their life science or health-related business idea. Your business idea should be scalable and initially validated with potential customers.


The aim is to accelerate your business development process and thereby enhance the growth of your startup.



The program consists of five thematic modules. Each module comprises one full day program with inspiring expert sessions, cases and interactive feedback. The program is designed to facilitate interaction and offers plenty of room to bring in questions and cases from your own startup.

12-13 Oct    Business planning, team and organization

12-13 Oct     Market analysis, health economy and sales

26 Oct   Agreements, IP law and regulatory (KI, Solna)

9 Nov   Budgeting, financing and company valuation (KI, Solna)

7 Dec    Investments, due diligence and pitching (KI, Solna)

At the end of the program you will get a comprehensive business plan review and the opportunity to pitch for investors.

The Catalyzer program is financed by Karolinska Institutet, UIC and Vinnova.