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 twelve thematic modules. Each module comprises a half 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.

Here are the modules:

Sustainable business development, team, organization

Market access, health economics and market analysis

Regulatory and clinical studies

Investments and due diligence

Feedback on business plans

Pitch practice

Customers and sales technique

IP strategy, agreements and brand

Action plan and budget

Deadline business plan

The investor perspective

Pitch for investor panel

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.