A Semester in a Silicon Valley Life Science Start-up at Innovation Center Denmark Silicon Valley

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Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Are you eager to do research in a start-up company in Silicon Valley? Do you want to learn about innovation in one if the World’s most dynamic eco-systems?

The 2IP program is looking for master students within life science and engineering to work in a Silicon Valley startup. The program is fully sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and made in collaboration with the Innovation Centre Denmark. The program give master students the unique opportunity to spend 5 month in a Life Science start-up as part of their studies.

Visa, travel and insurance cost will be covered as well as a monthly stipend.

We're partnering with startups, that are looking for Danish students to come, and will match the students with the suitable company. For the spring 2020 we have these companies: Pivotal bioVenture Partners, Elegen, Wild Type, BioHat Biosciences, and Soteria Biotherapeutics.

Pivotal bioVenture Partners

Pivotal bioVenture Partners is a Venture Capital investor focused on innovative therapeutic products and platforms to address major unmet medical needs. Become part of their team that brings diverse experience in venture capital, company building, and drug discovery and development to the table in working with entrepreneurs to advance their businesses.
See the company's website: https://pivotalbiovp.com/#about

Elegen

Elegen is developing a high-throughput microfluidic oligosynthesizer, oligo assembler, and cell-free molecular cloning system. The oligosynthesizer is a benchtop instrument using microfluidics, fluidics, optics, machine vision, and organic chemistry to build 10,000 short DNA molecules (oligos) at once. The company’s mission is to deploy this technology in a new generation of DNA synthesizers aimed at enabling and accelerating biomedical advances. Lab synthesized DNA is an essential ingredient used daily in nearly all biomedical research and synthetic biology. Compared to current synthesizers, Elegen’s technology allows a vast increase in the number of distinct DNA sequences synthesized per unit time.

Learn more about the company: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elegenbio/about/

Wild Type

Wild Type mission is to create the cleanest, most sustainable fish and meat on the planet. Wild Type is using cellular agriculture technologies to address the most pressing challenges of our generation: climate change, food security, and health. They are looking for committed scientists to fundamentally redefine how the world sources healthy and delicious seafood products, and invite you to join the team and transform our food system for good.
See the company's website: https://www.wildtypefoods.com/

BigHat Biosciences

BigHat Biosciences is an early-stage biotechnology company in Silicon Valley. BigHat Biosciences aims to radically reduce the difficulty of designing antibodies and other therapeutic proteins. Their AI-first experimental platform integrates a high-speed wet lab with artificial intelligence / machine learning (AI/ML) techniques and enables drug developers to create better antibodies faster and undertake novel biotherapeutic designs far beyond what’s possible today.
See the company's website: http://www.bighatbio.com/about.html

Soteria Biotherapeutics

Soteria is a Silicon Valley based startup developing next-generation immunotherapies with improved efficacy and safety.
See the company's website: https://www.soteriabiotherapeutics.com/

About 2IP

The International Innovation Project (2IP) program, sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, will enroll 5 life science Master students in a 5-month company project in Silicon Valley. The 2iP program is co-developed with the Innovation Centre Denmark, Silicon Valley. Application deadline September 6th, 2020.

Read more about the 2IP program, and apply here: https://www.2ip.dk/

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