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Alumni Event 2024

The very first Helix Lab Alumni Event

The first Helix Lab Alumni Event took place this weekend. The event was held at Aggersvold Gods just outside Kalundborg and brought past and present fellows together. The gathering of 35 current and alumni Fellows from various semesters, provided a unique opportunity for networking, knowledge exchange, and community building.

Helix Lab Gains International Attention

Kalundborg is being recognized as a hub of biotech innovation in recent features by international media Bloomberg, the New York Times, and Dagens Nyheter - and Helix Lab is being portraited as having a pivotal role in this development. These articles underscore the transformative impact the research and educational initiatives in Kalundborg has on the local community and the broader innovative landscape of Kalundborg.

Deep dive into Exoskeletons in another Tech Talk

Helix Lab hosted another enlightening Tech Talk on April 23, focusing on the pioneering advancements in industrial exoskeleton technology. This presentation, led by professors from Aalborg University, delved into the significant impact of exoskeletons on workplace safety and efficiency.
Louise Bendixen, Meliora Bio

Another Tech Talk helps grow the local scientific community in Kalundborg

Helix Lab recently hosted a Tech Talk titled "Biomass Valorization: From Residue to Resource" which underscores the interest for sustainability and innovation. The event brought together experts, professionals, and enthusiasts from various fields to explore the transformative potential of converting residual biomass into high-value products.
Three Tech Talks Spring 2024

Three Tech Talks coming in Spring

This Spring you can delve into the future of technology and sustainability by joining three Tech Talks with speaker who are experts in their fields. This semesters Tech Talks cover a range of topics from biomass valorization to industrial exoskeletons and the innovative application of ancient technologies in modern architecture. Tech Talks are designed to inspire, educate, and build a scientific community among professionals, students, and enthusiasts alike.
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Facilitation Connections & Celebrating Achievements

Building a scientific community is a collaborative effort, and we are immensely grateful to all our partners and stakeholders who made it a priority to join us in Kalundborg yesterday. Their participation at our biannual Matchmaking Event, followed by the Gallery Walk, is invaluable.
Midterm Evaluation

Celebrating Milestones: Helix Lab’s Midterm Evaluation

Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF) has recently given response to the Helix Lab Midterm Evaluation, marking a great moment in our journey towards advancing industry 4.0 bioproduction and industrial sustainability in Kalundborg. This evaluation not only underscores the strides we have made but also set new goals for our future actions.
Christina Egelund,  Minister for Higher Education and Science

Exciting visit at Helix Lab: Minister for Higher Education and Science

Today, the Minister for Higher Education and Science, Christina Egelund, visited Kalundborg. The visit included Helix Lab, University College Absalon and a site visit to Novo Nordisk Kalundborg. Key stakeholders from other institutions of higher education Technical University of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Bachelor in Technology Management and Marine Engineering, EUCNV invested in Kalundborg participated as well.
Man & Robot

Next Tech Talk: Artificial Intelligence

Come and join us for an interesting talk about Artificial Intelligence at Eye Level on November 21 2023
Holst at Helix Lab

A great afternoon with Jens Juul Holst and his discovery of the GLP-1 hormone

Helix Lab had the pleasure of hosting yet another captivating Tech Talk at Helix Lab. This time, our speaker was Jens Juul Holst, Professor from University of Copenhagen, who took the audience on an interesting journey through his discovery of the GLP-1 hormone.
Fellows, Fall 2023

Embracing a new semester with Helix Lab Fellows

It's that exciting time of the year again when fresh faces arrive in Kalundborg, ready to embark on their academic journey as Helix Lab Fellows.
A look at Novo Nordisk site in Kalundborg

Continuing the collaborative pathway: Synergy between educational institutions in Kalundborg

In 2016, Kalundborg was without any higher education opportunities to speak of. But what a difference a few years can make.
Jens Juul Holst, Speaker

Tech Talk - The Discovery of Hormone GLP-1

Come and join us for an interesting talk about the discovery of Hormone GLP-1 and its potential on October 25
Dennis Presenting

Exploring the fascination world of the human microbiome: This semester's first Tech Talk

Yesterday, we had the privilege of hosting an enlightening Tech Talk at Helix Lab where we all gain new knowlegde of the human microbiome.

Taking stock: The first three semesters with Helix Lab Fellows

In January 2021, Helix Lab embarked on the journey of establishing a Research & Education Center in Kalundborg. As we reflect on our progress, we are happy to see Helix Lab has achieved significant milestones since then.
The Human Microbiome

Tech Talk - The Human Microbiome

Come and join us for an interesting talk about The Human Microbiome - Importance and Implications in Health and Food on September 26 2023
Artist in front of Helix Lab

New sculpture will be placed in front of the Helix Lab Building

At Helix Lab, we are looking forward to a transformative addition to our building and Campus Kalundborg as a whole - a sculpture project that will enrich Kalundborg's artistic and educational atmosphere. This has been made possible through generous donations totaling DKK 1.3 million.

Matchmaking Event, August 2023

The first steps toward collaborative projects at Helix Lab start at Matchmaking Events where industry specialists and university supervisors pitch ideas and network with one another. August 17 was another great example of this, where ideas were exchanged, and networks were expanded.

University of Copenhagen interviewed Helix Lab Alumni Fellow

Christina Papamichail finished her MSc thesis at Helix Lab with Novo Nordisk on Cleaning In Place (CIP). Read about her thoughts and reflections in connection with the studies in the Helix Lab and about student life in Kalundborg in this great interview.
Program Fall 2023

Three Tech Talks coming in Fall

We are happy to announce we have three new Tech Talks taking place at Helix Lab this Fall semester. This round of Tech Talks include topics from The Human Microbiome to AI.
Class of Spring 2023

Celebration of Fellows Spring 2023

This week we once again held Gallery Walk. This time we got to celebrate the third group of Helix Lab Fellows.
All stakeholders and supervisors were invited to come and hear about the Fellow’s projects and take part in the celebration of them.
Award Show

Helix Lab won the Educational Award

Yesterday the team behind Helix Lab had the pleasure of attending Kalundborg Business Council's Yearly Award Show where we were nominated for the Education Award. We were up against the great contesters Allikelund Gymnasium and Multi-Tech A/S.
The Helix Lab team

A tour around Northern Zealand

The Helix Lab team was on a tour in Northern Zealand to visit our collaborative partners.
Salt tolerant

Event: Tech Talks May 17

Come and join us for an interesting talk about Circular Biorefining for High-value Chemicals from Salt-tolerant Plants

Event: Tech Talks April 12

Come and join us for an interesting talk about Scale-up of Biosustainable Production Processes and Understanding “Fermenterphiles” for Successful Scale-up on April 12 2023
Robotic Pub

Event: Tech Talks March 7

Come and join us for an interesting talk about Robotics and Advanced automation technologies in Product Supply on March 7 2023
Alonso in video

Video: Want to solve the challenges of tomorrow?

Get an insight into some of the qualities of the Biotekbyen - the Biotech City Kalundborg, and what makes it a great place for studying and working.
Tech Talks Spring 2023

Three new Tech Talks this semester

We are happy to announce we have three new Tech Talks taken place at Helix Lab. This round Tech Talks include topics from Robotics in Supply Production to Fermenterphiles.
Gallery Walk

Matchmaking Event & Gallery Walk, January 2023

Collaboration between industry and university for new projects & Celebration of Helix Lab Fellows, Class of Fall 2022

An eventful year

We take a look back at 2022 which was filled with a lot of events and experiences.
Tech Talks

Event: Thursday Tech Talks

Come and join us for our next Thursday Tech Talk!

Particles play a key role in industrial production for purification, product isolation, etc. Monitoring and controlling crystallization, fermentation and flocculation is key to successful production.

Helix Lab visits North Carolina, US

Get an insight into the visit to North Carolina from Helix Lab Director, Anette Birck, and Scientific Director, Thomas Neergaard.
Fellows Fall 2022

Helix Lab Fellows, Fall 2022

Meet the new Fellows and learn about their projects

The Helix Lab building has been awarded for its architecture

Yesterday Kalundborg Municipality has awarded several beautiful properties in the municipality. One of them is the Helix Lab building.

Helix Lab in TV2Øst

Last week TV2 ØST paid Helix Lab a visit and talked to three Fellows about life as a Helix Lab Fellow.
Network Dinner

Helix Lab Supervisor Network kicked-off

Creating networks with University researchers and industry specialists who are supervisors of Helix Lab Fellows
Thursday Tech Talk, September

First Thursday Tech Talk sparked lively debate

In the pursuit of building and strengthening a scientific community in the Biotech City, we have a new concept: Thursday Tech Talk.

Video: Welcome to Helix Lab

Get a look at our new video about Helix Lab.

Thursday Tech Talks

As a new Helix Lab community activity, we are launching Thursday Tech Talks this Fall.

In lab

Call for Applications for Helix Lab Fellowships Spring 2023

The next deadline for applications for Helix Lab Fellowships is September 30, 2022.
Information about application criteria as well as the application template regarding thesis projects taking place in Spring 2023 can be found down below.
Fellows with diplomas

Press Release: Fellows presented their final projects at Gallery Walk

Thursday June 9 we celebrated that the first group of Helix Lab Fellows have finalized their collaborative MSc thesis projects and the Helix Lab program Spring 2022.
Jesper & Jacob

New video: An inside into how it is to be a Helix Lab Fellow

Meet Jacob and Jesper, two Helix Lab Fellows, Spring 2022. They are from Aalborg University and are doing their master's thesis in collaboration with the local company Unibio. Hear about their experience and get a sense of how it is to b a Helix Lab Fellow.
Martin Damm

Helix Lab Fellows on tour of Kalundborg

Helix Lab Fellows had a great day exploring Kalundborg together with Mayor Martin Damm as their guide.

Press Release: Inauguration of innovative education and research centre in Kalundborg

Kalundborg's new Helix Lab education and research centre officially opened on Friday 25 February. The initiative strengthens the collaboration between research and industry in Scandinavia's largest bio-industrial cluster, internationally recognized for industrial sustainability and circular production and home to more than 5,000 industrial workplaces across a number of Denmark's largest companies.
Fellows in lab

New Call for Applications for Helix Lab Fellowships

The next deadline for applications for Helix Lab Fellowships is March 18, 2022.
Information about application criteria as well as the application template regarding thesis projects taking place in fall 2022 can be found down below.
Matchmaking event

Press Release: Successful matchmaking event at Helix Lab in Kalundborg

Researchers from the Danish universities and specialists and leaders from the industry in Kalundborg met this week for a Matchmaking Event at Helix Lab. The main purpose was to network and strengthen synergy, and to identify collaborative project idea for coming Helix Lab Fellows, says Anette Birck, Director of Helix Lab.

Helix Lab - Moving into the laboratories, December 2021

Get a sneak-peek into the laboratories at Helix Lab in this new video.

Press Release: Key Handover to the New Building

University College Absalon is handed the keys to the education and research center, Helix Lab, in Kalundborg
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Press Release: First Helix Lab Fellowships awarded

The Helix Lab Board has awarded the first round of Helix Lab Fellowships starting from January 2022. A total of 12 MSc students from three Danish universities will work on master thesis projects together with four national companies from the Kalundborg industry.
Robotic analysis

Open project ideas

Explore the present project ideas from industry seeking collaboration with university supervisors and students for MSc thesis projects.
Architect's vision

The construction of our building

The architects vision is starting to match the reality.
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Get an idea of Helix Lab's surroundings

See how the construction of the Helix Lab building is progressing and our surroundings.
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An inside look in the new building

Curious about the Helix Lab building and the special wooden structure? Get a view in- and outside from yesterdays topping-out ceremony.

Successful kick-off event with universities and industry

In April academia met the Kalundborg-industry online at our kick-off and very first networking event to start up and seek out collaboration potentials at the Helix Lab.

Helix Lab is here

Helix Lab is now the official name for the Biomanufacturing Project House-initiative in Kalundborg. 
Thomas i farver

Our new Scientific Director

On 1 May 2021, Thomas Neergaard will start as Scientific Director for the Biomanufacturing Project House (BPH) in Kalundborg, where he will help develop a strong education and research center focusing on industry 4.0 bioproduction and industrial sustainability.
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Biomanufacturing Project House has found its Director

January 1, 2021, Anette Birck takes the chair as director of the upcoming new education and research center - Biomanufacturing Project House - in Kalundborg. Anette Birck looks forward to leading the ambitious project from vision to reality.
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Biomanufacturing Project House has its Board of Directors

The upcoming Biomanufacturing Project House (BPH) in Kalundborg is taking another step forward. A new and strong board is now in place to ensure the continued development of Kalundborg as Scandinavia's center for biotechnology.

A bridge between science and industry

Absalon will run a new biotech project house in Kalundborg financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.