UK Life Sciences Market Entry
Virtual 1-2-1 Connector Workshop

GTM Global in association with the DIT, Sahlgrenska Science Park, MedTech Bridge and NHS

1st & 2nd March 2023 / 9:00 -12:00 GMT

Sahlgrenska Science Park
Med Tech Bridge


GTM Global


1st & 2nd March 2023
9:00 - 12:00 GMT


Online Zoom


Interactive 1-2-1 workshop sessions

Exclusive Access to the UK Life Sciences Market

UK Life Sciences are on the rise! There are some 6,300 UK Life Sciences businesses employing more than quarter of a million people and generating over £80 billion in annual turnover.

GTM Global is hosting a suite of virtual expansion workshops for Life Sciences companies from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland - to land and expand in the UK.

The UK is the perfect launch pad for ambitious medtech device, pharma, biopharma, CRO and academic companies to validate and grow internationally. Success in the UK is then often a platform to scale up in the US too!

On registration, a member of the GTM team will speak with you directly and qualify your UK market entry plans, ensuring we can identify a roadmap for UK expansion. We will then, using that agreed roadmap, directly connect you to a suite of resonant UK experts in the NHS, academia, business development, funding and compliance.

Imagine the value of having these 1-2-1 virtual sessions with resonant UK market entry experts, without the costs of flights, time and accommodation!

Why Should You Attend


Connect with specialist in-country advisers from London, Manchester, Gloucester, Leeds, Edinburgh, Cambridge, and Oxford, and get advice on all aspects of UK market entry and expansion.

  • Access UK Government, NHS & Accelerator Programmes
  • Talk to key Healthcare, Pharma, MedTech Hubs, R&D institutions & Investor Networks
  • Find out about specialist Healthcare Regulatory Standards, Quality Assurance & Compliance
  • Meet specialist Healthcare Sales, Market Entry, Business Development & Localisation Experts
  • Understand Risk, Operational, Banking & Regulatory options

Biz Development

Routes to market, channel partners, strategic sales, corporate ventures...


Offices, staff, payroll, HR, warehousing, manufacture, logistics, agreements...


Regulatory & legislative compliance, sales taxes, legal, accounting, reporting...


Investment, debt finance, grants, state aid, R&D tax relief, banking, Fx...

State Aid & Support

Economic Development Organisations & FDI, State benefits & incentives...

Event Advisors

Key regional expansion experts

Mark Stimpfig

Co Founder GTM Global

Providing advice & guidance for tech and digital scale up brands to expand internationally & support companies looking to land & expand into the Greater Phoenix region USA

Chris Howie

Director of Life Sciences, GTM Global

Chris has over 30 years of experience in key sectors such as MedTech devices, Pharma, Bio Pharma, CRO and Academia. He has great access to mission-critical clinical trial and evaluator channels as well as funding, investment, government, and regulatory bodies and networks.

Steve Gompertz

Chief Operating Officer & Partner, QRx Partners

Steve has been a leader in Quality Systems management for 30 years. His career includes roles in quality systems development and implementation, project management, engineering automation, configuration management, audit, and software development for companies including Pelican Biothermal, St. Jude Medical and Boston Scientific.

Dave Olson

Managing Partner, MedTech Bride

Dave is an experienced MedTech executive and entrepreneur with broad knowledge of the Minnesota startup environment. As a Managing Partner at MedTech Bridge, Dave helps Nordic and European MedTech companies gain market access and commercialisation in the US Market.

Mari Aaltonen

Senior Adviser – Inward Investment, Department for International Trade (DIT)

Mari is leading Finnish Investment team, marketing and business development to increase Finnish technology companies’ investments in / from the UK and match the Finnish offering and R&D with UK business opportunities.

Ane Birkeland

Senior Market Adviser, Department for International Trade (DIT)

Ane is part of a global team of trade and investment advisers. Her responsibility broadly includes supporting companies with an interest in investing in the Norwegian and British markets. Personally, she advises and supports Norwegian companies who want to establish / expand their business in the UK.

Jacqueline (Anderson) Hjertström

Senior Investment Adviser, Department for International Trade (DIT)

Jacqueline identifies and exclusively supports Swedish businesses looking to locate or expand in the UK. She offers dedicated, professional, personalised assistance ensuring the best and most innovative companies Sweden has to offer are given every opportunity to grow and succeed internationally. Her primary focus is on Life Science, retail, and food & beverage.

Emilia Hertzberg

Name, Business Advisor – International Relations, Sahlgrenska Science Park

Emilia is a Business Advisor at Sahlgrenska Science Park, who provide the Life Science community with tailored advice and support to match and catalyse ideas. Bringing together the powers of industry, academia, healthcare and government, they offer an ecosystem for innovators and businesses to collaborate and grow within.

Emma Hallenberg

Name, Business Advisor – International Relations, Sahlgrenska Science Park

Emma is a Business Advisor at Sahlgrenska Science Park, who provide the Life Science community with tailored advice and support to match and catalyse ideas. Bringing together the powers of industry, academia, healthcare and government, they offer an ecosystem for innovators and businesses to collaborate and grow within.

Ted Ternander

Retired Business Advisor, Executive, Managing Director & Board Member

Ted has extensive experience and knowledge within the Life Science, Biotechnology and Medical Device industry. Focus on sales and profit objectives, optimized business processes, distribution networks, commercial operations and building successful teams through strong planning, goal-oriented activities, project management and leadership abilities.

Martin Shiderov

Associate Director, Akeso & Company

Martin is an Associate Director at Akeso & Company, an independent and dynamic management consultancy specialising in delivering operational improvements across the Healthcare and Life Science industry. They help companies achieve their goals through expert consulting, analytics and managed service support.

Sally Shorthose

Partner, Bird & Bird

Specialising in transactional IP matters, Sally offers a wealth of knowledge to businesses at the cutting edge of research, development and technology, in a variety of sectors for which IP is of prime importance. She has a particular interest and experience in the Life Sciences industries, and advises on a full range of Life Sciences regulatory matters.

Alexander Giles

International Business Adviser, Gloucester Hospital Trust

Alexander has been starting and building companies since 1997. Since 2013, it's been his privilege to work with a great team developing innovative technologies for the defense, AgTech, advanced materials, and medical sectors.

Stephen Marshman

Business Development Director, SGK

Stephen assists organizations of all sizes in implementing effective processes for developing packaging and branded content. His expertise in highly regulated industries, particularly the pharmaceutical sector, has earned him a reputation for helping clients optimize their marketing supply chains with a proven track record of success.

Events Sponsors & Partners

Regional Partner Network
QRx Partners
Med Tech Bridge
Sahlgrenska Science Park
Bird & Bird
Akeso & Company

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UK Life Sciences Market Entry Workshop

Please note, there is £100 entrance fee per company. Payment details will be provided upon acceptance.

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