Masterclass: Business Innovation in Life Science

Learn how to shape the future of life science


Life science is Denmark's largest export success, and expectations of continued growth in the area increase the need for competencies within business development and innovation.

Common understanding across industries and professional boundaries is required in order to be successful in the future - both for the industry and for you, if you want to develop your career in life science.

Therefore, Center for Corporate Governance (CBS), and Atrium have jointly developed an educational programme that strengthens the participants' abilities to shape life science in the future. During 2x2 teaching days, participants complete 8 modules that introduce business innovation in life science.


  • Business Innovation
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Biotech
  • Pharma
  • Medtech
  • Data science

Advisory board ensures quality and relevance

To develop the Masterclass in business innovation in life science, Atrium established a strong advisory board consisting of leading experts in the field. By virtue of their knowledge of market needs, they have contributed to the development of the programme.

Going forward, the advisory board will make recommendations for adjustments to the programme as well as identify and validate the most important competence needs in support of business innovation in the life science industry.

Atrium’s advisory board for business innovation in life science consists of:

  • Jens Nielsen, CEO, Bio Innovation Institute
  • Pernille Schmidt, Director Healthcare Development, Roche Diagnostics
  • Diana Arsovic Nielsen, CEO, Danish Life Science Cluster
  • Thomas Senderovitz, Senior Vice President Data Science, Novo Nordisk
  • Kasim Kutay, CEO, Novo Holdings
  • Anne Marie Jess Hansen, CEO, CBS Executive Fonden
  • Lars Christian Ohnemus, Director of Center for Corporate Governance (CCG), CBS
  • Palle Høy Jakobsen, Associate Professor, Study Director, Dep. of Strategy and Innovation, CBS
  • Søren-Ulrik Rolsted Fangholm, Managing Director, DLIMI, and COO, Lif
  • Sysser M. A. Ærtebjerg, Managing Director, Atrium

Is this Masterclass programme for you?

The Masterclass programme is targeted at those who already have a career in life science (pharmaceutical industry, med-/ biotech, or digital health), e.g. as top manager, middle manager or project manager, and who would like to be further equipped to take part in and lead innovative projects across functions and organisations.

The programme is particularly relevant if you have a scientific background and want to supplement it with business-oriented knowledge.


Participation requires a minimum of five years’ work experience and a bachelor’s degree or higher.


The final exam is an assignment submitted online one week after last course day. The result is either passed/not passed.

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Masterclass: Business Innovation in Life Science
Next course: 19 Sep 2023

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