Synapse is going international! A one week international seminar for students and young professionals to visit and network with company representatives in one of Europe’s leading Life Science clusters.

Synapse is going international again, and YOU can be a part of it!

After the successes of 2016, 2017, and 2018 we are happy to announce that Synapse Connect UK 2019 is already in the making. Synapse Connect UK is a week-long international seminar in the United Kingdom during which you will be able to visit the grand life science cluster of London and Cambridge. Through this seminar, you will have the opportunity to learn from world-leading companies the art of transforming an idea to a product in the pharmaceutical industry and how to successfully introduce it to the market. Furthermore, you will discover alternative professional opportunities and network with local students and professionals in a strong international environment that will put Danish students and research back on the map.


More information on the dates and programme for the 2019 seminar will follow - but it will consist of company visits and workshops in collaboration with:

  • Universities
  • Biotech companies
  • Pharmaceutical industry leaders
  • Innovation hubs
  • Venture capital firms
  • Cluster organizations
  • And much more!

And of course, a lot of social activities with the other students as well as networking events with local students and professionals.

We will require:

  • a Cover Letter (in English!) of approximately one page explaining why you want to join this event and what you can add to the team we will send to the UK;
  • a CV (also in English) of max. 2 pages.
  • You need to study in Denmark or Southern Sweden in order to attend this event. Newly graduates that reside in these areas are also welcome to apply.


  • The seminar will take place in England from April 28th to May 4th 2019.
  • There will be an introductory event in Copenhagen, DK on the 29th of March, for all participants prior to the seminar. Futhermore, there will be a case-day on the 7th of April.
  • The group will be made up of 40 life science students (Bachelor, Master and PhD) as well as young professionals from Danish and Southern Swedish universities, of which some Synapse members will be joining as organisers.
  • The application period is from December 14th 2018 to January 7th 2019.
  • There will be a fee for each participant of DKK2500. This fee will include transportation to and from the UK, housing and transportation required for the seminar. It will also include all breakfasts and some additional meals. Fee is non-refundable.

Sign-up will open below on the 14th of December: 

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Join if you are interested in:

  • diving into the process of product development with top strategic companies
  • discovering alternative career opportunities outside of academia
  • being part of new national and international Life Science networks.


Stay tuned for more information on the companies we will visit as they are confirmed

- or scroll down to see what happened in 16, 17, and 18!




In Spring 2017, the second Synapse Connect UK seminar took place. Once again 40 top Life Science students embarked on a journey to explore the Life Science cluster in London and Cambridge but this time new, exciting names had been added to the list of companies to visit. The focus was maintained on the span from developing an idea into a company to growing that company and eventually working in a large company. The program was spiced up with a visit behind the scenes at Lonza and MedImmune, a bioinformatics workshop at EMBL-EBI and a whole day at the Wellcome Trust Foundation’s headquaters in London. The ties between participants and British students were also strengthened by holding a joint event with the Science Innovation Union – a British student organisation that (like Synapse) aims to close the gap between academia and industry in Life Science.

In Spring 2016, we launched our first Synapse Connect seminar. During Synapse Connect UK ‘16, a large group of ambitious students and young professional were welcomed into the Life Science milieu of one of the most prominent Life Science clusters in Europe, the Cambridge/London area. In 5 intense days of visiting and networking with company professionals, likeminded British students, and each other, participants became familiar with the newest knowledge in the fields of cancer immunotherapy, pharmacological research, alternative job opportunities, recruitment tactics for new graduates, and the legal background of law firms in the Life Sciences. Furthermore, students were invited to attend a Formal Hall dinner in one of the oldest houses of University of Cambridge along with professors and students of their leading entrepreneurial degree, Master of Bioscience Enterprise. Topics covered included everything from how to spin an idea into a company and how venture capital work to the diverse career paths a Life Science student can follow in the big pharma and bioindustry.




Spring 2019 - Which life science clusters do you want to visit?

Companies we have previously visited


Sponsors of Earlier Events