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Meet the Novo Nordisk Foundation at Folkemødet 2022

Meet the Novo Nordisk Foundation at Folkemødet 2022

13 Jun 2022

At Folkemødet 2022 (the Democracy Festival of Denmark), the Foundation will focus on current and future global issues for which we are keen at finding the necessary solutions in collaboration with politicians, experts and other key actors. Come and join us.

 

Panel discussion: Antimicrobial resistance is described as the world’s most prolific killer – how do we solve the problem?

Time: Friday, 17 June, 12:00–13:00
Venue: Restaurant Vilhelm, Grønbechs Hotel, Vinkelstræde 2, Allinge (N7)
Description: According to The Lancet, antimicrobial resistance is today the world’s most prolific killer. In 2019, antimicrobial resistance caused about 1.3 million deaths. This figure is expected to increase to 10 million by 2050 if we do not manage the problem. This calls for action.

Panellists

  • Christel Schaldemose (Social Democrats), Member of the European Parliament and member of the MEP Interest Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Tine Rikke Jørgensen, Technical Officer, Antimicrobial Resistance Division, WHO
  • Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, CEO, Novo Nordisk Foundation
  • Anne Bloch Thomsen, Medical Director, Pfizer Denmark
  • Lars Østergaard, Professor, Department of Infectious Disease, Aarhus University Hospital

Moderator: Nicolai Døllner

 

Panel discussion: The next pandemic: We know it is coming, but what can we expect?

Time: Friday, 17 June, 15:00–15:45
Venue: Haveteateret (outdoor theatre) near Grønbechs Hotel, Vinkelstræde 2, Allinge (N3)
Description: the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that global society can be destabilised in no time by an unknown virus that causes disease, death, fear and has major economic effects. The pandemic also highlighted the consequences of not being adequately prepared for dealing with new deadly pathogens. One thing we do know is that COVID-19 will not be the last pandemic. Furthermore, infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance are additional concerns.

Panellists:

  • Rasmus Horn Langhoff (Social Democrats), Member of the Danish Parliament, spokesperson on health and Member of the Danish Parliament’s Epidemics Committee
  • Thea Kølsen Fischer, Professor of Public Health, Viral Infections and Epidemics, University of Copenhagen
  • Henrik Ullum, CEO, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen
  • Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, CEO, Novo Nordisk Foundation
  • Moderator: Nicolai Døllner

 

Panel discussion: Overweight and poor well-being among children and adolescents: How do we tackle the problem?

Time: Saturday, 18 June, 10:15–11:00
Venue: Corner of the garden by Grønbechs Hotel, Nørregade 12, Allinge (N5)
Description: Problems with overweight and poor well-being are rapidly increasing among children and adolescents. Today, more than one in eight children are overweight when they start school, and this increases to one in every five children when they leave school. This can negatively affect children’s social life and overall well-being. The individual child would never voluntarily choose a life with overweight, which can result in both physical illnesses and mental challenges well into adulthood.

Panellists

  • Karin Friis Bach (Danish Social Liberal Party), Chair, Health Care Committee, Danish Regions
  • Thomas Gyldal Petersen (Social Democrats), Mayor, Municipality of Herlev and Chair, Children and Education Committee, Local Government Denmark
  • Rasmus Kjeldahl, CEO, Børns Vilkår (Danish Children’s Rights Association)
  • Arne Astrup, Senior Project Director, Healthy Weight Center, Novo Nordisk Foundation
  • Cilius Esmann Fonvig, doctor, Chair, Committee on Obesity, Danish Paediatric Society
  • Moderator: Peter Lund Madsen

 

Panel discussion: The food sector in transition: Can biology drive the green transformation and create future workplaces?

Time: Saturday, 18 June, 11:30–12:30
Venue: Restaurant Vilhelm, Grønbechs Hotel, Vinkelstræde 2, Allinge (N7)
Description: Biology can provide many of the solutions to our climate challenges. This also applies to the food and agriculture sectors – two areas that require change for the sake of the climate. We are also on the brink of a global food crisis that may trigger famine and destabilisation of countries in the world’s most vulnerable regions, in turn leading to new migrant flows. Biosolutions can help to ensure sustainable development and preventing famine. What few people know, however, is that the solutions already exist. Many are even being developed in Denmark.

Panellists

  • Pernille Weiss (Conservative People’s Party), Member of the European Parliament
  • Ejner K. Holst, Deputy Chair, Danish Trade Union Confederation
  • Rolf Kjærgaard, CEO, Vækstfonden – Danish Growth Fund
  • Claus Felby, Senior Vice President, Biotech, Novo Nordisk Foundation
  • Moderator: Peter Hesseldahl, Ugebrevet Mandag Morgen

 

Other places to meet the Foundation


In addition to the panel discussions arranged by the Foundation, many of the Foundation’s experts will be participating in other events at Folkemødet.

Thursday 15.30 – 17.00
Naturfag på EUD: Spild af tid eller demokratisk nødvendighed
Organiser: ASTRA/Dansk Metal
NNF participant: Berith Bjørnholm, Senior Vice President, Education & Outreach
Venue: G11 – Dansk Metal

Thursday 16.00 – 17.00
Kan dansk samarbejde skabe jobs for flygtninge i Jordan?
Organiser: DI, PlanBørnefonden og NNF
NNF participant: Flemming Konradsen, Scientific Director, Global Health, Novo Nordisk Foundation
Venue: A1 – Verdensmålenes Telt 

Thursday 18.00 – 19.00
Fremtid & Filantropi: Hvordan skaber vi morgendagens Danmark
Organiser: Instituttet for Fremtidsforskning
NNF participant: Søren Nedergaard, COO, Novo Nordisk Foundation
Venue: N6 – Haveteatret, Grønbechs Hotel

Friday 10.00 – 10.45
Løfter fondene deres ansvar i den grønne omstilling?
Organiser: Innovationsfonden
NNF participant: Mikkel Skovborg, Senior Vice President, Innovation
Venue: F29 – teltet ”Tech på Toppen” 

Friday 10.15 – 11.15
Nye vilde teknologier, der kan forme den grønne omstilling
Organiser: Mandag Morgen
NNF participant: Lene Oddershede, Senior Vice President, Natural & Technical Sciences
Venue: N5 – Vinklen ved Grønbechs Hotel

Friday 10.30 – 11.15
Mad til alle – Konsekvenserne af krigen i Ukraine
Organiser: Danish Crown
NNF participant: Claus Felby, Senior Vice President, Biotech
Venue: D10 – Venstre – Danchels Hus

Friday 12.00 – 12.45
Patenter kan bremse fremskridt. I et nyt åbent samarbejde kan virksomheder og forskere sætte turbo på innovation
Organiser Aarhus Universitet
NNF participant: Mikkel Skovborg, Senior Vice President, Innovation
Venue: ”Forskningsskibet” Aurora, Allinge Havn

Friday 12.15 – 13.00
Bio solutions – potentialet af Danmarks næste eksporteventyr
Organiser: Dansk Erhverv/Alliancen for Bio solutions
NNF participant: Claus Felby, Senior Vice President, Biotech
Location: Dansk Erhverv

Friday 15.00 – 16.00
Danmarks hovedstad som global sundhedsmetropol
Organiser: Danish Life Science Cluster/Greater Copenhagen
NNF participant: Arne Astrup, Senior Project Director, Healthy Weight Center, Novo Nordisk Foundation
Venue: G9 – House of Greater Copenhagen 

Friday 15.00 – 15.45
Verdensførende på sundhedsdata – men hvor længe?
Organiser: Sundhedsdatastyrelsen
NNF participant: Martin Ridderstråle, Senior Vice President, Medical Science
Venue: J19 – Faktaboksen

Friday 16.00 – 16.50
Kan donationer til konflikter give engagerede medarbejdere?
Organiser: UNICEF Danmark
NNF participant: Søren Nedergaard, COO, Novo Nordisk Foundation
Venue: A5 – FN Byen

Friday 17.30 – 19.00
Bliver folkeskolens STEM-undervisning styret af fonde?
Organiser: ASTRA/Dansk Metal
NNF participant: Berith Bjørnholm, Senior Vice President, Education & Outreach
Venue: ASTRA/Dansk Metal

Friday 18.15 – 19.00
Skal/kan vi trække lod om de bedste forskningsansøgninger?
Organiser: DFiR
NFF participant: Lene Oddershede, Senior Vice President, Natural & Technical Sciences
Venue: TECH-teltet på Cirkuspladsen

Saturday 10.15 – 11.15
Hvem skal bestemme retningen for fremtidens forskning?
Organiser: Danish Diabetes Academy
NNF participant Martin Ridderstråle, Senior Vice President i Medical Science & Lene Oddershede, Senior Vice President, Natural & Technical Sciences
Venue: F13 – Røgeriets Debattelt

Saturday 14.00 – 15.00
Hvordan bliver naturvidenskab en del af almendannelsen?
Organiser: Teknologipagten og Videnskabsklubben
NNF participant: Bente Guldbrandsen, Senior Project Lead, Education & Outreach
Venue: Danchells Debattelt 

Saturday 14.30 – 15.30
Antibiotikaresistens – en tsunami i slowmotion
Organiser: Pharmadanmark
NNF participant: Steffen P. Lüders, Senior Vice President, Communications
Venue: K7 – Akademikernes Hus

 

About the Novo Nordisk Foundation

Established in Denmark in 1924, the Novo Nordisk Foundation is an enterprise foundation with philanthropic objectives. The vision of the Foundation is to improve people’s health and the sustainability of society and the planet. The Foundation’s mission is to progress research and innovation in the prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic and infectious diseases as well as to advance knowledge and solutions to support a green transformation of society. www.novonordiskfonden.dk/en

 

Further information

Enquiries about the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s activities at the Folkemødet: Nicolai Lysgaard Thomsen, Public Affairs Manager, nlt@novo.dk

Media enquiries: Marie-Louise Jersin, Senior Communications Partner, +45 3049 4957, maj@novo.dk