Palle Høy Jakobsen

Palle Høy Jakobsen

Part-time lecturer

Palle Høy Jakobsen is external lecturer at BRIC and the Study Director of the BioBusiness and Innovation Programme at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He teaches commercialisation and innovation topics within science fields at the BioInnovation Institute, UCPH, DTU and CBS. He also teaches master classes in negotiations at CBS. He is now a mentor in the Lifescience Accelerator Baden- Württemberg in Germany in 2018.

Palle Høy Jakobsen has organised summer schools in Innovation, taught Project management and Drug development at the Danish Technical University and negotiation simulations at Uppsala University Summer School. Palle Høy Jakobsen has been a Teacher at patent and licensing coursers at the Danish Patent Office and at CBS. Palle Høy Jakobsen has acted as a facilitator at New Department Managers course at Novo Nordisk.


Dr. Jakobsen has 14 years of experience with the pharmaceutical company, Novo Nordisk A/S, where he worked several years as a senior licensing director, conducting the negotiation of licensing deals and collaboration agreements with pharmaceutical and biotech companies and academic institutions. He also coordinated product and technology assessments. He was also manager of a department coordinating postdoc & PhD programmes and academic collaborations worldwide. 

Dr. Jakobsen did research in the field of immunology and infectious diseases at Statens Seruminstitute, the National University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), and the University of Copenhagen. He was the coordinator of several international grants in this period and author/co-author of more than 50 publications. He has been a PhD opponent and supervising students.

Dr. Palle Høy Jakobsen has a DMSc degree and a PhD degree from the University of Copenhagen (UCPH).

Primary research areas:

Science innovation and business development


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