Department of Strategy and Innovation

Høy Jakobsen
Teaching associate professor
Study Director

Room: KIL/14.A-2.73

Palle Høy Jakobsen is the Study Director of the BioBusiness and Innovation Programme at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and an external lecturer at the University of Copenhagen. He teaches commercialisation and innovation topics within science fields at CBS and UCPH. 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 was the Director of the Scandinavian unit of EIT Health, one of the largest healthcare initiatives worldwide, with the goals of improving the sustainability of healthcare systems, promoting healthy living and enhancing the overall wellbeing of people across Europe – while also helping to unlock Europe’s innovation and growth potential.
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 has also worked with start-up companies in Denmark and handled discovery portfolio management for the pharmaceutical company Lundbeck.
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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  • Study Director Master programme in Business Administration and Bioentrepreneurship
  • Course responsible: Business Negotiations
  • Summer school responsible: Business Innovation and Science
  • Teacher: Negotiations in theory and practice
Publications sorted by:
Palle Høy Jakobsen / Commercialisation of Biotechnology Research
København : Akademisk Forlag 2019, 236 p.
Palle Høy Jakobsen / Negotiations and Decision Making
København : Akademisk Forlag 2019, 214 p.
Palle Høy Jakobsen / Commercialisation of Biotechnology Research
2.ed.Ganløse : Hoy BioPublish 2018, 189 p.
Palle Høy Jakobsen / Negotiations and Decision Making
Ganløse : Hoy BioPublish 2018, 134 p.
Palle Høy Jakobsen / Aldringens mysterier
In: Aktuel Naturvidenskab, No. 3, 2017, p. 26-30
Journal article
Palle Høy Jakobsen / Jagten på den gode alderdom
In: Aktuel Naturvidenskab, No. 4, 2017, p. 27-32
Journal article
Palle Høy Jakobsen / Notes on Commercialization of Biotechnology Research
København : Saxo Publish 2017, 120 p.
Palle Høy Jakobsen / Status: Det ved forskerne om aldringens mysterier
Net publication - Internet publication
Outside activities
Year Name of contractual partner Type of activity
2018 - 2021 University of Copenhagen  Part time external lecturer (2016-2021)
2018 - 2019 The Biomarker commercialisation programme administered by BioPeople. Project Advisory Board member
2018 - 2019 The Lifescience Accelerator Baden-Württemberg in Germany.  Workshop organizer
2018 - 2023 The BioInnovation Institute founded and supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Business Acceleration Academy panel member and educational content provider
2018 - 2021 EIT Health Accelerator Scandinavia  Steering committee and course teacher
2021 - 2024 Novo Nordisk Fundation Receipt of educational grant
2021 DANIDA international fellowship centre Educational content provider
2021 - 2023 CBS Executive  Course responsible for BioInnovation Inst summerschool and DANIDA Fellowship Centre course organized at CBS executive
2021 - 2022 University of Copenhagen Course coordinator activities
2022 - 2023 Atrium

Teaching in Executive Programs.

Advisory board member