Researcher pipetting a yellow liquid in a LAF hood


NextGenNK is a Competence Center for the development of next generation NK cell-based cancer immunotherapies. The Center is coordinated by Karolinska Institutet and collaborates with the Karolinska University Hospital and prominent national and international industrial partners. The Center was launched in 2020, and is jointly funded by Vinnova, KI, and the Industrial partners.


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NextGenNK interacts with Innovate UK delegation

Innovate UK is the United Kingdom's innovation agency, which provides money and support to organisations to make new products and services. It is a non-departmental public body operating at arm's length from the Government as part of the United Kingdom Research and Innovation organisation.

On January 22nd 2024 Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren, Evren Alici, and parts of the NextGenNK faculty, met a delegation Innovate UK to discuss prospects for collaborations in the intersection between KI and British Biotech Industry.

Awards and recognitions

Selected Publications