Events > ELIXIR Founding Ceremony and Launch Event
The event will mark the ratification of the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement and the launch of ELIXIR as Europe's sustainable research infrastructure for biological data.
The Founding Ceremony and Launch event is by invitation only and prior registration is required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further information.
The day begins with a private Founding Ceremony at 1200 noon for ELIXIR Member States.
Robert-Jan Smits, Director General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
The ESFRI roadmap for Large-scale Facilities and ELIXIR
Niklas Blomberg, ELIXIR Director
Current and future plans for ELIXIR
Octavi Quintana-Trias, Director, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Research Infrastructures in Horizon 2020
Jackie Hunter, Chief Executive, BBSRC, UK
ELIXIR and impact
Break for coffee
Dalibor Štys, Minister for Education, Czech Republic
ELIXIR and Research Infrastructures as a source of knowledge generation
Jérôme Wojcik, CEO, Quartz Bio
ELIXIR and industry
Jose Cotta, Head of Unit, Digital Science, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Open Data in Horizon 2020
Barend Mons, Netherlands ELIXIR Node
ELIXIR and Open Data – view from an ELIXIR Node
Janet Thornton, Director of EMBL-EBI
ELIXIR and the Grand Challenges
Welcome speech by Dr Arnd Hoeveler, Head of Unit for ‘Advanced therapies and systems medicine’, Health Directorate,, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
The Programme is available as a pdf for printing.