ELIXIR Founding Ceremony and Launch Event

Wed 18 December 2013
Bibliotheque Solvay, Brussels, Belgium

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 joy.friesner[at]elixir-europe[dot]org if you require further information.

The day begins with a private Founding Ceremony at 1200 noon for ELIXIR Member States.

Programme for the Public Launch Event

1:00pm – Buffet lunch

2:00pm – ELIXIR and Open Data

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 

6:00pm – Drinks reception

Welcome speech by Dr Arnd Hoeveler, Head of Unit for ‘Advanced therapies and systems medicine’, Health Directorate,, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

8:00pm – Close 

The Programme is available as a pdf for printing.