Want to benefit from the big data revolution and to use big data for your R&D? Looking to use Europe’s free and commercial bioinformatics resources in your company's R&D processes? Want to network with other data and research-intensive companies? Come to the ELIXIR Innovation and SME forum, organized in Helsinki, on 27-28 February 2017.
The forum is aimed at the companies that use public bioinformatics resources in their business and would like to further streamline this process. The event is jointly organized by ELIXIR Finland, ELIXIR Estonia and the ELIXIR Hub and is particularly relevant for large and small companies active in the genomics and health domains.
The event will:
- Introduce you to some of the free tools, data resources and services that are available through ELIXIR.
- Stimulate interaction between participants and support the long term innovation of the participating companies.
- Allow for networking with other companies and ELIXIR partners.
- Showcase companies through dedicated flash talks ~5 mins (If you want to give a Flashtalk, please notify us by filling the corresponding text-box during the registration proccess).
Speakers will include Ilkka Lappalainen (ELIXIR Finland - CSC), Jaak Vilo (ELIXIR Estonia), Julia Wilson (Global Alliance for Genomics and Health), Tommi Lehtonen (CEO Blueprint Genetics), Anita Eliasson (COO -BC Platorfms), Thomas Keane (European Genome/Phenome Archive Lead) and Serena Scollen (Head of Human Genomics at ELIXIR Hub).
Registration has been closed. If you require additional registration, please contact dana.cernoskova[at]elixir-europe[dot]org.
Download the presentation slides:
|12:00||Registration and sandwich lunch|
Welcome and purpose of meeting - Compass room
Ilkka Lappalainen (Biomedical Service Development Manager at CSC, IT Center for Science, ELIXIR Finland)
Introduction to ELIXIR Europe - Compass room
Andrew Smith (External Relations Manager, ELIXIR Hub)
An overview of ELIXIR Finland and the CSC - Compass room
Tommi Nyronen (Head of Node, ELIXIR, Finland)
An overview of ELIXIR Estonia - Compass room
Jaak Vilo (Head of Node, ELIXIR, Estonia)
Global Alliance for Genomics and Health - Compass room
Julia Wilson (Associate Director, Sanger Institute, UK)
|15:00||Tea and coffee break|
BluePrint Genetics - Compass room
Tommi Lehtonen (CEO, Blueprint Genetics, Finland)
Protobios - Compass room
Toomas Neuman (CSO, Protobios, Estonia)
|17:00||Meet the expert sessions. In these sessions, investments, entrepreneurship, use of resources, partnerships and technology scouting will be discussed.|
Session 1: Finland - Eliel room
This Tech Track will be led by Tommi Lehtonen, CEO of Blueprint Genetics, which provides comprehensive genetic diagnostics for all medical specialties.
Entrepreneurship and success stories in Bioinformatics.
1. Entrepreneurship in Bioinformatcs
2. Value of free resources
3. Success stories
Session 2: Estonia - Selim room
This Tech Track will be led by Indrek Tammeaid,
Creating a successful science/business interface: Looking beyong licensing and startups.
5. Opportunities you have at the level of PI or group leader.
Flash-Talks (Drinks & refreshments provided) - Compass room
Dinner at Sipuli Restaurant. http://www.ravintolasipuli.fi/ (outside of the hotel)Please sign in at the Registration Desk.
|8:30||Arrival tea and coffee|
Keynote Talk - Compass room
Anita Eliasson (Director, Administration and Development, BC Platforms, a provider of bionformatic solutions for NGS data, Finland)
Keynote Talk - Compass room
Timo Veromaa (Chairman of the Board of Directors at Finnish Bioindustries, Finland)
|10:00||Tea and coffee break|
Tech Track 1: GA4GH and Beacons - Eliel room
This Tech Track will include an overview of the Beacons project and "how to" light a beacon.
Stephen Keenan (EMBL-EBI - GA4GH)
Miro Cupak (DNAStack)
Tech Track 2: ELIXIR discovery portals - Selim room
This Tech Track will include hands-on presentations on the available discovery portal on tools and data services (bio.tools) and Training (TeSS)
Niall Beard (Tess)
Frederik Coppens (ELIXIR Belgium)
Hedi Peterson (ELIXIR-EE)
Tech Track 3: Human data focus within ELIXIR - Admiral room
This Tech Track will include "how to" deposit and access human genomics data using The European Genome/Phenome Archive, among others.
Thomas Keane (EMBL-EBI)
Giselle Kerry (EMBL-EBI)
Keynote - Compass room
Tõnu Esko (Deputy Director of Research, Estonian Biobank, Estonian Genome Center)
Final message - Compass room
Pablo Roman-Garcia (Industry Officer, ELIXIR Hub)
|13:00||Lunch to go|