ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Data-Driven Innovation in Food, Nutrition and Microbiome

Mon 9 October 2017, 11:30 to Tue 10 October 2017, 14:00
KVS - Brussels City Theatre, Lakensestraat 146, Brussels, Belgium

The latest Innovation and SME Forum will bring together companies active in the probiotics, food and health sectors to stimulate interaction between companies and academic partners.

The event will be organised as a series of interactive sessions on "Data Sources", "Tools and Analysis" and "Integration Challenges" enabling microbiome research and innovation. It will showcase a selection of free data resources and services available through ELIXIR, such as PRIDE, European Nucleotide Archive and Metagenomics Portal, as well as examples of innovative companies already using public data in their business, such as MyMicroZoo and MS-Omics. Participants will also learn about the training opportunities on food, nutrition and microbiome resources available through ELIXIR.

Companies and SMEs will have the opportunity to present their activities and explore possible collaborations through a dedicated flash-talk session. Hosted by ELIXIR Belgium, the event is free and open to all companies and academia in Belgium and beyond. It runs back to back with the international workshop organised by OECD and the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish government: "Personalised nutrition for better health - targeting the microbiome".


  • Wim Haentjens (European Commission, DG Research & Innovation – Agri-food unit)
  • Peer Bork (Group Leader, European Molecular Biology Laboratory)
  • Silvia Miret Catalan (Director, Nutrition & Health Discover at Unilever)
  • Michiel Akeroyd (Senior scientist, DSM)



Mon 2 October 2017



Programme: Pablo Roman Garcia (pablo.roman@elixir-europe.org)
Travel and accommodation: Dana Cernoskova (dana.cernoskova@elixir-europe.org)


Flemish Government. Department of Economy, Science and Innovation

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