ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Genomics and Associated Data in National Healthcare Initiatives

Human DataIndustry
Tue 5 March 2019, 12:00 to Wed 6 March 2019, 13:00
SciLifeLab, Tomtebodavägen 23a, Stockholm, Sweden

This free ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum with a focus on Genomics and Associated Data in National Healthcare Initiatives in Stockholm is open to researchers working in the personalised medicine sector, large and small companies that develop services for healthcare systems or are users of genomics and/or associated data, as well as people involved in national healthcare initiatives and anyone else who is interested in learning more about data-driven innovation in the healthcare sector. It aims to inform about ELIXIR resources and create a space to network for industry and academia.

In this lunch-to-lunch event, attendees will be immersed in a world of data-driven innovation, illustrated through talks. With a mix of high-level keynote speakers and interactive sessions, this event will allow you to discuss and interact with other companies and ELIXIR partners. A specific session with Flash Talks, will give new companies the chance to introduce their work to a broad audience.

ELIXIR Beacon Workshop 

The Human Data Community is working with the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health to provide a simple way to make data discoverable through “Beacons” (https://beacon-project.io/ ). You can query the lightweight metadata provided by a data resource (a 'beacon') to ask questions like 'Does this dataset have genomes with this allele at that position?' and get a 'Yes' or 'No' answer.

This workshop will show examples of current Beacon users and give you hands on experience on how to light a “Beacon” in your company/research institute.


"ELIXIR is a very interesting initiative for companies like HPE because the members are top notch in their environment. It helps us to get an idea about the user requirements on one side and on the other to better understand their challenges. After the ELIXIR event we have already two companies that have a huge demand in faster, but affordable compute platforms. So, we met and discussed next steps of engagement. They have a problem and we have the tools to support them". Andreas Hausmann, HPE Aruba

"I really enjoyed the ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum in Frankfurt! What if IT would be an enabler for innovation and open your mind on new questions!" Catherine Sirven, Bayer Crop Sciences




Fri 22 February 2019


Programme: Katharina Lauer (katharina.lauer@elixir-europe.org)
Travel and accommodation: Dana Cernoskova (dana.cernoskova@elixir-europe.org)


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See also: Human Data Use Case, Industry