Innovation and SME Forums

Two people at an SME event
There are plenty of opportunities to network at our SME events

In order to support our ELIXIR members to engage with industry and to give Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) a stage to present their innovative ideas, ELIXIR hosts a series of specialised events.

These Innovation and SME Forums provide companies with the opportunity of learning more about the emerging ELIXIR services and forge strong links with the local ELIXIR Node representatives running these services.

So far, more than 800 representatives from various companies and research institutes have exchanged knowledge with ELIXIR partners across Europe at our events, including small startups, SMEs, large pharmaceutical companies and IT service providers.

90% would recommend the Forums to their colleagues
96% thought the event met their needs
87% felt the event gave them good networking opportunities
50/50 mix of attendees from private sector and academia

(Source: surveys of attendees)

Upcoming Forums

Previous Forums

FAIRplus Innovation and SME Forum: Implementing FAIR data principles in industrial life science research 29 January 2020 Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Data management in the life sciences - a driver for innovation 27 November 2019 Milan, Italy
ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Distributed Data Analysis - The (Health) Data Train 10 October 2019 Utrecht, Netherlands
ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Genomics and Associated Data in National Healthcare Initiatives 5 March 2019 Stockholm, Sweden
ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Data Driven Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology 15 October 2018 Frankfurt, Germany
ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Enabling Discoverability in Bio-Data Innovation 23 January 2018 Cambridge, United Kingdom
ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Data Driven Innovation in Rare Diseases and Personalised Medicine 14 November 2017 Paris, France
ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Data-Driven Innovation in Food, Nutrition and Microbiome 9 October 2017 Brussels, Belgium
ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Genomics, bioinformatics and health - Public-private partnerships in open data 6 June 2017 Barcelona, Spain
ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Genomics and Health - Global resources for local Innovation 27 February 2017 Finland
ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Data-driven innovation in the aquaculture and marine industries 12 May 2016 Oslo, Norway
ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Data-driven innovation in the agri-food industries 18 March 2015 Wageningen, Netherlands
ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Turning big data into growth 24 November 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark