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 Europe's industry and in particular its Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), ELIXIR hosts a series of specialised events for companies.

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

Name Start date Location
ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum: Distributed Data Analysis - The {Health} Data Train 10 October 2019 Utrecht, Netherlands
ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum 27 November 2019 Milan, Italy
FAIRplus Innovation and SME Forum 29 January 2020 United Kingdom

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