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23 September 2021 - 24 September 2021
Zurich, Switzerland
Open Innovation in Life Sciences 2021
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Open until 24 September 2021

Virtually pitch your innovative start up idea or present your scientific research to win an iPad and other fabulous prizes.

Present your poster in-person at our onsite poster session networking reception in Zürich. Best poster recieves a cash prize.


Deadline: August 20

Open Innovation in Life Sciences 2021 is a premier life science conference connecting researchers and professionals across academia, industry, and society in the light of open science.

The synergistic goals of this two-day conference are:

Career Development Day (September 23)

To foster open interactions among early career researchers in all life science fields working in Switzerland and beyond as well to explore career perspectives together.


Open Innovation Day (September 24)

To enhance the interactions between academia, industry, and society by bringing together all relevant stakeholder groups to discuss topics pertaining to open science and innovation

Join the conversation on social media: #OILS21

Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn: @OpenLifeScience

Official OILS webpage: www.openinnovationlifesciences.com

See Registration FAQs for the 2021 attendance fees.

Important dates:

Online registration opensJune 21, 2021
Abstract submission opensJuly 1, 2021
Abstract submission deadline
August 20, 2021
Presenters notification
August 31, 2021
Career Development DaySeptember 23, 2021
Networking Reception & Poster SessionSeptember 23, 2021 @18:30
Open Innovation DaySeptember 24, 2021

"Education, research and innovation are central cornerstones of our society. Especially in Switzerland, the life and health sciences contribute significantly to economic performance. The new developments in medicine towards personalized diagnostics and therapy offer extraordinary opportunities combined with new challenges. In order for Switzerland to remain a leader in this fast-moving area, we must promote cooperation across the borders of disciplines and institutions. That's why the 'Open Innovation in Life Sciences 2018' conference brings together researchers and physicians, private companies, and state actors, ensuring an open exchange on an equal footing. The canton of Zurich supports the conference as part of its efforts to further strengthen the Life Science Cluster in the canton of Zurich."

Government Councillor Carmen Walker Späh, Head of the Department of Economic Affairs about the inaugural 2018 Open Innovation in Life Sciences conference





We are actively looking for sponsors. Contact us for sponsorship packages and find out how your organization can benefit from participating in #OILS21!



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Switzerland 18
United Kingdom 1
United States 1
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University 19
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