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

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 as to explore career perspectives together.

Keynotes by:
Dr. Ana Persic
(Senior Programme Specialist, Chief of Section, Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building (SC/PCB), UNESCO)

Dr. Michael Snyder (Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Stanford University) 

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

Keynote speakers:
Dr. Dimitra Dimitrakopoulo (Visiting assistant professor at MIT Media Lab & University of Zurich)

Dr. Paola Masuzzo (Data Scientist at Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education (IGDORE), Ghent, Belgium)

Dr. Mark Ibberson (Director of Vital IT, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)

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
Extension: Sept 10, 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 95
Germany 5
United Kingdom 4
United States 3
Italy 3
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