Life Sciences Innovation Day

ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich15.09.2018 09:00 – 18:30 | Add to calendar

The Life Sciences Innovation Day brings together leaders from academia and industry (e.g. academic/clinical scientists, biotech & pharma, CROs, SMEs, etc.)  to discuss current challenges and develop new concepts for an ecosystem fostering open science and innovation. In this ecosystem of public-private partnerships, members from academia, industry and society connect, share perspectives, and directly collaborate on high-impact research and development of projects with defined outcomes tangible in the public sphere.

The specialization of scientific researchers has been essential for developing expertise in many individual fields comprising the biomedical landscape, but the resulting culture of specialty silos has diminished cross-disciplinary collaborations, which are crucial for addressing complex problems that directly impact societal stakeholders. As a consequence, the recognition and trust of the public towards scientists has diminished, research funding has stagnated, while pressing issues in medicine remain unresolved.

In alternating keynote lectures and expert panel presentations, attendees discuss:  
  • benefits of open science for basic research and drug discovery,   
  • how new technologies in personalized medicine can have direct impact in sociey,   
  • new financial models to enable sustainable research ecosystems,    
  • new directions for open innovation public-private partnerships  
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