Third Micro B3 Industry Expert Workshop

Collaboration between Academia, SMEs, and Industry - Transforming Inventions into Innovations in the fields of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology

Chair: Jörg Peplies, Ribocon GmbH (Bremen, Germany)


One of the primary aims of the 7 Framework Programme of the European Commission was to foster science-based European competitiveness with a focus on addressing major needs in society, as defined by the Priority Themes of the Programme. This is realized by bringing together academia, SMEs, and industry within integrated international projects to facilitate the translation of research results into commercially viable products and services. The importance of this aspect is even more emphasized by the new Horizon 2020 programme in which the role of industry is further strengthened. .

Target audience:

This third Micro B3 Industry Expert Workshop brings together managers of various backgrounds and from both within and outside of the Micro B3 consortium to illuminate different strategies for knowledge and technology transfer between the public and private sector and corresponding experiences, based on use cases in bioinformatics and (marine) biotechnology. Examples are shown on how EU-funded collaboration can be used to gain access to external expertise and technology, and to broaden the view, also alternative strategies which are not directly linked to EU projects are included. The different perspectives will be discussed, as well as the pros and cons of such collaborations. The workshop targets a diverse audience interested in getting an overview and new impulses on ways to foster the transformation of inventions into innovations, based on collaboration between the public and private sector within Europe.

More information on this third industry expert workshop can be found  in the sub-menues and here:

You can register only online.

The programme and the list of speakers are available here and information on logistics can be found here.

Information on outcomes of past Micro B3 industry and stakeholder workshops can be found in Deliverable 9.5

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts