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

3rd Industry Expert Workshop

Auditorium of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels

3rd November 2015



Chair: Jörg Peplies CEO at Ribocon GmbH (Bremen, Germany) - Partner of the MicroB3 project

Time Talk
14:30 – 14:40 Welcome and Introduction, Jörg Peplies
14:40 – 14:55 An Academic Perspective on Collaborating with a Software SME on Bioinformatics Solutions, Renzo Kottmann - Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (Bremen, Germany) - Lead of Micro B3 Work Package 5 (Bioinformatics & Data Integration)
14:55 – 15:10 IT business and Micro B3 - We did it very good. Can we do it even better?, Aleksandar Pop Ristov - Managing Partner at InterWorks (Bitola, Macedonia) - Partner of Micro B3
15:10 – 15:35 Mobilization of public rRNA gene sequence data: the dblast system for microbial quality control at Roche, Wolfgang Eder - Manager Quality Control at Roche Diagnostics GmbH (Penzberg, Germany)
15:35 – 16:00 From mind to market: How to develop competitive products by using EU projects enabled collaborations, Jiri Snaidr - Managing Board at Vermicon AG (München, Germany)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break Marble room
16:30 – 16:55 Sustainably using the ocean's services- tapping the potential of marine living resources by Marine Biotechnology Levent Piker - Managing Board at oceanBASIS GmbH (Kiel, Germany)
16:55 – 17:20 The OTARI project "Ostreococcus tauri from Research to Industry": a joint laboratory between academics and a SME, Francois-Yves Bouget - CNRS Research Director at Laboratory of Microbial Oceanography, University Paris 06 (Banyuls sur Mer, France)
17:20 – 18:00 Panel discussion
18:00 – 18:30 Micro B3 Movie Showcase (chair Johanna Wesnigk)
18:30 – 20:30 Dinner Marble room


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