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27 October 2022 - 28 October 2022
Zürich, Switzerland
Open Innovation in Life Sciences 2022

Open Innovation in Life Sciences 2022 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 (October 27)

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. Jessica Polka
(Executive Director of ASAPbio, USA):
"Preprints as a tool for communication and collaboration"

Dr. Dominik Wyser (BRIDGE fellow at RELab ETH Zürich) 

Open Innovation Day (October 28)

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. Federico Germani (Postdoctoral Researcher at Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich)

Dr. Heidi Seibold (Solopreneur in Open and Reproducible Research, Munich)

Prof. Collin Ewald
(Assistant professor at ETH Zürich)

Join the conversation on social media: #OILS22

Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn: @OpenLifeScience

Official OILS webpage: www.openinnovationlifesciences.com

See Registration FAQs for the 2022 attendance fees.

Important dates:

Online registration opensAugust 1, 2022
Abstract submission opensAugust 1, 2022
Abstract submission deadline
October 20, 2022
Presenters notification
October 21, 2022
Career Development DayOctober 27, 2022
Networking Reception
October 27, 2022 @18:30
Open Innovation DayOctober 28, 2022

"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 #OILS22!





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Closed since 28 October 2022
Location Zurich, Switzerland and Virtual attendance for our international participants
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Participants 50
Meetings 31
Switzerland 87
United Kingdom 9
Germany 7
United States 5
Netherlands 2
China 1
Georgia 1
Sweden 1
South Korea 1
Spain 1
Belgium 1
Portugal 1
Argentina 1
Canada 1
Total 119
Company 16
University 79
R&D Institution 8
Association/Agency 3
Authority/Government 2
Other 11
Total 119
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