The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Partnering/ matchmaking event: Research & innovation on monitoring & control of infectious diseases (One Health), 2018
Dates: 6 June 2018
Location: Brussels, Belgium
STAR-IDAZ.be, the representation of Belgium in STAR-IDAZ IRC, together with Flanders Vaccine and Enterprise Europe Network Vlaanderen join forces to organize an event to stimulate collaboration between researchers in the field of monitoring and control of infectious diseases (One Health approach). This matchmaking event will offer participants the opportunity to expand their network, find potential collaboration partners with the right expertise, and establish new project consortia.
The event will thus be dedicated to consortium building. The main part of the event will comprise bilateral meetings between people interested in collaborative projects on the topics listed below (see Focus). Following successful registration for the event, participants shall be able to pre-arrange these bilateral meetings by means of a user-friendly online match-making tool based on the profiles and research interests they introduced in this tool.
We will also provide a selected number of researchers and entrepreneurs with a platform to present their project ideas in 5 minute presentations.
Information will be provided on research gaps and priorities in the field of infectious diseases
Researchers and entrepreneurs are invited to present their project ideas in 'pitch presentations' which should preferably be made by prospective project coordinators.
Key reasons to participate
Innovation depends more and more on intensive interactions between professionals from different disciplines and background.
The event targets a wide spectrum of companies, universities, government organisations and NGOs, and others involved in research, from different EU-member states, interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners.
You will be offered a unique opportunity
to meet your peers in other organizations (public and private) and start new partnerships and/or consortia for project applications.
to facilitate the setup of Horizon2020 project consortia
to present, discuss and develop new project ideas at an international level
to initiate cross-border contacts
Participants will include:
Scientists and PI’s (industry and academia)
Heads of R&D
Public and private funding agencies
The focus of this event is on monitoring and control of infectious diseases in animals and/or humans (One Health). As about 60% of all pathogens that threaten humans originate from animals we also want to call upon researchers working on infectious diseases in animal and human health to join forces on cross cutting themes like zoonoses, translational research, antimicrobial resistance and food safety (food from animal origin).
Project ideas can cover one or more of the topics listed below:
rapid and more precise diagnostics and tools for the monitoring of health and infection
novel methods that prevent or cure infection and/or empower the host's general defense against infection
new and improved vaccines (including veterinary autogenous vaccines) or easily adaptable vaccine platforms
new delivery methods causing less stress (e.g., oral delivery of vaccines)
new feed additives/drugs
use of biomarkers of disease resistance or immunity