ELIXIR Innovation and SME forum

October 9, 12:00 pm
October 10, 2:00 pm

KVS - Brussels City Theatre
Lakensestraat 146
1000 Brussels

Data-Driven Innovation in Food, Nutrition and Microbiome

This Innovation and SME Forum on "Data-Driven Innovation in Food, Nutrition and Microbiome" brings together companies active in the probiotics, food and health sectors to stimulate interaction between companies and academic partners.

The event is organised as a series of interactive sessions on "Data Sources", "Tools and Analysis" and "Integration Challenges" enabling microbiome research and innovation. It will showcase a selection of free data resources and services available through ELIXIR, such as PRIDE, European Nucleotide Archive and Metagenomics Portal, as well as examples of innovative companies already using public data in their business, such as MyMicroZoo and MS-Omics. Participants will also learn about the training opportunities on food, nutrition and microbiome resources available through ELIXIR.

Companies and SMEs will have the opportunity to present their activities and explore possible collaborations through a dedicated flash-talk session. The event is free and open to all companies and academia in Belgium and beyond. It runs back-to-back with the international workshop organised by OECD and the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish government: "Personalised nutrition for better health - targeting the microbiome".


  • Wim Haentjens (European Commission, DG Research & Innovation – Agri-food unit)
  • Peer Bork (Group Leader, European Molecular Biology Laboratory)
  • Silvia Miret Catalan (Director Nutrition & Health Discover at Unilever)

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