Meetings & Events Alliance4Life ACTION

Welcome to the section Meetings and Events. Here you can find all important information about our past meetings and events. If you missed any of our public online events, you can watch the recording in this section. 

Life sciences professionals gathered in Vilnius

23. January, 2023

Early Stage Researchers Retreat, Research Management and Administration (RMA) Academy and national trigger event titled Research assessment reform: What to expect and how will it affect us took place at Vilnius University.   

More about the events can be found HERE.

UZSM hosted the Alliance4Life Trigger Event in Zagreb

13. December, 2022

University of Zagreb School of Medicine (UZSM) hosted the first national Croatian Trigger Event within the project Alliance4Life_ACTIONS. The objectives of the event were to present proposals for new European initiatives for the reform of the science evaluation system and to present the development of the Biomedical Research Center Šalata - BIMIS, as a platform for the implementation of proposals for new European initiatives in accordance with the results of the Alliance4Life_ACTIONS project.

More about the event can be found HERE.

Semmelweis University hosted the Alliance4Life Trigger Event in Budapest

21. November 2022

The Semmelweis University in Budapest (Hungary) hosted the first national Hungarian Trigger Event within the Innovation Day of the university. The Trigger Event was organized in a form of round table focusing on the importance of cooperation among higher educational institutions, industrial partners, and decision-makers.

More about the event can be found HERE.

Thematic Mini-conference with Matchmaking Event was organized in Slovakia 

3.-5. October 2022

The conference hosted by the Biomedical Research Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (BMC SAS) was aimed at sharing research ideas with intellectual origin in the Central and Eastern European countries and at creating opportunities for matchmaking with pharma and med-tech industry. 

More about the event can be found HERE.

RMA Academy launched in Bulgaria

12.-16. September 2022

With the first courses organized recently in Bulgaria and hosted by the Medical University of Sofia, Alliance4Life has opened its RMA academy focused on training research management professionals.

More about the event can be found HERE.

The Alliance4Life members finally met in person in Estonia

28.-30. April 2022

This long-awaited in-person Community Meeting followed a two and half long online collaboration caused by the covid-19 pandemic. The Community Meeting and Skills Academy brought together 120 scientists and research managers from 12 countries in the intellectual capital of Estonia – Tartu.

More about the event can be found HERE.

Skills Academy: From IP in the Labs to IP on the Market

29. April, 2022

Simona Rataj from the University of Ljubljana and her colleagues Katarina Šimunović and Nikolai Adamovitch delivered an online lecture about intellectual property management and how to bring scientific inventions from the laboratory to the market. 

More about the event HERE

Skills Academy: Future of Research Training Using Virtual Reality

29. April, 2022

Damjana Kastelic and Jonas Krebs from the CRG Barcelona introduced the future of research training using virtual reality.

Read more about the event HERE

Community Meeting in Tartu: 2nd Plenary Session

29. April, 2022

Julia Fernández-Rodríguez spoke about core facilities as prerequisite for breakthroughs in life sciences, Simona Rataj about importance of business cooperation and Kurt Deketelaere about LERU´s Expectations for the renewed ERA policy.

Read more about the event HERE

Community Meeting in Tartu: 1st Plenary Session

28 April, 2022

The meeting opened by a speach of the rector of the UT Toomas Asser, by the host of the event Toivo Maimets from the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology and by director of CEITEC MU Jiří Nantl. Estonian MP Margit Sutrop highlighted the importance of research itegrity and Silvia Bottaro from the EC introduced the main priorities of the Pact for R&I.

Read more about the event HERE

Early Stage Researchers Retreat: Life After PhD

20. January 2022

Moderated discussion with four guests who shared valuable insights from their fascinating career paths, including problems they had to overcome and useful career transition tips. Among the invited speakers were Radan Spaventi, Alison Campbell,Giedrius Gasiunas and Peeter Padrik. .

Read more about the event HERE.

Online Early Stage Researchers´ Retreat (Latvia)
More information about the event are HERE  and press release is available HERE , video recording from the event is HERE 

CEITEC MU, Online Kick-off Meeting (Czech Republic)
More information HERE 

Early Stage Researchers Retreat: Pitches of Industry to ESRs

20. January 2022

This session presents future career options to ESRs and and connects Alliance4Life´s members with the industry.  A variety of biotechnology companies introduced their work in short elevator pitches including possible career options for PhD graduates from the life science sector. 

Read more about the event HERE.

Early Stage Researchers Retreat: Pitches Alliance4Life Partners to Industry

20. January 2022

Technology pitches of participating Allience4Life partner institutions, who presented their core facilities, expertise and technology equipment.

Read more about the event HERE. 

Early Stage Researchers Retreat: Trends and Traps of Communication Research 

21 January 2022

This session introduced trends and traps when conducting research and communicating research results and addressed important issues such as ethics in research and medical professions. It highlighted the need for increased research rigor and need for science communication.  

Read more about the event HERE

A4L_ACTIONS Kick-off Conference

25 May 2021

The conference was opened by Chair of the Alliance4Life Jiří Nantl , followed by speeches of MEP Martina Dlabajová, Head of Unit at the EC Henriette van Eijl, Director of CEITEC Pavel Tomančák and coordinator of Alliance4Life Zlatuše Novotná introduced the new A4L_ACTIONS project. Head of Sector at the EC Stefan Weiers presented valuable information about WIDENING and ERA programmes of Horizon Europe.