September, 13 2016
Launched in 2015, as the first ‘vertical’ of the Technology Forum, the Forum Life Sciences will be held in Milan on September 26th, with the partnership of Assobiotec, ALISEI and the European Biotech Week.
Designed for leaders in industry, research, finance, government and institutions, the Forum aims to contribute to the biggest challenge for Italian Biotech, as its title says: ‘Removing Obstacles and Promoting Excellence’.
The Life Sciences sector – which means biotechnologies, pharmaceuticals and biomedical technologies – is one of the most promising high-tech areas and could become a real driver for growth and overall development for Italy and its economy.
But only if an ecosystem favorable to innovation is created, one that removes obstacles and mechanisms that create distortion, and guarantees an integrated and coherent approach: an ecosystem that makes it possible to progress from scientific excellence to the creation of value, and which allows Italy to compete on a global scale in one of the sectors on which the future of our planet will be based.
Among the confirmed speakers there are: Ora Dar (Head of Life Sciences Sector, Israel Innovation Authority), Valerio De Molli (Managing Partner, The European House – Ambrosetti), Gianni Gromo (Partner, Versant Ventures), Guido Guidi (Head of Pharma Region Europe, Novartis), Tony Hickson (Managing Director of the Technology Transfer, Imperial Innovations Group), Alberto Mantovani (Scientific Director, Humanitas Research Hospital), Riccardo Palmisano(President, Assiobiotec), Francesca Pasinelli (General Manager, Telethon) Pier Giuseppe Pelicci (Scientific Co-Director, IEO), Alessandro Sannino (Founder, Academica Life Science), Stefano Scalera (Advisor to the Italian Minister for Economic Development), Graziano Seghezzi (Partner, Sofinnova Partners).
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