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Meet in Italy for Life Sciences 2018 @Bologna

October 10, 2018 - October 12, 2018

The value of health, health as a value

Meet in Italy for Life Sciences is the leading national matchmaking and update event on Life Sciences.


Meet in Italy for Life Sciences, now in its fifth edition, is the leading national matchmaking and update event on Life Sciences. The fifth edition of the event will be held from 10 to 12 October 2018 in Bologna at Opificio Golinelli. Meet in Italy for Life Sciences is an initiative by the ALISEI National Technology Cluster for Life Sciences. The 2018 edition is promoted and organized by the Emilia-Romagna Region with the technical support of ASTER – the Consortium for innovation and technology transfer in Emilia-Romagna.
Representatives of local institutions and of the main company associations in related sectors are collaborating in the organization of the event. The initiative is linked to the Enterprise Europe Network, present in over 60 European and non-European countries.
The event consists of three days of work that will include business meetings with foreign partners, matchmaking activities, pitching sessions, thematic workshops, and an international conference on the key trends and innovation strategies in the sector.


The life sciences sector – which includes the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, the production of biomedical devices, and health services – is rapidly evolving. It is becoming increasingly clear that we are in a time of transition from “traditional medicine” to P4 medicine: predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory. One of the real drivers of this change is big data, which in precision medicine plays a fundamental role for health innovation.

The field of medicine is characterized by a significant accumulation of data from multiple sources: from genome sequencing to data generated from clinic research or the practice of health care. To these must
be added data on nutrition, lifestyle, environment and general behaviour, even moods, which together produce an unprecedented reading of the interaction of our biological system with the environment that
surrounds us. This allows a better definition of the transition from a state of health to one of disease, a crucial step in improving the effectiveness of health management for each one of us.
A better understanding of the data can become an opportunity for the health sector to increasingly focus on personalized solutions, consistent with the clinical profile and the lifestyle and consumption habits of
the person emerging from all the available information.

Analysis of the data reveals a journey ahead full of challenges and problems on a wide scale, whose solution requires expertise about information technology/bioinformatics and artificial intelligence, storage
capacity, interoperability of data from different sources, and regulations for their use, to protect people’s privacy and access to the research, and to avoid new monopolies capable of influencing the life of
individuals and communities.


Meet in Italy for Life Sciences addresses all areas of life sciences:
– industrial and start-up sectors
– researchers in large public agencies
– investors
– public institutions
– media

OPPORTUNITY : Brokerage Event – MIT4LS2018 BE

On 10&11 October you can join the international stage of sessions of business, partnering and networking opportunities in the life sciences sector, all for free!

This is the right place for you if you are a start-up, a company, a research organisation, an investors working in:

  • Pharmaceutical/Nutraceutical
  • Medical devices
  • Biology/Biotechnology
  • IT Applications for Health
  • Medicine, Human Health and well-being
  • Related value chain activities

Also Thematic workshops and pitches by startup selected in the Italian Healthcare Venture Forum 2018 will be held during the two days of the business convention. As usual,  the day after the face-to-face (F2F) sessions, 12 October, a final conference on hot topics in life sciences will close MIT4LS2018.

See all the relevant information at http://meetinitalylifesciences.eu.


MIT4LS2018 BE is a one-stop-partnering event!

Participants cover all the value chain of life sciences, from research to business & development, manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, regulatory issues, professional and consulting services, investment. It is all there! And it is for free!


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October 10, 2018
October 12, 2018
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