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Using public data resources to build a business model by EPOC

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how you can start a company from freely available public resources?

EPOC has teamed up with Repositive, One Nucleus, and ELIXIR UK to explore how public bioinformatics infrastructures support innovation in the life sciences and generate revenue.
The evening will include talks by ELIXIR UK describing the entrepreneurial environment of public data resources and the types of business models that can be leveraged to start-up a company. The Cambridge based company Repositive will act as a real-life example of a company operating in this innovation space and show how a collaborative and open approach can help to tackle the most challenging scientific questions. One Nucleus will conclude the evening with a talk on how industry associations can support academics, start-ups, SMEs and large multinational companies in their pursuit. The talks will be followed by a Q&A session in panel style chaired by Gabriella Rustici (Head fo the Bioinformatics Training Programme, School of Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge & ELIXIR UK Training Coordinator), Food and Drinks!
Speakers include:
Charlotte Whicher (Product Manager, Repositive)
Katharina Lauer (Industry Officer, ELIXIR)
Aline Charpentier (Head of Business Development, One Nucleus)
Repositive is a social enterprise building software tools and services that facilitate open and private data access across genomic and biomedical research communities in academia and industry. The business model is based on connecting data producers with data consumers, with the aim of accelerating genomic research for patient benefit.
One Nucleus is a not-for-profit Life Sciences & Healthcare membership organisation supporting institutions, companies and individuals through providing local, UK-wide and international connectivity, and enabling members to maximisetheir performance.
ELIXIR is an intergovernmental organisation that brings together life science resources with the goal to form a single infrastructure. These resources include databases, software tools, training materials, cloud storage and supercomputers (e.g.Ensembl, ChEMBL, UniProt…). ELIXIR includes 21 member states and over 200 research organisations supporting researchers in academia and industry to find, analyse and share data, exchange expertise, and implement best practices more easily.


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