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FAIRplus: D4.2 First FAIR Innovation and SME event

Lauer, Katharina

Targeted innovation events have proven to be a very effective and valuable way to reach out to a large number of stakeholders simultaneously in order to prompt new collaborations between the public and private sectors. To engage with stakeholders, in particular SMEs, outside the FAIRplus consortium a series of three 'FAIRplus Innovation and SME Forums' have been planned throughout the duration of the project. These events will help the consortium to ensure that the resources developed in FAIRplus are communicated to the wider life science research ecosystem and find broad adoption and usability.

The first FAIRplus Innovation and SME Forum: Implementing FAIR data principles in industrial life science research was held on the 29th January 2020 in Hinxton, UK.

The event programme presented the key outcomes foreseen in the project using hands-on approaches, highlighting the numerous technical and scientific decisions to be taken when adopting and implementing FAIR data principles. A Flash Talk session, with a focus on SMEs, provided an overview of how FAIR data can bring value to businesses.

This project has received funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No. 802750. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation and EFPIA companies.
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