Research and innovation on monitoring and control of infectious diseases (One Health), the representation of Belgium in STAR-IDAZ IRC, together with Flanders Vaccine and Enterprise Europe Network Vlaanderen join forces to organize an event to stimulate collaboration between researchers in the field of monitoring and control of infectious diseases (One Health approach). This matchmaking event will offer participants the opportunity to expand their network, find potential collaboration partners with the right expertise, and establish new project consortia.

The event will thus be dedicated to consortium building. The main part of the event will comprise bilateral meetings between people interested in collaborative projects on the topics listed below (see Focus). Following successful registration for the event, participants shall be able to pre-arrange these bilateral meetings by means of a user-friendly online match-making tool based on the profiles and research interests they introduced in this tool.

We will also provide a selected number of researchers and entrepreneurs with a platform to present their project ideas in 5 minute presentations.


Key reasons to participate

Innovation depends more and more on intensive interactions between professionals from different disciplines and background.

  • The event targets a wide spectrum of companies, universities, government organisations and NGOs, and others involved in research, from different EU-member states, interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners.
  • You will be offered a unique opportunity 
    • to meet your peers in other organizations (public and private) and start new partnerships and/or consortia for project applications.
    • to facilitate the setup of Horizon2020 project consortia
    • to present, discuss and develop new project ideas at an international level
    • to initiate cross-border contacts
  • Participants will include:
    • Scientists and PI’s (industry and academia)
    • Heads of R&D
    • Innovation officers
    • Government advisors
    • Public and private funding agencies


The focus of this event is on monitoring and control of infectious diseases in animals and/or humans (One Health). As about 60% of all pathogens that threaten humans originate from animals we also want to call upon researchers working on infectious diseases in animal and human health to join forces on cross cutting themes like zoonoses, translational research, antimicrobial resistance and food safety (food from animal origin).

Project ideas can cover one or more of the topics listed below:

  • rapid and more precise diagnostics and tools for the monitoring of health and infection
  • novel methods that prevent or cure infection and/or empower the host's general defense against infection
    • new and improved vaccines (including veterinary autogenous vaccines) or easily adaptable vaccine platforms
    • new delivery methods causing less stress (e.g., oral delivery of vaccines)
    • new feed additives/drugs
    • use of biomarkers of disease resistance or immunity


12:00 - 13:00

Registration & sandwich lunch

13:00 - 13:20

Presentation on STAR-IDAZ IRC

Presentation on STAR-IDAZ IRC, its role within Horizon2020 and future EU-calls related to infectious diseases and on

13:20 - 14:00

Pitch presentations of project ideas

Short presentations (eg 5-8 min), people who want to be coordinator will be preferentially selected for the pitch sessions

14:00 - 16:45


16:45 - 17:00


Event Details


Wednesday, June 6, 2018 (12:00 h - 17:00 h)


Venue: Federal Public Service Health, Food chain safety and Environment
Eurostation II (just in front of railway station Brussels-South (Zuid/Midi)
Victor Hortaplein, 40 box 10
1060 Brussels


Flanders Vaccine

2018-06-06 12:00:00 2018-06-06 17:00:00 Europe/Brussels Research and innovation on monitoring and control of infectious diseases (One Health) Venue: Federal Public Service Health, Food chain safety and EnvironmentEurostation II (just in front of railway station Brussels-South (Zuid/Midi)Victor Hortaplein, 40 box 101060 Brussels <p>Flanders Vaccine</p>

More info?

For any further information about this event, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Event Coordinator

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Lissa Van Hecke

Event Coordinator

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