STAR-IDAZ.be, 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 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:
Presentation on STAR-IDAZ IRC, its role within Horizon2020 and future EU-calls related to infectious diseases and on STAR-IDAZ.be
Short presentations (eg 5-8 min), people who want to be coordinator will be preferentially selected for the pitch sessions
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