Biomedica on the Move
May 25 - May 26Free
The Biomedica Foundation, a cooperative of universities and research institutions from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, is the initiator behind the workshop “Biomedica on the Move”.
From 2007 onwards, the Foundation organized Biomedica, THE Euregional LifeSciences summit, as the first Euregional conference on Lifesciences and Medical Technology. Biomedica started as a joint venture of three existing conferences in Liège, Aachen and Maastricht. Due to the increased intensity of collaboration between Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands, the initiators decided to combine the three conferences in one. The initiators were the networking organizations: LifetecZONe, Lifetech Aachen-Julich (now MedLife), Lifetec Limburg and BioLiège.
The challenge was to create a conference that was the combination of the three existing conferences AND with an unique profile. The unique profile was found in the collaboration between business and sciences. This is a profile, what scares other conferences away: because the target group is really diverse. However: the believe that research should create knowledge that must result in market products kept the vision alive. Biomedica started with 500 visitors and participants, and grew out to 1000 visitors and participants in the last years.
Biomedica is supported by the following Universities: University of Eindhoven, Maastricht University, University of Hasselt, University of Liège, University of Leuven.