October 17, 2018: European parliament development debate with Bill Gates, Mogherini

The European Parliament Development Committee and the European Think Tank Group (ETTG) will host Federica Mogherini, Bill Gates, and high-level experts for a debate on 'Innovation in Development: The Future of EU international cooperation'. The discussion will address multilateral cooperation challenges and the EU's role in achieving sustainable development, especially how the 2021-2027 EU budget will need to innovate to support EU leadership on sustainable development and global cooperation tackling poverty, inequality, fragility, conflict, climate change, and migration-related challenges. The meeting will be streamed live for those who cannot participate in person. Registration closes on October 9, 2018.

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Website - European Parliament


December 14, 2018: Innovative Medicines Initiative 10-year anniversary event

Luxinnovation and partners plan to host an international conference and networking event celebrating 10 years of medical breakthrough funding by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). The IMI partners the European Union and the European pharmaceutical industry to fund health-related research, infrastructure, and innovation. The conference will address neurodegeneration, oncology, biomarkers, and diagnostics; analyze how long-term use of data can be made secure, sustainable, and of best benefit to patients; and discuss future IMI priorities with collaboration partners for forthcoming projects. The event will bring together healthcare professionals from academia, industry, research infrastructures, patient organizations, and EU funding experts. Registration opens in early autumn, when the detailed event program will also be available.

Location: Luxembourg

Event website – IMI

EU Global health R&D