Pieter van Boheemen (Programme manager Open Wetlab) will be one of the speakers at a meeting on Open Innovation in Copenhagen (Denmark) on November 19th. REBBLS (Rising Entrepreneurs in BioBusiness & Life Sciences) have invited him to give a talk about open innovation in pharma and the project BioStrike in particular.
On the same day, Pieter will also give a presentation at the Innovationsakademie Biotechnologie 2015 in Berlin (Germany). This is a workshop for the bio industry and designers, to exchange new ideas.
About the Open Innovation event
The pharmaceutical industry is under pressure for delivering new products to the market, and the current innovation model is challenged. Open innovation as applied in software development, within non-profit organisations, start-up companies and even within big companies, provides a very fast alternative to how products are developed and brought to the market.
But there are many barriers for open innovation, some are fear, misunderstanding and a “not-invented-here” mindset. This event want’s to overcome these barriers, by bringing academia, industry and communities across life science together, we take a small step to accelerate innovation. Join us for an evening where we peek into the future, and discuss the positive and potential negative consequences of open innovation.