The finalists were presented with their awards by Dr. Steve Arlington, President of the Pistoia Alliance, at the Pistoia Alliance US Conference 2015 in Philadelphia. The finalists will each receive three months’ mentorship from a Pistoia Alliance member company and a small cash prize of US$5,000 to help them develop their business plans further.
The Pistoia Alliance has appointed Dr Steve Arlington as its new President. Steve joins as the Pistoia Alliance continues to drive to increase the organization’s impact on the global innovation landscape in life sciences R&D.
At a very productive meeting last week at the ELIXIR Hub in Hinxton, near Cambridge, John Wise and Richard Holland of the Pistoia Alliance worked with Andrew Smith, Premysl Velek and Rafael Jimenez of ELIXIR to understand the intentions and requirements of both parties, and established that much of what we were doing was very similar, if not identical.
The slides and recording from today's webinar on Opportunities for HPC in pharma R&D are now available.
We thought it would be interesting to summarise the entries to the Pistoia Alliance President's Startup Challenge 2015, so that it might inspire others to enter the contest when it returns in 2016.
The presentation and recording from the "Advancing the State of the Art of Antibody 3D Modelling" webinar held on Tuesday 22nd September 2015 are available.
The presentation and recording from the "Analytics in pharma R&D" webinar held on Tuesday 15th September 2015 are available here.
The September 2015 edition of the Pistoia Alliance newsletter, Innovation in Action, is available to download as a PDF document.
Claus Stie Kallesoe, CEO of grit systems A/S, and Sanskriti Thakur, a serial entrepreneur based in New York, joined the chair Nick Lynch of the Pistoia Alliance for an hour-long discussion and audience Q&A. The conversation was wide-ranging and touched on almost every aspect of setting up and running a life sciences startup, and there were a number of interesting questions raised by the audience at the end. There were so many useful points made that extracting any kind of ‘top ten’ was tricky, but we have given it a go for the benefit of our time-strapped readers.