Pistoia Alliance Launches Startup Challenge

A newly launched business plan contest will ask startup companies from around the world to develop new ideas to lower the barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D. The Pistoia Alliance President’s Startup Challenge 2015 will see small and medium enterprises compete for up to two cash prizes of US$15,000 and a period of expert mentorship from a senior industry figure drawn from the Pistoia Alliance membership.

Pistoia Alliance Launches New Map of Alliances project

The Map of Alliances project will catalogue the various life sciences consortia, partnerships, foundations and alliances in the life sciences sector and investigate how these collaborative efforts form an interconnected web of partnerships.

The Ethics of Big Data

With the increased use of big data in research projects, the ethical implications are increasingly coming to the forefront. As the technology advances and new applications for big data are developed, there is a growing interest in ensuring that the effect on science and society is positive.

Innovation in Action, May 2015

The May 2015 edition of the Pistoia Alliance newsletter, Innovation in Action, is available to download as a PDF document.

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Mission
Our projects transform R&D innovation through pre-competitive collaboration.
Vision
By collaborating as equals we can overcome significant challenges too complex to tackle in isolation.
Accomplishments
Our HELM project has won awards, and we were instrumental in setting up the tranSMART Foundation.
Challenges
To deliver our vision we build upon a platform of transparency, openness, technical expertise and collaboration.

Lowering Barriers to R&D Innovation

We are a global, not-for-profit alliance of life science companies, vendors, publishers, and academic groups that work together to lower barriers to innovation in R&D.

Our projects transform R&D innovation through pre-competitive collaboration. We bring together the key constituents to identify the root causes that lead to R&D inefficiencies. We develop best practices and technology pilots to overcome common obstacles.

Our members collaborate as equals on open projects that generate significant value for the worldwide life sciences community.

Active Projects

Interactive Ideas

With the launch of our Interactive Project Portfolio Platform (IP3) we are embracing a new level of openness, access, and transparency around our idea-to-project process. The platform is open to the public to submit new ideas, comment and vote on proposed ideas, and monitor the progress of our projects.

Sergio Rotstein, Director of Research Business Technology, Pfizer

"Through the formation of significant collaborative relationships across its member organizations, the Pistoia Alliance enables us to work jointly towards the resolution of common problems in an unprecedented fashion, resulting in a level of efficiency and interoperability that is vital to our increasingly collaborative industry.”

Michael Braxenthaler, pRED Informatics Global Head Strategic Alliances, Roche

"Pistoia-led projects have the potential to transform precompetitive R&D, making it more open and collaborative and providing a platform upon which organizations can innovate in the ways most suited to their ultimate goals."

Stephen Gallagher, Director and CEO, Dotmatics Ltd

"Dotmatics has joined the Pistoia Alliance to participate in, and help inform the debate on, key future trends in our industry. The Alliance will be an important forum for us to understand and align to our customer needs and our involvement will allow us to access and help shape new standards that will benefit all scientific software users."

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