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.
The September 2015 edition of the Pistoia Alliance newsletter, Innovation in Action, is available to download as a PDF document.
The Pistoia Alliance has confirmed the final line up for its USA conference, which is taking place in Philadelphia on 13th October. During the conference the finalists for the Pistoia Alliance President’s Start Up Challenge 2015 will be announced.
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.
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.
The Pistoia Alliance Ontologies Mapping project, which creates guidelines, tools and services for ontologies mapping and management in Life Science Research and Development, is reaching completion of its second phase.
The winners of the two main prizes in our 2016 President's Startup Challenge were interviewed by Life Sciences Network earlier this month.
* A full list of our membership including individual members can be found here. (Last updated May 18 2018)
- Harvard Users Group Meeting of the i2b2 tranSMART Foundation
27 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018, BOSTON
- Applying NGS Technologies in Precision Medicine
10 Sep 2018, London
- Pistoia Alliance US Conference 2018
10 Oct 2018, Boston