Map of Alliances discussions held with ELIXIR

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.

Top ten tips for life science startups

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.