As you may already know, the 2011 Franco-American Innovation Day conference, held at Harvard Medical School, explored the Challenges of Translational breakthroughs. According to the attendance, the conference met the expectations of both academia and industry participants.
This 9th edition took place in the Joseph B.Martin Conference Center of Harvard Medical School in Boston and was organized in collaboration with French innovation Campus GIANT (Grenoble) and in partnership with Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, PVLSI
The special feature of the December, 6th was the diversity of the panel of speakers. Researchers, entrepreneurs and business school directors came and talked over best practices in translational research and the need of the interdisciplinarity in innovation. They also spoke about the new business models in the biopharmaceutical industries in France and theUnited States.(MA, United States). 2011 FAID attracted more than one hundred participants who have appreciated the scientific talks of top quality led by our 2 scientific directors, Professor Eva Pebay- Peyroula and Professor Paul Friedmann and by the scientific director of GIANT, Professor William Stirling.
Congratulations to our 2 laureates for the poster competition: Camille Delebecque, PhD in synthetic biology in Harvard Medical School and Dr. Thomas Crouzier, postdoctoral fellow in biological engineering department at the MIT. The OST decided to award 2 candidates with a round trip ticket toGrenoble according the high level of their works.