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ELAN Network event Biotechnology and ICT - a space for articulation of challenges and skills

05/10/2016 09:00 - 07/10/2016 16:00 Bogotá, Colombia

The aim of this space is the articulation of challenges and capabilities for the generation of technology based business opportunities between different actors dedicated to the development of applied biotechnology solutions and its potential integration with Information & Communication Technologies within their processes.

This event will facilitate connections and businesses between Colombian and European institutions. The main aim of the event is to encourage strategic alliances and facilitate technology transfer agreements.

A strategic partnership between Biontropic and Corferias has been established with the aim of creating synergies between the ELAN Network event and the Bionovo fair.  A meeting that looks to provide market bio-solutions and bio-products for the promotion and acceleration of bio-businesses, which will enhance the possible connections between organizations that have challenges and those ones, that provide solutions not only from the biotechnology sector, but also in the ICT sector.


  • Identify challenges, capacities and opportunities of the biotechnology and ICT sectors in order to connect them with solutions from the ELAN community.
  • To  generate  a  space  of  collaboration  between different actors of Europa and Latin America that aims to secure technology based business deals within the biotech and ICT sectors.
  • To propitiate spaces of co-creation in the ELAN network in order to prepare activities that promote the collaboration between Europe and Latin America for strengthening innovation.


Attendees from ALC y UE

  • Companies and business support associations from Europe and Colombia
  • Universities
  • Research & Technology Organizations.
  • Investors
  • Public organizations. 


The best opportunity to connect the actors of the innovation ecosystem in both Biotechnology and ICT


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