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Towards Health Futures: Digital Innovation, Infrastructures, and Entrepreneurship on Bio Data

07.03.2019 - 08.03.2019

In this workshop, we seek to understand this destabilizing character of the conjunction between “the byte” and “the gene” – digitization and biology for health futures. We do this through the lenses of digital infrastructure, innovation, and digital entrepreneurship towards health futures. Besides discussing submissions from our participants, we have invited keynotes to give talks in the in the intimate atmosphere of our workshop. They include Professors Brian Pentland from the University of Michigan and Klaus Lindgard Hoyer (University of Copenhagen), Jason Mellad (CEO of Start Codon, a new bio accelerator from the UK), Jessica Vamathevan (Head of Strategic Partnerships at the European Bioinformatics Institute) and Viola Bronsema (Head of Bio Deutschland, sector association for the biotech industry in Germany). In addition, we will meet digital health & bio start-ups and innovation managers from corporates, including AstraZeneca. The two-day workshop will be held at the Einstein Center Digital Future in Berlin (Germany).