Research centers, companies and investors throughout Europe and beyond will participate in the 1st edition of Meet in ITaly for Life Sciences (MIT-LS2014). Invest in Tuscany supports this international event that will take place in Florence from March 31 to April 2. It is organized also by Tuscany Life Sciences Cluster, Confindustria Toscana, Assobiomedica, Assobiotec and other partners.

The focus of the meeting will be on Biology and Biotechnology, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical, IT Applications for Health, Medicine, Micro and Nanotechnology related to Biological sciences.

MIT-LS2014 consists in two main parts, the brokerage event and the seminars meeting.
In the first two days (at Palazzo Incontri – via de’ Pucci 1) public and private research centers, investors and companies will participate in 30 minutes bilateral meetings to find partners for business development, licensing agreements, joint ventures or other types of partnership and collaboration to foster cross-fertilization, new business and partnership opportunities. In addition to the one to one meetings, an ad hoc space will be dedicated to innovative start-ups.

A workshop “Health Service as an innovation and economical driver for growth" will take place in the third day, April 2, at Auditorium di Sant’Apollonia – via San Gallo, 25/a. Experts and institutional representatives of the healthcare systems will enliven the debate on strategies, policies and instruments supporting innovation. They will also discuss the challenges and opportunities to make the health care system of a driver for innovation and growth in the field of life sciences. Finally, they will analyze the support provided by the implementation of the networks and clusters for innovation and technology transfer.

See the updated program of the workshop.