SSC are very proud to be associated with the new R&D research program from TEKES which follows on from the survey of the opportunities of cross-pollination of Bioinformatics skills into new market areas.
The Bio-IT program kicked off in Helsinki with an intensive seminar session combining English and Finnish presentations with an audience of approximately 100 people.
The Keynote Presentation was an overview of the potential markets and the key-players given by Cait Murray. This included a brief introduction to each of the 30 international consultants that have been generous enough to get involved with the program. Further presentations were given by Roal, Medisapiens, and Roche Diagnostics of Finland and Eagle Genomics of Cambridge UK all speaking about how to create growth and success in the world of Bioinformatics and related industries.
The meeting included a networking 1-2-1 area where attendees were actively speaking with each other and learning about interests and possibilities for getting involved with the program.
Further information on the Tekes plans for the Bio-IT program can be found