STAR-IDAZ.be, the representation of Belgium in STAR-IDAZ IRC, together with Flanders Vaccine and Enterprise Europe Network Flanders join forces to organize an event to stimulate collaboration between researchers in the field of monitoring and control of infectious diseases (One Health approach). This matchmaking event will offer participants the opportunity to expand their network, find potential collaboration partners with the right expertise, and establish new project consortia.
The event, will thus be dedicated to consortium building. The main part of the event will comprise bilateral meetings between people interested in collaborative projects on these topics
1. Rapid and more precise diagnostics and tools for the monitoring of health and infection
2. Novel methods that prevent or cure infection and/or empower the host's general defense against infection
2.a. New and improved vaccines (including veterinary autogenous vaccines) or easily adaptable vaccine platforms
2.b. New delivery methods causing less stress (e.g., oral delivery of vaccines)
2.c. New feed additives/drugs
We will also provide a selected number of researchers and entrepreneurs with a platform to present their project ideas in 5 minute presentations.