IDEA Summit 2015

IDEA Summit

Discussions & Workshops

A program 100% dedicated to translational research on diabetes

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Build Together!

IDEA Summit meetings have been created to promote exchanges in the field of diabetes research

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Partnering in Diabetes

One-to-one meetings to stimulate academia/ industry interactions

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About IDEA Summit

Co-organized by Lund University, Eurasanté & the Nutrition Health Longevity (NHL) cluster, IDEA Summit is an international event dedicated to translational research on diabetes.

IDEA Summit gathers 150 attendees coming from all over Europe such as Pharma & Biotech professionals, Academic Scientists, TTOs, VCs, Policy makers, Regulatory & Financing bodies, Biobanks, Patients associations…

IDEA Summit’s 3rd edition will be held on November 30th & December 1st, 2015 in Strasbourg (France), during BioFIT event (

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Rolf Lufts Stiftelse för Diabetesforsknig

astrid_glaser“These meetings are very important for an open exchange between academia and industry. To bring new therapeutical options to the patient synergies and cooperations between basic researchers, clinicians and industry should be used.”

Olivier ARNAUD

Olivier ARNAUD

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Olivier Arnaud“We need to consult the patients and involve them more to accomplish a translational and more open innovation.”



Karolinska Institutet

Kerstin Brismar“I think we need to sit down in small groups, like in round table groups. We need to discuss and exchange ideas and we need the opportunity to explain our questions. The industry and academia don’t speak the same language.”

Brigitte KRENN

Brigitte KRENN

German Center for Diabetes Research

Astrid Glaser“We need more meetings like this where we can talk to each other from different perspectives. There is an increase of people from industry going to academia and then back to industry. This increases the understanding of the different fields.”

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