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Discovery to Innovation in Animal Health (DIAH) Conference

Discovery to Innovation in Animal Health (DIAH) Conference
06 -08 February 2024
Start time
09:00 CET
Hotel NH Gent Belfort
Hoogpoort 63, 9000 Gent, BE
Multiple Organizers
+32 (0)9 218 85 85

DIAH is the only animal health conference in Europe with a focus on co-development and R&D collaboration between industry and academia.

(Event by Multiple Organizers)

The 1st edition of the Discovery to Innovation in Animal Health (DIAH) conference will be organized on 6-8 February 2024, in Ghent.

The DIAH-conference will be characterised by:

          •       A limited number of participants (eg. max. 300 delegates) and more, informal, interactions between them
          •       A focus on co-development and R&D-collaborations between industry and academia/research organisations


The goals and objectives of the conference are to:

  • enable networking among different actors in the field, including researchers, academia, funders, and industry
  • improve access of industry to front-edge technologies and expertise in academia
  • familiarize researchers with the innovation pipeline process, stages of product development, IP and the regulatory frameworks
  • learn young and entrepreneurial researchers to pitch their technology to industry
  • align valuation of breakthrough technologies by universities and industry and manage expectations at both sides
  • pinpoint differences in culture and objectives between academia and industry, find solutions to overcome them and present best practices of working together
  • facilitate researchers scaling up new discoveries/proof of concepts/prototypes to marketable innovations
  • show the value of the animal health sector to innovators, funders and industries that are less familiar with the sector but have interesting technologies
  • demonstrate the value of interesting ecosystems for innovation in animal health and stimulate collaboration between them
  • stimulate (international) public private partnerships for innovation in animal health
  • get to know each other better, both when doing business and having fun
For more information on the program, sponsorships and registration: click here.