IMI: Celebrating 10 Years of Medical Innovations

Start Date 27/06/2018
Brussels, Belgium


Over 400 people joined IMI, the European Commission and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) for a high-level celebration of IMI’s 10th anniversary in Brussels on 27 June 2018.

The goal of the event was to highlight the successes of IMI projects, showcasing tangible results that are translated into concrete benefits for European citizens.

During the plenary session, speakers from diverse backgrounds highlighted the way IMI has brought together people from universities, the industry, small and medium-sized enterprises, patients, and regulators to tackle major research and healthcare challenges. Project representatives described how IMI had contributed to specific results in their fields.

In his speech, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas described the cultural shift this had brought about as one of the biggest achievements of IMI, and described IMI’s work as ‘radical collaboration’.

Meanwhile the exhibition gave attendees the opportunity to meet IMI project participants and see first hand IMI project results in areas such as cancer, antimicrobial resistance, Alzheimer’s disease, digital health, Ebola, and more.

Interested in what else we are planning to celebrate our anniversary this year? Visit our 10th anniversary campaign page!