IMI Stakeholder Forum 2020

Start Date 10/11/2020
IMI Executive Director Pierre Meulien

The IMI Stakeholder Forum 2020 took place online on Tuesday 10 November. The theme this year was 'Broader horizons: growing Europe’s health partnership'.

We launched the last calls for IMI2 this year, and the Stakeholder Forum allowed us to take stock of what was achieved, and the many lessons we’ve learned around what has worked well. We also explored what can be improved upon, and look forward to a new adventure being proposed under Horizon Europe.

The event featured leaders in both policy making and science and technology expertise.

We focused on paediatric cancers to demonstrate how a new partnership would bring new stakeholders together, synergise with the Cancer Mission and be more inclusive in the co-creation of ideas for the programme.  We also took this opportunity to listen to you – our stakeholders - to help develop the new partnership, avoid pitfalls and build together a world leading collaboration.



Please find the agenda here.


Event outline 


You can access all the recordings here




  • Pierre Meulien, Executive Director, IMI


Looking to the future of health research 


  • Jean Eric Paquet, Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Irene Norstedt, Acting Director of the People Directorate, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Olivier Laureau, President, Servier group
  • Jan Kimpen, Global Chief Medical Officer, Philips
  • Mark Miller, Executive Vice-President - Chief Medical Officer, bioMérieux

Integrating health research and innovation – paediatric cancer as a test case


  • Ruth Lydia Ladenstein, Professor of Paediatrics and Head of the Clinical Trials Unit S²IRP – CCRI, St. Anna Children’s Hospital
  • Gilles Vassal, Professor of Oncology, University Paris XI, Gustave Roussy Comprehensive Cancer Center 
  • Annette Bakker, President, Children's Tumor Foundation
  • Salah-Dine Chibout, Global Head of Discovery and Investigational Safety, Novartis
  • Pablo Guijarro Masi, Reimbursement & Health Economics Manager Brain Modulation, Medtronic 


Closing speech


  • Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member of the European Parliament




  • Pierre Meulien, Executive Director, IMI


More information

Read some excerpts of the panelists' take on paediatric cancer research

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