Innovation Forum

Start Date 05/12/2013

Vilnius Innovation Forum - Innovation in Life Sciences and Health

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) participated in the Vilnius Innovation Forum that took place from 4 to 6 December 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

IMI was a core topic of the Innovation Forum through a session dedicated to public-private partnership (PPP) in life sciences and health

Speakers and panellists

  • Dainius Pavalkis, Minister of Education and Science, Republic of Lithuania
  • Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, Director of the Health Directorate, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  • Michel Goldman, Executive Director, Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)
  • Richard Bergström, Director General, EFPIA
  • Gediminas Černiauskas, Vice-Minister of Health, Republic of Lithuania
  • Daan J. A. Crommelin, Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutics, Utrecht University
  • Erik Tambuyzer, Chair of the Board, Centre for Medical Innovation in Leuven
  • Lina Buzermanienė, Member of Ethics Board of the IMI U-BIOPRED project
  • Helmut Walerius, Project Officer - EU policies, Health Information Unit, Directorate General
  • Žilvinas Padaiga, Dean at the International Relations and Study Centre, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

The Innovation Forum was an international event designed to create a high-level discussion platform about innovation, best practices and impact for European economic growth and well-being.

The Innovation Forum - organised by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania in cooperation with the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) - was part of the events taking place during the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU.

  • Further information about the Vilnius Innovation Forum and its programme can be found at