The Innovative Medicines Initiative - innovative funding for biotechs & SMEs in Europe

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Magali Poinot - Advisor to the Executive Director at the IMI Programme Office, Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)

Short description of the presentation:

The presentation will introduce IMI and its objectives, describe the programme’s main challenges and achievements, as well as the procedures and rules on how to get involved. The talk will also include future topics for IMI Calls for proposals and opportunities for new players, biotechs and SMEs.

Biography of the speaker:

As Advisor to the Executive Director at the Innovative Medicines Initiative, Magali Poinot is providing strategic and specialist advice and confidential support to the Executive Director on the overall function and direction of the IMI Programme Office to ensure it delivers on IMI strategic objectives to Members, Associated Partners, advisory and ad hoc bodies and stakeholders.

Magali is a qualified lawyer, specialising in European Community-funded Research & Development and Innovation programmes (including coordination of national research programs and setting up of major European initiatives) and Intellectual Property in transnational collaborative research projects.

Before joining the European Commission (Research & Innovation) during several years, Magali Poinot worked for ARMINES, a French research non-profit organisation linked to the high engineers' schools Ecoles des Mines. She also supported the COST (COoperation in the field of Science and Technology) and EUREKA (market-oriented R&D and innovation) intergovernmental initiatives and coordinated the IPR-Helpdesk (assistance and support on Intellectual Property to applicants and participants of EU-funded projects).


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