Supporting small business

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for close to two-thirds of Europe's employment and GDP. SMEs benefit from bioinformatics training - online and face-to-face - as well as vital data and services offered through EMBL-EBI.

In addition, EMBL-EBI organises an annual forum and workshop series where SMEs can discuss common issues in bioinformatics and get up to speed with EMBL-EBI's wide range of freely available resources, including web services.

Past SME Forum events

The 11th Annual SME Bioinformatics Forum

EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK 1 November 2018

The 10th Annual SME Bioinformatics Forum

EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK 1 November 2017

The 9th Annual SME Bioinformatics Forum

EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK 7-8 March 2016

In 2016 EMBL-EBI and One Nucleus co-organised the annual SME Bioinformatics Forum in our South Building on the Wellcome Genome Campus.

The 8th Annual SME Bioinformatics Forum

EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK 9-10 March 2015

The 7th Annual SME Bioinformatics Forum

EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK 6-7 March 2014

The 6th Annual SME Forum

Barcelona, Spain, 8-9 October 2012

The 5th Annual SME Forum

Piemonte, Italy, 6-7 October 2011

Fabrizio“The future of healthcare depends on integrating technologies. Bioinformatics can help us solve biological problems, to manage and analyse the output of our activities for the benefit of companies beyond the life science sector.” -- 2011 SME Forum host Fabrizio Conicella of BioPmed


The 4th Annual SME Forum

Munich, Germany, 18-19 October 2010

In addition to the presentations, discussion and networking opportunities, there was also the opportunity for some hands-on tutorials at the offices of the EPO. The workshop was highly subsidised through the generous contributions of the hosting organisations (BioM and the EPO) and financial contributions from a number of EU projects (ENFIN, SLING, CALBC and ELIXIR) that are coordinated by EMBL-EBI and are targeted to provide bioinformatics tools and data resources for European research.

The 3rd Annual SME Forum

Vienna, Austria, 3–4 September 2009 

The event was supported by Austria Wirtschaftsservice (AWS) and featured presentations from EMBL-EBI, the European Patent Office, AWS and SMEs based in Austria. The programme covered small molecule resources (ChEMBL and ChEBI), proteomics services, literature services, web services and the patent searching services providing both by EMBL-EBI and the European Patent Office.

The 2nd Annual SME Forum

Berlin, Germany, 27–28 October 2008

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