The European Lead Factory (ELF) is the biggest EU co-funded drug discovery platform, a collaborative public-private partnership that has delivered innovative drug discovery starting points since 2014. During the ELF Stakeholder Meeting 2018 ‘Collaborative innovation seeding tomorrow’s priority medicines’, we will bring together a broad group stakeholders involved in ELF, ranging from policy and science to business and health.

The 2018 meeting will be looking back at five years of successfully seeding and nursing innovative programmes. Together with you, we want to evaluate the results, experiences and impact of the European Lead Factory. This will be followed by an outlook into the future and how we can further grow this platform to serve drug discovery for priority medicines.

Everybody involved will get a chance to present the results of working with the European Lead Factory in a dedicated poster session. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the future of drug discovery with programme owners and other experts.

The preliminary agenda can be found here.

Pre-meeting Workshop
Prior to the Stakeholder Meeting, a workshop for programme owners and other researchers with innovative disease-related targets will be organised. Attending will optimise the chances of your programme making to the clinic and having an influence on health outcomes.

The EU Lead Factory Stakeholder Meeting will take place at 09.00 – 18.00 hrs Tuesday 17 April 2018.
A walk-in buffet dinner will be served on Monday evening 16 April at 18.30 – 21.00 hrs.
The pre-meeting Target Owner Workshop will take place at 13.00 – 16.30 hrs Monday 16 April 2018.


Renaissance Hotel
Rue du Parnasse 19
Brussels 1050

To book your hotel night at the venue hotel, please contact them at +32 2 505 29 29