Speakers came from academia and industry and gave interesting examples of their services and collaborations. Over 70 participants attended the event. Some of them gave very positive feedbacks such as: "I wanted to thank you for giving me the possibility to participate in the ELIXIR Forum. It was a very interesting and perfectly organized event and I learned a lot and could make interesting connections." "I wanted to thank the entire team — I enjoyed the meeting, made good connections, and expect to start several new translational bioinformatics projects as the result of the meeting."
Participating companies included Novartis, Sanofi, Lonza Bioscience, 4-Antibody AG, ALK, IBM, QIAGEN and many more.