Next and latest events

Events organised by consortium partners:

12-13 November 2012: DiscoGnosis Kick-off Meeting
The DiscoGnosis Kick-off Meeting took place in Freiburg, Germany, organised by the project coordinator Albert-Ludwigs-University and the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK). The participating groups presented their expertise as well as their role and contribution to the project. A tour at the facilities of the host group at IMTEK was done at the end of the meeting.

15-16 April 2013: 2nd DiscoGnosis Project Meeting
The 2nd DiscoGnosis Project Meeting will take place in Göttingen, Germany, organised by the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG). During the meeting, the first results of the project will be discussed, emerging challenges as well as concepts for development.

23-26 June 2013: The European Summit for Clinical Nanomedicine 2013 (organised by the DiscoGnosis partner CLINAM)
The European Foundation for Clinical Nanomedicine (CLINAM) and the European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine (ETPN) organize the annual gathering on Clinical Nanomedicine and Targeted Medicine that has become an international landmark. This years’ focus topic is: “Nanomedicine & Targeted Medicine – the paradigm of precise, highly effective and safe medicine with subtle influence for the benefit of patients and mankind”.

9-12 July 2013: 10th International Conference on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies (NN13)
NANOTEXNOLOGY 2013 is the annual event to explore the opportunities in the emerging fields of Nanotechnologies & Organic Electronics, which brings together over 700 presentations from 53 countries, 40 presented running R&D EC Projects, and B2B Match-making Meetings. The DiscoGnosis project participated in the NN13 conference with an invited oral presentation in a special EU-funded projects session. The conference was an excellent opportunity for networking and disseminating the platform to a multi-disciplinary audience.

24-26 September 2013: 7th Annual Concertation and Consultation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio Convergence Systems (MNBS 2013)
The annual MNBS Meeting was organized this year by Tyndall National Institute on behalf of the European Commission. This year’s focus, apart from the technical presentations of EC-funded projects, was on innovation and technology implementation for improving European competitiveness and citizen‘s life. Among more than 20 project presentations, DiscoGnosis received the Innovation Award for its Innovation Process and Exploitation Strategies.

27 October 2013: DiscoGnosis workshop on “Point-of-Care platforms for clinical diagnostics“ (organised by DiscoGnosis coordinator, IMTEK, University of Freiburg)
The aim of the workshop is to present a number of PoC solutions currently at development/commercialization level and familiarize the research community about recent advances in the field of PoC from three perspectives: (i) publicly funded projects; (ii) industry initiatives; (iii) end user needs and feedback. Registration link.


28-31 October 2013: The 17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2013)
(organised by the DiscoGnosis coordinator, IMTEK, University of Freiburg)

MicroTAS 2013 is organised by IMTEK, University of Freiburg. It continues a series of Conferences that are the premier forum for reporting research results in microfluidics, microfabrication, nanotechnology, integration, materials and surfaces, analysis and synthesis, and detection technologies for life science and chemistry. The Conference offers plenary talks as well as contributed oral presentations and posters selected from submitted abstracts.

19-20 November 2013: 3rd DiscoGnosis Project Meeting
The 3rd DiscoGnosis Project Meeting took place in Basel, Switzerland, organised by the European Foundation for Clinical Nanomedicine (CLINAM). During the meeting, the technical progress of the project was presented by the partners and preparation for the forthcoming first year review was done.

22-24 November 2013: 2nd WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices
The Second Global Forum on Medical Devices provided the global public health community with opportunities for information exchange and collaboration to increase access to high-quality, safe, and appropriate priority medical devices. The conference allowed end users and stakeholders from academia, international organizations, industry, and NGOs to share their experiences and challenges in providing access to medical devices.


20 January 2014: 1st year project Review
The Review Meeting took place at the European Commission in Brussels, where the progress was evaluated by the Project Officer and two external independent Reviewers. The received comments were very constructive, it was advised to develop more detailed and quantitative specifications, and be aware of the risks during the integration procedure.


1-2 April 2014: 4th DiscoGnosis Project Meeting
The 4th DiscoGnosis Project Meeting took place in Liverpool, UK, organized by Mast Group Ltd. During the meeting, the technical progress of the project was presented by the partners and strategic decisions were taken on some critical topics.


23-25 June 2014: The European Summit for Clinical Nanomedicine 2014
(organized by the DiscoGnosis partner CLINAM) The European Foundation for Clinical Nanomedicine (CLINAM) and the European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine (ETPN) organize the annual gathering on Clinical Nanomedicine and Targeted Medicine that has become an international landmark. This years’ focus was: “Paving the Way to Personalized Diagnostics & Therapy”. An entire session was organized as workshop and was dedicated to neglected diseases, a topic very close to DiscoGnosis.


9-12 July 2014: 10th International Conference on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies (NN14)
The DiscoGnosis project participated in the NANOTEXNOLOGY 2014 (NN14) conference with an invited oral presentation in a special EU-funded projects session. The conference, organized on an annual basis, was an excellent opportunity for networking and disseminating the platform to a multi-disciplinary audience.


18-19 September 2014: 5th DiscoGnosis Project Meeting
The 5th DiscoGnosis Project Meeting took place in Rheinfelden, Switzerland, organized by Rohrer AG. During the meeting, the technical progress of the project was presented by the partners and a preparation for the technical demonstration to the EC was made.


21-22 October 2014: 8th Annual Concertation and Consultation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio Convergence Systems (MNBS 2014)
The annual MNBS Meeting was organized this year by LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse, France, on behalf of the European Commission. This year’s focus, apart from the technical presentations of EC-funded projects, was on end users’ needs and innovation. The DiscoGnosis presentation was given by Mast Group Ltd.

1 July 2015: The European Summit for Clinical Nanomedicine 2015
The conference (organized by the project partner CLINAM) hosted a workshop/session on topics related to DiscoGnosis.

7-10 July 2015: International Conference on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies (NN15)
The project was presented in dedicated session for EC-funded projects

12-15 October 2015: 9th Concertation & Consultation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio-convergence Systems-MNBS 2015
The project was presented in a special session for “Translating Technologies into Competitive, Validated and Manufacturable Products to Impact Quality of Life”. All MNBS related projects were presented in this conference.

17 November 2015: Medica Exhibition Fair, Düsseldorf, Germany
The DiscoGnosis project is invited for presentation in a workshop for Point-of-Need technologies

5-7 April 2016: Molecular Diagnostics Europe
The LabDisk was presented mainly in DiscoGnosis (and other projects) and caught special attention in the section where the first validation results were presented