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SLAS Ignite Collaboration Presentations

SLAS understands the tremendous benefit of collaboration: tapping into the experience, insights and capabilities of peers and complementary organizations to develop the medicines, methods and innovations that improve the human condition.

SLAS is proud to provide an annual venue for professional collaboration at its conferences and have collaboration as a key mission of the Society. Bringing together a diverse community of engineers, researchers, scientists, business leaders and pioneering academic experts has enabled SLAS members to advance scientific research by using the latest technologies and insights provided by fellow members of the SLAS community.


SLAS Ignite Theater in the Exhibition

SLAS Ignite introduced Collaboration Presentations and the Ignite Theater at SLAS2018 to foster scientific innovation through collaboration. Developed specifically for academic researchers and industry scientists, SLAS Ignite Collaboration Presentations enable academic research institutions to showcase their capabilities and latest research to a diverse audience of prospective collaboration partners.  Likewise, industry professionals responsible for partnerships and contract relations can meet with prospective partners from academia. Together, SLAS facilitates connections that result in pioneering new research, innovation breakthroughs and commercialization opportunities for all involved.



Audiences Served

  • Scientists from industry and academic researchers looking for collaboration partners.
  • Business development professionals (from industry or academia) whose responsibilities include finding, funding and formalizing research partnerships and collaborations.

SLAS Ignite Collaboration Presentations at SLAS2019

The 2019 class of SLAS Ignite Collaboration presenters will be selected by a review committee based on the quality of their abstract. The authors of selected abstracts will be invited to a presentation slot in the SLAS Exhibition Theater at SLAS2019 on either:

  • Monday, February 4 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET) or
  • Tuesday, February 5 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET)

Presentation times will be designated once the invitation to present is officially accepted.

Abstract Submission Process

Abstracts must be submitted via the online system by Monday, October 15.  Please read the following information carefully before submitting your abstract for consideration. 

  • Authors are invited to submit abstracts describing original research on topics relevant to the SLAS audience.
  • Abstracts should describe research being done in academic laboratories or centers and should include information on the goal of the research and timeline for research development. 
  • Abstracts should clearly present the research itself and results that have been obtained thus far as well as the need and intent of the collaboration being sought after.

During the review process, authors will need to provide the following:

  • Abstract Title
  • Abstract Text (450-word limit)
  • Primary Presenter Details (one per abstract); Name, Job Title, Organization, Address, City, State, Postal Code, Country, Email, Business Phone, Biography
  • Identify Co-Authors; Name, Job Title, Organization, City, State, Country, Email

Access the online Abstract Submission form.

Abstract Selection

The review committee will email invitations to present by Monday, November 5.

Questions? Contact Amy Wilkinson.


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