Biotechnology and ICT: a space for articulation of challenges and skills

Location: Bogotá D.C. (Colombia)
Date: 05-07 October
Duration: 3 days
Organiser: TECNNOVA in collaboration with TECNALIA Colombia, INNPULSA Colombia, COLCIENCIAS and TECNALIA.
Price: Free. Seating is limited
Hashtag: #ELANnetworkCO


The aim of this space is the articulation of challenges and capabilities for the generation of technology based business opportunities among different actors dedicated to the development of applied biotechnology solutions and its potential integration with Information & Communication Technologies within their processes .

This event will facilitate connections and businesses between Colombian and European institutions . The main aim of the event is to encourage strategic alliances and facilitate technology transfer agreements .

A strategic partnership between Biontropic and Corferias has been established with the aim of creating synergies between the ELAN Network event and the Bionovo fair .  A meeting that looks to provide market bio-solutions and bio-products for the promotion and acceleration of bio-businesses, which will enhance the possible connections between organisations that have challenges and those ones, that provide solutions not only from the biotechnology sector, but also in the ICT sector.

The event in Bogota will be preceded by the ELAN Network Event in Peru "Sustainable cities: achieving efficiency in the city" , on 3-4 October, in Lima .The main aim of this event will be to take action to improve cities by using ICT. We encourage all those interested, specially ICT companies, to participate in both events. 


  • Identify challenges, capacities and opportunities of the biotechnology and ICT sectors in order to connect them with solutions from the ELAN community.
  • To generate a space of collaboration between different actors of Europa and Latin America that aims to secure technology based business deals within the biotech and ICT sectors.
  • To propitiate spaces of co-creation in the ELAN network in order to prepare activities that promote the collaboration between Europe and Latin America for strengthening innovation.



  • Companies and business support associations from Europa and Colombia.
  • Universities.
  • Research & Technology Organizations.
  • Investors.
  • Public organizations.

Please, register as soon as possible to access to the matchmaking service so that you have ample time to organise high quality B2B meetings.


  • Panels to socialize the challenges of both ICT and Biotechnology.
  • Co-creation Session that allow the configuration of proposals aimed at generating a plan for strengthening the ELAN network to long term.
  • Bilateral meetings between different actors in order to enhance and define possible collaborations transfer agreements.
  • “Integrated portfolio of Technologies as a strategy to generate business connections” presentation. 


      Registration is now closed. If you have special interest to attend the event, please contact