The event, scheduled for 10-11 March, 2020, was postponed to the month of June, following the prevention guidelines indicated by the Ministry of Health and the Veneto Region, due to the spread of the virus COVID-19.
Less than a month before the first edition of Innovabiomed – the network place for medical industry – also Nicola Sartor, Rector of the University of Verona, expressed his point of view on the event: “Innovabiomed stands out to put in close contact the main actors of innovation: those who perform basic research and those who produce and offer tools and services for widespread use. Researchers can identify ideas for product and process innovations. Who provides services or offers tools can be represented needs and opportunities to guide future research”.
Furthermore, with reference to the challenges of the future, he specified that “compared to the past, multidisciplinary skills are more required. As in the past, critical capacity and the positive attitude to face new situations and new needs, even through an appropriate scientific and cultural baggage, is of fundamental importance. Finally, the ability to interact in the international context is of great importance, in order to be able to grasp trends and innovations in advance”.