On June 16th CarboMet hosted the European Glycoscience Community (EGC) Launch Event. This was a celebration of the CarboMet project which engaged with >450 stakeholders across Europe and hosted 7 workshops in the last 4 years. The team published 4 white papers which were used to engage with policymakers for Horizon Europe funding which resulted in some of our topics being included in the new Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA) document. Perhaps the biggest success of the project was bringing together the glycoscience community in Europe and forging new partnerships with our international colleagues around the world.

The event was attended by 120 participants from 25 countries working in diverse sectors including chemical, healthcare, policy and communication, and higher education and research. The event started with an overview and achievements of CarboMet followed by 5 excellent talks covering the challenges and opportunities in glycoscience research in the 4 bioindustry sectors. The meeting concluded with a breakout session, where participants joined different Communities of Practice (CoP) to share thoughts on success and next steps. This information from the community has been valuable and will be used in the transition phase and as we develop the new EGC network.

 

     

 

It was great to see friends and colleagues at the event, here are some feedback:

‘Thank you to the hosts, organisers and speakers for the great event. Great initiative and great meeting you all!’

‘so many thanks for the meeting and the carbohydrate co-creation’

‘Thank you so much for the excellent talks and the excellent initiative’

‘Thanks a lot for the very informative and inspiring talks’

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What are the next steps?

We would love to hear from the community and how we can create a network that is diverse and inclusive and provide value for all involved.

Link to survey:

European Glycoscience Community: Communities of Practice – A quick survey to hear your initial thoughts and input (surveymonkey.co.uk)