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Tue, Oct 01


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MIC Forum featuring Illumina

Students, researchers and entrepreneurs are invited to meet representatives from Illumina to learn about Illumina, the Illumina Accelerator and Illumina Ventures!

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MIC Forum featuring Illumina
MIC Forum featuring Illumina

Time & Location

Oct 01, 2019, 2:30 PM – 7:30 PM

NOAH'S Event Venue, 6101 Campus Cir Dr E, Irving, TX 75063, USA

About the event

MIC Hosting a Partnering Day with

Illumina and Illumina Accelerator: October 1, 2019

Join us for a Plenary Session, Illumina Accelerator Presentation, and Networking Reception on

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 2:30 PM to 8:00PM

Student Career Roundtable  2:30 – 3:30

One-on-One meetings 3:30 – 5:30

Networking event begins 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Welcome 6:30 pm

Illumina Overview  6:40 - 7:00 pm

Introduction to Illumina Accelerator 7:00 - 7:30 pm

Networking 7:30 - 8:00 pm

A global genomics leader, Illumina provides complete next-generation sequencing workflow

solutions to the basic and translational research communities. Illumina technology is responsible

for generating more than 90% of the world’s sequencing data. 

Through collaborative innovation, Illumina and Ill is fueling groundbreaking advancements in the

fields of oncology, reproductive health, genetic disease, microbiology, agriculture, and forensic


In Summer 2019, Illumina announced the launch of Illumina Accelerator Cambridge, its first

international expansion since the inception of Illumina Accelerator San Francisco Bay Area in

2014. Illumina Accelerator is a company creation engine focused on partnering with

entrepreneurs to build break through genomics startups. The inaugural funding cycle of Illumina

Accelerator Cambridge will begin in Spring 2020.

Applications for Illumina Accelerator’s inaugural funding cycle in Cambridge, UK and the

eleventh funding cycle in the San Francisco Bay Area are due by November 1, 2019. Through a

single, global application process, Illumina Accelerator will select up to five companies in each

location to participate in two, six-month cycles per year. To learn more and apply, please visit

Illumina 1:1 Meeting Opportunity: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Illumina is seeking to meet with research institutions, companies, and entrepreneurs at all stages

to explore strategic partnerships, investments, and partnering opportunities. Additionally,

Illumina Accelerator is interested in meeting with startups developing breakthrough applications

in genomics.

Illumina is interested in:

 - Technologies related to genomics and their applications in agriculture, biotech, and health care.

 - Applications of genomics including therapeutics, agriculture technologies, oncology,

reproductive health, synthetic biology, direct to consumer, and diagnostics.

 - Bioinformatics and data analytics approaches.

To inquire about partnering opportunities, please send a one paragraph email description to Matt

by September 27, 2019:


There are no fees for these events.

About Illumina Accelerator

Illumina Accelerator is the world’s first business accelerator focused solely on creating an

innovation ecosystem for the genomics industry. It provides select startups with access to seed

investment, business guidance, Illumina’s sequencing systems and reagents, and fully operational

lab space in the San Francisco Bay Area or Cambridge, UK during each six-month funding cycle.

Since launching in 2014, Illumina Accelerator has invested in 33 genomics startups from across

the globe, which have collectively raised over $300 million in venture capital funding. For more

information, visit and follow

About Illumina

Illumina is improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Our focus on

innovation has established us as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based

technologies, serving customers in the research, clinical and applied markets. Our products are

used for applications in the life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other

emerging segments. To learn more, visit and follow @illumina.


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