MIC Forum featuring Illumina
Time & Location
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
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: email@example.com
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 www.illumina.com/accelerator and follow
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