*This event will now be held virtually!*  Joining details will be provided on registration.

*Academic registration extended to Friday 26th June* Please note that this event is only open to academics and clinicians who are affiliated with the University of Oxford

*Company registration has now closed*



The University of Oxford is hosting an AIMday in the Microbiome on Wednesday 1st July 2020. The AIMday will bring together academic and clinical excellence from across the University of Oxford together with industry to help answer the most pressing challenges in this area, as identified by industry. This event is open to all companies working in this area, both large and small. The AIMday series of events provide a low barrier route, particularly for SMEs, to engage with a wide range of academics at the University. This AIMday event is only open to academics and clinicians affiliated with the University of Oxford/Oxford University Hospitals.


An Academic Industry Meeting Day (AIMday) is an innovative networking event that allows external organisations to set the agenda and gain academic perspective into industry challenges. The AIMday format allows industry to propose topics for one-hour roundtable discussions. These sessions are then led by a representative from the proposing company, and attended by a small group of highly relevant academics selectively invited from Oxford. This gives industry partners and researchers the assurance that the topics addressed will be of genuine interest, while also providing the opportunity to gain fresh insights, meet potential collaborators, and grow a network. The AIMday format has proven highly effective in allowing companies to identify relevant academic expertise with a view to future collaboration.


How it works:

Step 1: Organisations submit a question (or questions) around a particular challenge related to the theme of the day.

Step 2: Oxford’s researchers sign up to discuss one or more of the questions.

Step 3: On the day, each question forms the basis for face-to-face, 1-hour meetings.

For more information about AIMdays, please see ‘How AIMdays work‘. If you can’t find an answer to your query here, please contact amira.burshan@medsci.ox.ac.uk


What’s in it for me?

For companies:

  • Meet potential collaborators/future employees
  • Access a self-selecting group of highly qualified researchers
  • Gain fresh insights into your challenges
  • Widen your network
  • Information on relevant funding schemes
  • Follow-up support for any clear collaborative opportunities

For academics:

  • Meet potential industrial collaborators/future employers
  • Discover how your knowledge can be used to solve industry challenges
  • Network with industry and make new contacts
  • Information on relevant funding schemes
  • Follow-up support for any clear collaborative opportunities