Automate Europe 2024

22 - 23 May 2024 | Basel, Switzerland

Empowering tomorrow's innovations in digitalization, mobile robotics and Smartlabs.

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Explore Automate Europe 2024: Unlocking Future Insights in Automation & Robotics Research and Development  

Automate 2024 consists of the 3rd Annual SmartLabs Automation & Robotics Congress, at which visionary leaders will discuss the current state of the industry, market trends and future growth areas pushing the pharma automation industry in the future. Join leaders, experts and researchers and discuss digital QA/QC labs, accelerating digital transformation, lab robotics & tools for drug discovery workflows, robotic process automation and implementing AI/ML in the lab. Automation of pharma manufacturing and the application of mobile robotics in QA/QC labs will also be discussed.

3rd Annual SmartLabs Automation & Robotics Congress

  • The 2-day programme features the innovation and advancement in mobile robot technology and applications, and competitive advantages that can be gained in drug development and pharma manufacturing, automation and logistics.
  • Learn about key focus areas in developments in the automation & digitisation of QA/QC labs, accelerating digital transformation, lab robotics & tools for drug discovery workflows, robotic, process automation and implementing AI/ML in the lab.

Agenda at a Glance

  • Day One | Track 1: Bridging The Gap Between Automation & Digitalisation through FAIR & Digital Transformation 
  • Day One | Track 2: Smart Manufacturing & Digitisation Optimisation
  • Day One | Track 3: Mobile Robotics In R&D Laboratories
  • Day Two | Track 1: Automation with AI/ML & Robotics Tools in Drug Discovery & Development 
  • Day Two | Track 2: Data-Driven Modelling & Data Analytics for Drug Discovery & Development 
Attendees of Automate Europe 2024 also have access to Discovery Europe 2024

What to Expect


leading pharma, biotech & academic delegates

hours of presentations, discussions & interactive content
hours of networking breaks, including speed networking & refreshments
pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings, facilitating business growth
Interactive Presentations
Exhibition Hall
Networking Drinks
Poster Display
Event App Swapcard

Networking & knowledge-sharing is at the heart of what we do. Alongside the innovative programme, attendees can engage in a variety of event features and make the most of participation in a range of experiences

  • Engaging Thought Leadership

    Over 55 dynamic interactive discussions, roundtables, and presentations curated with insights from top industry leaders and experts
  • Global Technological Showcase

    An international exhibition showcasing cutting-edge technologies and services from leading providers in the scientific field.
  • Networking Emphasis

    Unparalleled networking opportunities, including speed networking sessions, a vibrant drinks reception, and informal gatherings to foster meaningful connections
  • Innovative Poster Displays

    Inspiring poster displays and presentations unveiling the latest breakthroughs from emerging biotech, pharma, and academic institutions

Companies Represented Include

Meet Our Expert Speakers

Automate Europe 2024 again brings together a panel of prominent leaders and scientists, sharing new case studies, innovative, data and industry outlooks.

Below are some of our featured speakers:

Charly Coulon
Head of Future Manufacturing Concepts,
Julie Fournier
Senior Scientist,
Rekha Lakshmanan
Global Head of Data Office,
Vera Jost
Principal Associate,
F.Hoffmann-La Roche

All Speakers

Alastair Florence
CMAC, University of Strathclyde
Anne-Sophie Verstraete
Senior Product Owner,
Asmita Agrawal
Group Head,
Novo Nordisk
Bart Van Loon
Laboratory Information and Automation Specialist,
Merck Healthcare KGaA
Bianca Brenner
Global Director MES Projects,
CK Ong
Director Data Product,
Dalvin Deol
Automation and Modelling Expert,
Elias Hagmann
Senior Manager Data Science,
Molecular Partners AG
Felix Stemmer
Senior Scientist,
Novartis Pharma AG
Georg Wuitschik
Senior Principal Scientist,
George Karageorgis
Senior Scientist,
Georgios Mavrakis
Senior Associate Scientist,
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Jamie Clifton
Expert for Laboratory Automation & Digital Workflows,
F. Hoffmann-La Roche
Markus Hungenbach
Program Manager Global MES Program,
Bayer AG
Michael Angelo Amith Fenelon
Mechatronic Engineer,
Nikolaos Papakostas
University College Dublin
Oliver de Peyer
Automation Scientist,
Oliver Peter
Sila Rapid Integration
Paola Ferrini
High-Throughput Automation Investigator,
Patrik Kagelid
Data Engineer,
Pranav Bende
Senior Robotics Engineer,
Raquel de Padua Fernandes Silva
Senior Associate Scientist,
Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine
Raul Rodriguez
Vice President,
Woxsen University
Sandrine Dessoy
Innovation Advisor,
Steven Driver
Global Energy Leader,
Tom Kissling
pRED Automation Partner,
F. Hoffmann La Roche Ltd
Valentine Tuyishime
Digital & Technology Lead,
Johnson & Johnson

Interested in Sponsoring?

Oxford Global’s range of sponsorship opportunities are highly effective in enabling market immersion and visibility, with direct access to clients and potential customers.

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Latest Resources

Post-Event Proceedings – Pharmaceutical Mobile Robotics 2023

Concise and insightful summaries of presentations delivered by prominent thought leaders at Pharmaceutical Mobile Robotics 2023.

Post-Event Proceedings – SmartLabs Automation 2023

Concise and insightful summaries of presentations delivered by prominent thought leaders at SmartLabs Automation 2023.

Bruker Corp to buy Chemspeed in ramp-up of automation portfolio

Automation of laboratory workflows can improve the speed and efficiency of QC and R&D; the acquisition represents the development of Bruker’s entry into the field.

New Trailblazer Profluent Launches its AI-enabled OpenCRISPR-1 to Edit the Human Genome

Profluent successfully combined large language models (LLMs) and CRISPR for an open-source AI gene editing project which could reshape CRISPR treatment options.

Beyond Traditional Therapeutics: How Digital Therapeutics Reshape Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Treatments

Two case studies show how digital therapeutics can potentially treat neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions, areas where conventional therapeutics have encountered obstacles.

Newcells Products and Services

Plan Your Visit

Congress Center Basel
MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd. Messeplatz 21, CH-4058 Basell

By Rail

Basel is an international rail hub with direct ICE, IC and EC connections to Germany, Austria, Italy, France and the Benelux countries. Messe Basel can be reached in five to ten minutes from the three railway stations in Basel: SBB (Switzerland), SNCF (France) (Frankreich) and DB (Badischer Bahnhof, Germany)

By Tram

From the SBB/SNCF railway station, it’s a ten-minute journey on the No. 1 or 2 Tram to the “Messeplatz/Exhibition Square” stop where Messe Basel and the Congress Center are located. From Badischer Bahnhof railway station, “Messeplatz/Exhibition Square” is the second stop on the No. 2 or 6 tram.

By Air

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is 15 minutes by car from Messe Basel. Basel municipal transport’s No. 50 bus additionally provides a straightforward connection from the airport to the SBB/SNCF railway station. From there, tram No. 1 or 2 will take you directly to Messeplatz/Exhibition Square. From Zurich Airport a direct rail connection will bring you to the SBB/SNCF railway station in Basel in less than an hour. For further information including a map and full directions, please visit:

By Car

Basel is located at the point where the Swiss, German and French motorway networks all meet. The exhibition and congress site has its own direct link to the A2 motorway. The “Messe” exit will take you straight to the Messe Basel car park with its 1,200 parking spaces.

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As we continue to move forward with hosting our events in-person in 2024, we’ve added a series of Health & Safety guidelines and precautions in order to prepare for event safety. We carry out risk assessments for all our events to evaluate fundamental considerations and how to cover multiple risk scenarios.

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