News & Events

SiLA@Lab of the Future Congress, Nov. 13-14, 2019

“Driving the Lab of the Future through precompetitive collaboration” Come and hear our SiLA Board of Directors, Daniel Juchli and Burkhard Schaefer, speak about “Driving the Lab of the Future through precompetitive collaboration” at the Lab of the Future Congress...Continue reading

SiLA Conference 2019

Date: September 24th, 09:30-13:00 Location: Idorsia, Basel Switzerland Closed-loop make-test-design platforms: What is happening in Europe? Developing products of any kind often happens in iterative cycles. For example, small molecule drugs emerge after numerous cycles of “Lead Optimization”: Medicinal chemists...Continue reading

Available now – July’s issue of the “The SiLA Connection” newsletter

This time we have lots of great reviews to share with you. Feature articles include:   SiLA at LabVolution in Hannover, May 21-23 1stPoster prize for SiLA! – Symposium on Digitalization and Big Data in Biotech & Pharma, June 6th...Continue reading

First SiLA Hackathon in the US – June 28th – register now!

Location: Promega Corp., 3945 Freedom Circle, Ste 200. Santa Clara, CA 95054 Agenda: 9:00 –  9:30      Registration / Welcome / Networking 9:30 – 10:15      SiLA2 introduction (background, history, goals) 10:15 – 10:30    Coffee break 10:30 –...Continue reading

Join the free event on Machine Learning and AI in (Bio)chemical engineering, 8th July 2019, Cambridge, UK

Dear SiLA friends and members We are happy to announce that SiLA is going be a topic at the “Machine Learning and AI in (Bio)chemical engineering”-Workshop on July 8th, 2019 in Cambridge, UK. LARA with SiLA2 – an integrated open...Continue reading

BioLAGO joint hackathon workshop with SiLA and AnIML on “Data and Interfaces in the Laboratory” – July 4th, 2019

Automation, digitization and device networking are trends that cover all industries and have become indispensable in our everyday lives. The Laboratory of the Future is also shaped by these trends and holds major challenges for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)....Continue reading

SiLA hackathon #14 in Berlin, Germany – Agenda available now!

The agenda and more information on the hackathon are now available. For detailed information visit: For this hackathon, we especially welcome both, technical and non-technical staff to join us. For non-technical staff, this will be an ideal opportunity to...Continue reading

Standardizing Robotics & Automation in the Lab – Technology Networks article

Dear SiLA friends and members Our Director, Dr. Patrick Courtney, was interviewed by Laura Lansdowne from Technology Networks on the topic of Standardizing Robotics & Automation in Lab. The interview (page 10) is published in the Automation in Science e-book...Continue reading

SiLABOX – Happy recipients gallery SLAS2019

Dear SiLA friends and members Have you read the article “SiLABOX give away at SLAS2019 – a great success!” in our April’s newsletter? We do not want to withhold the gallery of the happy faced recipients of the Box from...Continue reading

SiLA 2 Hackathon at wega, March 26th

The SiLA 2 community and reach of the lab automation standard is growing! On March 26, a group of experienced as well as new people to the SiLA standard gathered at wega in Basel, Switzerland. Whereas the newcomers got a...Continue reading


  • Lab of the Future

    Date: Nov, 13-14

    Place: Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge, UK

  • SiLA hackathon #18

    Date: Nov 7

    Place: MIF, Liverpool, UK

  • SmartLab Network

    Date: Nov 6

    Place: IUTA Duisburg, Germany

  • ELRIG UK 2019

    Date: Nov, 5-6

    Place: Liverpool, United Kingdom

  • LIMS-Forum

    Date: Oct, 22-23

    Place: Jülich, Germany

  • SiLA Conference 2019

    Date: Sept, 24

    Place: Basel

  • SiLA Hackathon (kindly sponsored by Tecan)

    Date: Sept, 20

    Place: Wiesbaden, Germany

  • BioLAGO joint hackathon workshop with SiLA and AnIML

    Date: Jul, 4

    Place: Konstanz, Germany

  • SiLA hackathon #14

    Date: Jun, 14

    Place: Berlin, Germany

  • Labvolution 2019

    Date: May, 21-23

    Place: Hannover, Germany

  • Pittcon 2019

    Date: Mar, 16-19

    Place: Philadelphia, USA

  • SSLA 2019

    Date: Mar, 14

    Place: Rapperswil, Switzerland

  • SmartLab Exchange 2019

    Date: Feb, 27-28, 2019

    Place: Berlin, Germany

  • SLAS 2019

    Date: Feb, 2-6, 2019

    Place: Washington, DC..

  • ELRIG UK 2018

    Date: Oct, 9-10, 2018

    Place: London, United Kingdom

  • MipTec / BaselLife 2018

    Date: Sept, 11-14, 2018

    Place: Basel, Switzerland

  • SiLA Conference 2018: Cloud Labs

    Date: Sept 3, 2018

    Place: MipTec, Basel

  • SLASeurope Brussels 2018

    Date: Jun, 27-29, 2018

    Place: Brussels

  • ELRIG France 2018

    Date: May, 23-24, 2018

    Place: Strasbourg, France

  • Paperless Lab Academy 2018

    Date: Mar 20-21, 2018

    Place: Milano, Italy

  • SmartLab Exchange US 2018

    Date: Feb 20-21, 2018

    Place: San Diego, CA, USA

  • SLAS 2018

    Date: Feb 3-7, 2018

    Place: San Diego, CA

  • Global Pharma R&D informatics Congress 2017

    Date: Nov 30-Dec 1, 2017

    Place: Lisbon, Portugal

  • SmartLab Exchange Europe 2017

    Date: Feb 7-8, 2017

    Place: Berlin, Germany

  • SLAS 2017

    Date: Feb 4-8, 2017

    Place: Washington, DC, USA