News & Events

Register now for SiLA-ELRIG Workshop@Drug Discovery 2019, November 6th

Simplification in the laboratory: How the next generation of robotics will help you in the lab Workshop: While the mainstay of laboratory has been the liquid handler, recent developments in robotics are emerging from other industries. These have led to...Continue reading

SiLA 2 release 1.0 – request for final comments

Dear SiLA friends and members We are looking forward to releasing SiLA 2 version 1.0 in September 2019. Since 2016, the SiLA working group and a community of great people have been continuously developing the standard towards the SiLA 2...Continue reading

Register now for SiLA 2 Hackathon #17, September 20th, Wiesbaden, Germany

Dear SiLA friends and members Register now for the next SiLA Hackathon #17 on September 20th in Wiesbaden, Germany. This hackathon is going to be all about SiLA 2. We especially invite interested parties with no previous knowledge of SiLA...Continue reading

Press release of joint workshop/hackathon with BioLago (German)

Dear SiLA friends and members   We are delighted to share the press release of the very successful joint workshop/hackathon with BioLago on July 4th with you. BioLAGO-Konferenz setzt Impulse für digitales Labor der Zukunft  ...Continue reading

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


  • SLAS 2020

    Date: Jan, 25-29

    Place: San Diego, USA

  • SiLA Hackathon

    Date: Mar, 6

    Place: TU Berlin, Germany

  • SLAS European Sample Management

    Date: Mar, 16-17

    Place: Berlin, Germany

  • Analytica 2020

    Date: Mar, 31 - Apr, 3

    Place: Munich, Germany

  • SiLA Hackathon

    Date: May, 7

    Place: Roche, Basel, Switzerland

  • SiLA Hackathon

    Date: Jun, 9

    Place: TU Berlin, Germany

  • SiLA Hackathon

    Date: Sept, 9

    Place: Sartorius, Göttingen, Germany

  • SiLA Hackathon

    Date: Oct, 13

    Place: Tecan Wiesbaden, Mainz, Germany

  • 2019



  • 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