News & Events

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

SiLA Newsletter 2/2019

The April’s issue of the “The SiLA Connection” newsletter is now available for download. Feature articles include: SiLA Consortium at SLAS2019 in Washington, D.C. SiLA present at SmartLab Exchange in Berlin, Germany SiLABOX give away at SLAS2019 – a great...Continue reading

Register for free and join the SiLA hackathon #14 in Berlin, Germany

Date: Friday, June 14th, 2019 Place: Technische Universität Berlin (room location to follow) This hackathon is going to be all about SiLA 2. We especially invite interested parties with no previous knowledge of SiLA to join this event. Come and...Continue reading

“SLAS EU Compound Manager Conference: “SiLA 2” is what sample managers needs in the future!

Thank you, Mark Doerr, for taking and sharing this picture....Continue reading

Strukturierte Daten im Labor – Article by Burkhard Schäfer – GIT Laboratory Journal

Dear SiLA friends and members Click here to read the article (in German) on “sustainable storage of test and device data” written by Burkhard Schäfer (BSSN Software) and published in the GIT Laboratory Journal.  ...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

  • Lab of the Future USA Congress

    Date: May, 19-20

    Place: Boston, USA

  • 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