With this online matchmaking platform we bring together various parties from science, industry, professional practice and legislation that want to contribute to the acceptance and implementation of existing animal-free models for safety assessment.

The goal is to jointly develop scientific and practice-oriented research proposals and concrete adaptation measures, with a focus on the acceptance, usability and implementation of existing animal-free models. We strive for broad consortia in which researchers and other stakeholders from various domains work together intensively.

We organize this matchmaking within the framework of the NWA program Safety assessment via animal-free models.


The online meeting on October 28 offers a varied and interactive program for exchanging ideas for projects and making new contacts. The program in outline (see also Agenda):

  • 09:00-09:25 Welcome and Introduction NWA-call
  • 09:25-09:50 Invited Speaker – TBA
  • 09:50-10:10 Break-out sessions
  • 10:10-10:25 Short break and 1:1 meetings
  • 10:25-10:50 Pitches
  • 10:50-11:05 Introduction Impact Plan Approach
  • 11:05-11:20 Short break and 1:1 meetings
  • 11:20-11:50 Break-out sessions
  • 11:50-12.30 End of meeting

After registration, you will have access to the online sessions via Agenda.

You can schedule the 1-on-1 conversations immediately after registration (go to How it works for instructions)

Platform: oppurtunities for new collaborations

To facilitate matchmaking as optimally as possible, we offer a matchmaking platform in addition to this event. After registering you will gain access to this platform, which offers you various options for seeking expertise and forming new collaborations with parties from various sectors. See How it works for further information.

With this platform we hope to contribute to the creation of new networks, which will not only have added value for this NWA program, but also for other initiatives or future programs. The platform will exist at least until the deadline for submission of summary applications (November 12, 2021).

Information about the call

For more information about the call for proposals, please visit NWA call.