Registration & Info

Practical Information

Time table
Locatie Utrecht, The Netherlands
Start Wednesday, 27 th of November  2019 06:00 PM*
End Friday, 29th of November 2019 12:00 AM*

*We encourage participants to attend the whole conference as the program is designed to build up towards a joined follow up.

Main objective:

Accelerate animal-free innovations and implementation through innovative policies and co-creation.


Biomedical research, toxicology, validation, regulation funding, valorisation, translation, human measurement model, innovation, business case, cure, care, efficacy, safety, acceleration, transition, animal free, open science, better science.


150 international scientists, entrepreneurs, research funders, NGO’s, regulators and policymakers daring to pioneer with innovative animal-free research.


We are building up the conference towards a joined follow up. We start the Pioneer-2 Policymaker conference by sharing our innovative practices and policies. We introduce you to the Dutch TPI program and we ask you to share innovative policies and practices from your country. We reflect and explore in more depth through dialogue with regulators, by building business cases for innovative practices and through the reviewing of high impact regulation and policies. During energizing brainstorm sessions we allow our imagination to explore new possibilities. We conclude with our next steps towards new joined collaborations and new joined statements to be presented during the WC11!  

Date Time
27th nov  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Introduction TPI policy&practice
28th nov  9:00 AM -11:00 AM Daring to Pioneer, International Policiers & Practices
11:00 AM -12:00 AM

Intermezzo  Experiencing Education

12:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Sharing &Comparing International Practices ]

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Business Cases for Animal Free Research 

Organizing trust and confidence
Exploring High Impact Innovative Policies
7:00 PM - Exploring Future Practices and policies
29th nov 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Follow up  towards WC11


The invitation includes hotel stay for two nights and transfer from airport to venue free of charge.


Please click on this link and register. For more information you can contact Ngoc Berris (projectmanager International Cooperation) T: +31 6-83718235 or @:

The organization reserves the right to ensure a balanced composition of participants at the conference in its invitation policy. We aim for half national and half international attendees and a good spread between pioneering scientists, entrepreneurs, research funders, regulators, and policymakers.