Funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the AIM-Bio Program brings together two academic universities, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and North Carolina State University, to create an international collaboration to drive innovation in research and education in manufacturing biopharmaceuticals. For the 2021 AIM-Bio Symposium, participants were invited to join in-person or virtually on Tuesday October 5, 2021. The meeting included a combination of virtual, in-person and hybrid formats. Topics included continuing education, research, international exchange and time for networking with working groups.
The overall goal of the symposium was to build new relationships with Danish industry and academic members that can serve as partners for future extensions of the AIM-Bio program. Due to the continued pandemic and decision to hold a hybrid Symposium, the AIM-Bio project was not able to utilize the Kenan Institute support to organize tours to industrial sites for participants in connection with the AIM-Bio Symposium 2021. Consequently, the AIM-Bio leadership has requested that KIETS support be applied in fiscal year 2022-23 towards support for international exchange students visiting NC State University from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The funding will support onboarding by the Global Training Initiative (GTI) at NC State University.