Co-Located with Pharma Data UK: In-Person
08 - 09 September 2022 | London, UK
+ Digital Day: 12 September 2022 | Online
SmartLabs UK
08 - 09 September 2022 | London, UK
+ Digital Day: 12 September 2022 | Online

Paving the way to laboratory digitalisation through automation, robotics and cutting-edge informatics tools & technologies

Two days of technical presentations, case studies and knowledge-sharing, including over 30 industry talks, sponsored presentations, think-tank roundtable discussions and complimentary pre-event webinars, followed by a dedicated Digital Day delivered through our online event platform

4th Annual SmartLabs Congress

Benefits to attending include…

Join leading experts and hear case studies on successful transformation of labs of the past to the labs of the future – from going towards paperless labs to setting up the standards to make the transition smoother.

Hear about advanced informatics tools and technologies & how you can leverage your data in the lab.

Discuss automation, robotics and AI in the lab and learn about adopting automation in the lab, best practices, strategies and methods.

Discuss the latest innovations in informatics tools & technologies through presentations delving into advanced methods for categorising data, data processing tools & technologies and implementing voice.

Discover collaborative solutions to building the labs of the future. Our congress brings together world leading experts to discuss laboratory transformation, best practices forgoing paperless, and supporting connectivity and collaborations in the lab of the future.

Supported digitally on our fully featured online event platform, with selected presentations available to watch on-demand and extensive networking features.

This Year's Agenda at a Glance

  • Transforming the labs of the past to the labs of the future
  • How to deal with legacy equipment and move forward
  • Going towards the paperless lab: strategies, best practices & approaches
  • Setting up the lab standards
  • Remote monitoring/operation tools – A retrospective on the pandemic
  • Implementing digitalization and envisioning future labs
  • Sustainability tech, ‘green labs’
  • Virtual/Augmented reality interfaces – Tech demos
  • Innovative technologies in the lab – voice recognition, remote operating systems
  • Developing and implementing lab automation systems
  • Adopting automation in the lab and best practice & case studies in automation of laboratory processes
  • AI/ML in workflows – Setting up and designing experiments
  • Robotic process automation
  • Maximizing R&D through cloud-based control and automation of scientific workflows
  • Automating cell culture, biologics & bioprocesses
  • Data standardization and governance in lab informatics
  • Advances in lab data use:
    » Tools for controlling equipment and collecting data
    » Tools for integrating, storing and communicating data
  • Bringing LIMS, ELN systems into the 21st century
  • How do we connect bioinformaticians with people in the lab?
  • Presentations & interactive sessions on all above topics

This event is co-located with our 19th Annual Pharma Data Congress. Attendees will have full access to both events.

PharmaTec Series Key Speakers

The 2022 event again brings together a panel of prominent leaders and scientists, sharing new case studies, innovative data and industry outlook.

Below were some of the confirmed speakers from last year’s SmartLabs Congress:

Kailash Swarna

Kailash Swarna

Novo Nordisk

Zisis Kozlakidis

Zisis Kozlakidis

International Agency For Research On Cancer

Penny Smee

Penny Smee


Sasker Grootjans

Sasker Grootjans


Laura Williams

Laura Williams


Lina Yuan

Lina Yuan

NHS England Genomic Lab Hub

Event Features​

Networking & knowledge-sharing is at the heart of what we do. Alongside the innovative programme, attendees can engage in a variety of event features and make the most of participation in a range of on-site experiences.

Roundtables and Panel Discussions

Discussions on key industry growth areas within pharmaceutical IT, data science, and AI & automation.

Networking Drinks

Relax after a busy first day at the event with access to the vibrant drinks reception

Event App

Helping you get more from the event with networking features, searchable presentations & attendees, and much more

Supported Digitally

Can't attend in-person? Our fully featured online platform runs alongside the event with a dedicated Digital Day to round off the conference after the two days on-site


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We produce cutting edge congresses and summits for the Life Sciences Industry, bringing together industry leaders and solution providers at a senior level, creating the opportunity to partner, network and knowledge share.

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