STM Innovations Day 2023

AI Innovations in Publishing | 5 December

How is Artificial Intelligence reshaping the landscape of academic publishing? What breakthroughs are paving the way for deeper insights, streamlined collaborations, and heightened impact? What challenges does AI introduce when it comes to maintaining research integrity in academic publishing? Dive into these questions at Innovations Day on 5 December, the inaugural day of STM Week, at the BMA House in London. Join us as leading innovators and industry influencers unveil the transformative power of AI in the realm of scholarly communications.

What to expect

  • Plenary Presentation: Start off your day with a inspirational introduction to AI's burgeoning role in publishing
  • Lightning Talks: Take in quick, impactful pitches and live demos showcasing AI innovations and solutions to advance trusted research from a curated list of applicants.
  • Interactive Fair: Meander the floor, interact directly with AI innovators, and delve deeper into tools and services that pique your interest. One-on-one meeting pre-booking option is forthcoming.
  • Karger Vesalius Innovation Awards: At the conclusion of the day, experience the high-standing Vesalius Innovation Award ceremony — this year celebrating outstanding achievements in medical innovation with a focus on AI.

Who should attend

  • Delegates from Publishing backgrounds: If you're vested in technology and innovation, platform management, data management, editorial processes, or any publishing function and curious about what AI will mean for you, this event is tailor-made for you.
  • Organizations with AI-powered Innovations: Connect with fellow tech-trailblazers and ideators — see what products and platforms are emerging that might make for a potent collaboration to further your goals. 

Developing Programme


Registration, refreshments & networking


Opening and Welcome - Hylke Koers, Chief Information Officer, STM Solutions

Keynote: Prof. Elena Simperl, Professor of Computer Science, King’s College London.

This talk was not generated with ChatGPT: how AI is changing science

While some say AI has reached its iPhone moment with the launch of ChatGPT a year ago, scientists have been using it in some form for decades, for instance to analyse large amounts of data, review topics and trends in an area of interest, or search for datasets. The latest wave of AI raises new questions about the scientific code of practice, and about how scientists, like virtually any professional group, should use the new capabilities responsibly. At the same time, we need to understand how to design scientific AI tools that create meaningful user experiences and allow scientists to rely on AI appropriately in their daily work.


Lightning Talks: Selected innovators listed below

Moderated by: Hylke Koers, Chief Information Officer, STM Solutions




Lunch and networking


Panel discussion: AI in practice: How are academic publishers using AI today? What lessons have we learned?

Moderated by: Hylke Koers, Chief Information Officer, STM Solutions

  • Claudia Russo, Regional Manager Public Affairs for Europe, STM
  • Avi Staiman, Founder & CEO, Academic Language Experts
  • Kat Rydelek, Product Manager AI products, Frontiers
  • Hong Zhou, Director of Intelligent Services & Head of AI R&D, Wiley


Pitches of finalists for Vesalius Innovation Award by Karger

Moderated by: Alison Hope, Business Development Manager, Karger




This year’s finalists:

Vesalius Innovation Award ceremony, organized by Karger


Global Campus





Closing remarks by Hylke Koers, followed by a Drinks Reception


Meet the Innovators






Clear Skies







Molecular Connections 



MPS Limited


Research Square






Visual Abstract




Q: Will there be opportunities for collaboration?
A: Absolutely — STM Innovations Day is centered on forging meaningful, relevant connections and partnerships. Once the list of participating innovators is announced, you can schedule a 1:1 conversation. Drop us your name if you’d like to be alerted when the presenters are revealed in early November. (See form below)

Q: If I register for STM Innovations Day, does this automatically register me for all 3 days of STM Week? 
A: It does not — we’ve designed STM Week for utmost flexibility so attendees can join us as their schedules allow. 

Q: I’m a business/start-up with an AI-powered innovation. Why should I attend? 

A: Innovators should attend so they can:

  • Meet and greet the innovation leaders in the STM industry
  • Hear new business concepts on stage in brief, lightning talks
  • Experience live demos and enjoy in-depth conversations
  • Enjoy the Vesalius Innovation Award ceremony by Karger Publishers

Q: Is there a list of presenting organizations?
A: Yes, the full list will be available on our website no later than two weeks prior to the event.

Q: What's the Karger Vesalius Innovation Award?
A: It’s a prestigious awards program that champions innovation in our industry through global recognition and cash awards. Learn more here.

In collaboration with Karger’s Vesalius Innovation Award (VIA)  

Events Terms and Conditions

Where an event has registration fees, cancellations made in writing up to 30 days before an event are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds can be made for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the event date, however, substitutions may be made free of charge at any time.

Registration fees do not include insurance. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.