The Sobi Scientific Innovation Awards aim to recognise innovation and scientific excellence.

For the 2019 award, we will recognise innovation and scientific excellence in haemophilia research, as assessed by an Adjudication Committee comprised of independent, international haemophilia experts. There will be two categories of Award in 2019: Clinical and Pre-clinical.

Submissions for the Innovation Awards are welcome from healthcare professionals working in the field of haemophilia, who have an ongoing Sobi Investigator Sponsored Study (ISS), or who are a recipient of a Sobi Medical Grant. Work should be either ongoing or recently completed and/or published. Novel haemophilia research concepts will also be welcomed, subject to separate assessment and approval via the Sobi ISS or Sobi Medical Grant process by end of August 2019.

Submissions should be aligned with the Sobi haemophilia ISS areas of interest. Contestant entries will be assessed by the Adjudication Committee, according to scientific credit and contribution to haemophilia, overall concept novelty, as well as the anticipated ability of the research work to help liberate life for people with haemophilia.

The adjudication committee comprises:

  • Sweden: Jan Astermark (Chair)
  • Germany: Andreas Tiede
  • France: Roseline d’Oiron
  • Italy: Giancarlo Castaman
  • Spain: Víctor Jiménez Yuste
  • KSA: Hazzaa Al-Zahrani
  • UK: Daniel Hart


All nominated Awards applicants will be invited to attend the Sobi Scientific Update Meeting in Amsterdam 17-18 October 2019 to have an opportunity to showcase their submitted research.

The Awards Adjudication Committee will be looking for:

  • Excellence in study design, including means to overcome obstacles such as biases or conditions that can distort outcome data or conclusions
  • Excellence in study conduct, including methodology, data collection, processing and evaluation
  • Impactful results/conclusions that advance basic science or will contribute to improving outcomes/liberating the life of people with haemophilia
  • High quality presentation of baseline information, hypothesis, study data, interpretations or insights.


For more information regarding the award and how to enter, please visit the submissions website via this link. Submission deadline for the 2019 awards is 16 September.

Sobi Investigator-Sponsored Studies

Areas of Interest