The Life Sciences Baltics 2016 in Vilnius were an excellent occasion for our project partner Anna-Winona Struck to meet potential stakeholders for the Baltic Fracture Competence Centre. In several individual one-on-one meetings she met representatives of the biomaterial and implant industry as well as representatives of research institutions of the Baltic Sea Region. ‘This format of speed-dating is extremely efficient. During the conference I got to know many interested people, and I am sure that we will stay in contact’, commented Anna-Winona Struck. The BFCC presentation within the session “Ageing” was also a successful step towards the project aim to identify and attract relevant stakeholders. The conference calls oneself ‘the only international forum in the Baltics for world-class biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices experts from all around the world’.