Patrick England, the president of CTLS will give a speech at the plenary session of the community meeting of the Alliance4Life on the 2nd of October in Vilnus, Lithuania. Alliance4Life is an initiative of ten leading life science institutions from nine Eastern European countries. The aim of the alliance is to close the divide in European health research and innovation. Alliance4Life partnering institutions are at the stage of establishing the concept of Core Facilities and collaboration with CTLS can be very fruitful for both sides.