Data-driven biotechnology conference – bench, bioreactor and bed brings together world leading researchers in using data and computational models to address challenges in translational biotechnology applications. The meeting organized as part of the Copenhagen Bioscience conferences by the Novo Nordisk Foundation covers 1) development of concepts and methods to deal with the big data challenge, 2) applications of data-driven strategies in industrial biotechnology, and 3) uses of models and data in human health-related biotechnology.