BIO: Where Science Meets Business
The information displayed on this page relates to the 2013 BIO International Convention. It will be updated to reflect the 2014 BIO International Convention as information becomes available, likely in January 2014.
Academia plays an integral role in the BIO International Convention. Learn more about the educational and networking opportunities developed for this community.
BIO One-on-One Partnering™
Open to Convention Access & Partnering and higher
BIO One-on-One Partnering ™ is the most efficient and economical way to find a business partner. Partnering at the BIO International Convention has grown over the past 11 years to become biotech's largest partnering event, hosting a record breaking 25,000+ partnering meetings in 2012. Powered by BIO's One-on-One Partnering software system, the Business Forum fosters the opportunity for your organization to initiate business contacts in a friendly environment and schedule meetings prior to the Convention.
70% of academic and research institutions at BIO participate in partnering
Translational Research Forum
Open to Education & Exhibition Access and higher
Monday, April 22. This forum explores ways that the private sector, academia and the public sector, in both emerging and developed markets, can leverage existing mechanisms and pursue partnerships to help make innovative products available. The forum surveys best practices and outcomes from partnerships in transformational research and explores with the audience ways to leverage a greater return on public investment.
Biotech Patenting and Tech Transfer Track
Open to Education & Exhibition Access and higher
Choose from 10 breakout sessions and gain insights on successful collaborations and on jumping patenting hurdles in sessions that include topics such as academia-pharma partnerships, managing IP assets in emerging markets, American Invents Act, Prometheus, and Academic Medical Centers.
Some educational sessions at the BIO International Convention will qualify for Registered Tech Transfer Professional (RTTP), Continuing Legal Education (CLE), and Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) credits.
Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
Additional registration required
Monday, April 22. An intensive, two-day program that walks you through the necessary steps and gives you the skills to transform technology and invention into a viable company. You will develop the insight and energy required for entrepreneurial success as you learn to:
- Think strategically in selecting and managing projects
- Plan for expeditious and cost-effective management
- Understand the requirements of all the involved stakeholders
- Oversee the essential components of the commercialization process
BIO Alliance Pavilion: Academic Zone in the BIO Exhibition
The BIO Alliance Pavilion: Academic Zone is dedicated to academic and research institutions; it serves as a pavilion for academic and industry partnering meetings as well as provides a venue for highlighting the involvement of academia in the Convention and the industry as a whole. BIO attendees have the opportunity to meet with Tech Transfer office representatives in the BIO Academic Zone.
The Academic Zone is where you position your company to discover new funding mechanisms, energize your pipeline and drug development opportunities, and connect with innovative academic stakeholders. For more information on the Academic Zone email email@example.com.
Biotech Primer: Understanding Biotech in the News
Open to Education & Exhibition Access or higher
A special program in which industry experts take you beyond and behind the 30-second news stories to explain biotech's latest and greatest developments. Understand more of the science behind biotech and what makes a product newsworthy and cutting edge.
Tech Transfer & Licensing Solutions Providers
Visit the many tech transfer and licensing solutions providers in the BIO Exhibition. Browse through the list of 2013 Exhibitors.
BIO Career Fair
Open to all registrations
Monday, April 22, 2-7 pm. Hundreds of job opportunities are available, and it's free to attend for job seekers and BIO attendees! You can post your resume online (even if you're not attending) and browse available positions on the BIO Career Fair website starting December 2012. For more information please click here.
GEN Grad Bash & GEN TEN Awards
In 2012, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News invited graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty mentors for an afternoon of science and socializing at the BIO International Convention in Boston.
Read more about the GEN TEN Awards on the GEN website. Watch the video of John Sterling, Editor-in-Chief of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, interviewing winners in Boston, June 2012. Details of the GEN Grad Bash & GEN TEN Awards for the 2013 BIO International Convention will be announced December 2012.
BioParks 2013: International Partnerships for Innovation
Hosted by the University Technology Park at the Illinois Institute of Technology, BioParks 2013 will be a half-day session on April 22, 2013. Learn about partnering strategies which can drive economic growth, job creation, and new opportunities for your region. Strengthen your network of global innovation professionals and tour University Technology Park's new incubator. Register to join university research, science and technology park and economic development executives as they explore innovation models and partnerships across borders.