June 8-11, 2020 | San Diego, CA


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As the world’s largest biotechnology event, BIO provides several specialized opportunities for the academic and tech transfer community, plus significant registration discounts. The BIO International Convention attracts 16,000+ of the most powerful biotech and pharma players from 65 countries, offering powerful business partnering, networking and education that go far beyond professional development.

BIO One-on-One Partnering™ for Academics

BIO One-on-One Partnering Academics capture the greatest value by participating in BIO One-on-One Partnering. Partnering at BIO is the most efficient way to do business without traveling all over the world. The Partnering System allows you to communicate directly with the people you want to meet with, and all meetings are pre-scheduled so you arrive to BIO with an agenda. One-on-One Partnering™ allows academics the opportunity to tap the whole world for innovation and collaboration, making partnering at BIO the launchpad for the deals of tomorrow. 

BIO Executive Training Programs

BIO's Executive Training Courses and Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Bootcamp support the activity that takes place at our partnering, investor and venture capital conferences each year by training individuals who are making the deals that drive this industry. Courses ideal for academic participants include:


  • Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp - An intensive, two-day program that walks participants through the necessary steps and gives you the skills to transform technology and invention into a viable company. 
  • Business Development Fundamentals - An introductory-level course designed for professionals new to the life sciences business development field, or for individuals with some experience and who are interested in updating their knowledge and professional skills. 
  • Product and Company Valuation - Designed to teach a systematic approach to producing a valuation which can be used in investment rounds, mergers/acquisitions, licensing deals or strategic development decisions in the pharma-biotech world. 


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2017 Track Icon Translational ResearchTranslational Research Track

The Translational Research Track explores new translational funding, collaboration and licensing models. The three session series brings a variety of stakeholders from universities, companies and accelerators in addition to federal, state and foreign governments to discuss and analyze the latest developments in technology transfer.

Some educational sessions at the BIO International Convention will qualify for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) credits.

Sessions on Intellectual Property, Market Access, Business Development

BIO 2020 will host 100 sessions designed to help you stay up to date on industry developments and policies, improve your day-to-day operations and make informed decisions. Sessions will be announced in 2020.

Academic Discount

Why should you become a part of the Academic Campus at BIO 2020? 


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Academics receive a discount automatically. Save on Convention Access & Partnering!




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