June 3-6, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA


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As the world’s largest biotechnology event, BIO provides several specialized opportunities geared towards the academic and technology transfer community, with significant discounts! Technology transfer officers, strategic relations directors, licensing managers, research fellows, faculty, and business development professionals all take part in the BIO International Convention. Attendees from university and research institutions come to BIO for the ample partnering, networking, and education opportunities. 

Participants in the Academic Campus benefit from several opportunities: visibility in the BIO Business Forum, access to the BIO One-on-One Partnering™ System and exclusive networking with partnering attendees! This hot-zone offers universities, research institutions, and hospitals partnering opportunities to advance their research and drug development agendas.    


 2019 Academic Campus Information


Applications for the BIO 2019 International Convention Academic Campus closed on March 1, 2019. 

Academics still save on registration! View the Registration Rates Chart (pdf) to see how much you can save. 

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 2018 Featured Universities in the Academic Campus 

  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Colorado State University Ventures
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
  • Harvard Office of Technology Department
  • Houston Methodist Hospital 
  • John Hopkins Technology Ventures
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
  • Mayo Clinic Ventures
  • Michigan State
  • National Jewish Health
  • New York University Langone Medical Center
  • NIIMBL/Delaware 
  • Northwestern University
  • Partners Healthcare
  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
  • Stanford SPARK Program
  • Stony Brook University
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • University of California
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Southern California (Stevens Center for Innovation)
  • Yale University, Office of Cooperative Research
*Updated May 29, 2018.   

BIO One-one-One Partnering™ for Academics 

Academics capture the greatest value by participating in 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 Philadelphia with an agenda. BIO 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.

View all of the opportunities available for Academics at BIO.

BIO Exclusive Content! 

BIO 2018 Webinar: Emerging Trends in Academic & Industry Collaboration 

Novel collaborations between industry and academia are driving the commercialization of the next generation of biomedical cures. BIO One-on-One Partnering™, BIO Executive Training Programs, Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, and technology transfer programming at BIO 2018 will play a pivotal role in advancing industry-university relationships. 

Hear from academic and tech transfer panelists to learn how collaborations between industry and academia drive innovation and advance new therapies.

Testimonial: Learn how University of Chicago uses BIO One-on-One Partnering to advance innovation through collaboration! 



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