The Innovation Zone at the 2019 BIO International Convention provides 6,500 square feet of space on the exhibit floor for pillar sponsor organizations that cater to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to showcase themselves, their services, and the “spotlight” companies within their network. Types of pillar organizations typically include investment banks, venture capital firms, accelerators, government agencies, big pharma/biotech, law firms, and service providers.
The space also allows for independent SMEs that are post-$10M investment to apply and be given prime space on the exhibit floor to showcase their achievements. The “open-air market” atmosphere within the zone allows attendees to freely engage with other companies further along the company lifecycle as well as stakeholders operating in the SME space that they could employ to achieve the continual stages of growth.
Dedicated Product Focus Zone including companies beyond the SBIR level. Companies that are post a $10,000,000 investment, over 20 employees and have a level of business pitch experience. Sponsorships are available for Investment Banks, Law Firms, Accelerators, Government, Pharma/Biotech and Service providers.
Exhibitor Kiosks and Sponsorships are available for companies meeting the above criteria.
Unique to exhibitors, Exhibitor Booth Partnering allows exhibiting companies to schedule face-to-face meetings with senior level management and investors.
As part of the exhibit package, exhibiting companies receive access to the BIO One-on-One™ Partnering System, the online portal that conference attendees use to identify prospective business partners in the BIO Exhibition and the Business Forum.
All Exhibitor Booth Partnering meetings take place in the BIO Exhibition. This means that when an exhibitor has a meeting with a Business Forum delegate, the delegate exits the Business Forum and meets with the exhibitor in the Innovation Zone. Meeting space is intermingled throughout the Zone. Meeting Point Space will consist of a table and two chairs placed throughout the zone.
Presenting at the Business Forum is the perfect chance to increase your visibility and attract more partners at the BIO International Convention. Sponsored Companies will receive a complimentary company presentation. Innovation Zone Companies will be able to pitch their company's story, pipelines, and objectives to a global audience representing over 67 countries. Be heard by business development executives, investors, research analysts, policy makers, and the media, - and get more activity in the One-on-One Partnering System.
Situated adjacent to the Start-Up Stadium, the Innovation Zone is a hot spot for attendee traffic and innovation!