Academic Opportunities

As the world’s largest biotechnology partnering event, BIO provides several specialized opportunities for the academic and tech transfer community, with significant discounts on the BIO Business Forum Pass or Convention Access Pass. The BIO International Convention attracts 17,000+ of the most powerful biotech and pharma players from 65 countries, offering powerful business partnering, networking and education that go far beyond professional development.

Academic Discounts

Did you know that BIO offers significant registration discounts for academic, investor and government attendees? Find out how to attend the event without breaking your budget.

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Academic Campus

Are you part of a university, research institution, or hospital looking to further their technology transfer, business development or strategic relations ventures? BIO offers dedicated space, visibility, and discounts through the Academic Campus program.

BIO Executive Training Programs

These pre-event courses 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. Ideal courses include Biotechnology Entreprenuership Boot Camp, Business Development Fundamentals, and Product and Company Valuation.

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BIO One-on-One Partnering™

Academics capture the greatest value by participating in BIO One-on-One Partnering. Partnering at BIO allows academics the opportunity to tap the whole world for innovation and collaboration, all in one place. This is the launchpad for the deals of tomorrow.

Company Presentations

This popular 13-minute session format is a great way to showcase your research and development activities, licensing opportunities, and investment goals in front of a global biotech audience. Presenting companies generally receive 40% more BIO One-on-One Partnering meeting requests than non-presenting companies.

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Session Tracks

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.

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