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Registration of Interest: Midlands Engine market visit to BIO Boston 2018

Calling all Biotech companies and academia from the Midlands. Are you looking to enter new markets? Are you looking to increase your market share? Are you looking to collaborate with like-minded organisations and academia?

Following a successful visit to BIO 2017, Midlands Engine are taking a delegation of Midlands Biotech companies and academia to BIO International Conference in Boston. We will be showcasing the strength of the Biotech sector in the Midlands region with an exhibition space on the UK Pavilion as well as hosting a Midlands Engine partnering and networking event.

BIO International Convention Boston

BIO is the largest biotechnology event in the world, attended by top decision-makers and buyers from more than 76 countries and attracting 16,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders. See here to view more information.

The areas of focus are: 

  • Gene/Cell Therapy
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Devices
  • Cell Biology Innovation
  • Clinical Research
  • Lab Services
  • Contract Research
  • Stem # Cell Research Drug Delivery
  • Tech Transfer
  • Drug Discovery & Development
  • Digital Health

    Midlands Engine, in association with The Department for International Trade in Washington, will organise a 1-2-1 meeting schedule with Biotech companies from Maryland who are looking to collaborate with Midlands Biotech organisations and academia. This will be followed by a networking event. The event will be exclusive to Midlands Engine delegates.

  • Benefits of being part of the delegation

    • Pre-arranged 1-2-1 meeting schedule with Biotech companies and academia from Maryland
    • Use of the Midlands Engine exhibition space on the UK Pavilion 
    • Ability to hold meetings at the stand as well as use of meeting space reserved by Midlands Engine.
    • The chance to feature in a Midlands Engine Trade Delegation to BIO Boston brochure which will be circulated to our overseas network of Department for International Trade.
    • The opportunity to showcase your company on the UK Pavilion by delivering a 10 minute presentation.* 
    • In market support from a DIT International Trade Adviser experienced in the sector.

    Financial Support Available for Eligible Small and Medium Enterprises 

    Financial support of £500.00 is available for those companies in the Midlands Engine area who meet the required eligibility criteria as detailed on the application form. To secure an offer for financial support, companies should complete and return the application form ASAP. Note: the closing date for applications is Friday 20 April. 

    TAP Funding 

    TAP funding of £2000.00 is available against convention access with partnering pass or exhibiting.
    Note: the number of TAP grants only is limited and subject to eligibility criteria. 

    See here to apply. Early bird rates are available from Biopartner for visitors and those wishing to purchase education passes and visitor passes to the exhibition only.

    Commitment Fee 

    A commitment fee of £200 + VAT is applicable for each organisation. Any extra delegates from the same organisation wishing to participate will be charged an additional £100 + VAT per delegate. An invoice will be raised for the commitment fee once your application has been approved and emailed to you. This can be paid by BACS transfer once received. 

    Itinerary

    Sunday 3 June Arrival 

    Monday 4th June 
    8.30am - 9.30am Midlands Engine in market briefing by Department for International Trade in USA.
    9.30am - 1pm Midlands Engine' pre-arranged 121 meetings with Biotech organisations and academia from Maryland followed by networking lunch.
    12:30pm Partnering opens. 

    Tuesday 5th June
    7am Partnering opens.
    10am Keynote speaker addresses conference.
    Exhibition opens 
    Companies to pursue business objectives and partnering meetings. Midlands Engine delegates will have access to the exhibition area on the UK Pavilion and refreshments. Delegates may hold meetings at the Midlands Engine exhibition pod.
    5pm UK exhibitor hospitality networking event.

    Wednesday 6th - Thursday 7th June 
    7am Partnering opens.
    10am Exhibition and conference opens.
    Companies to pursue business objectives and partnering meetings. Midlands Engine delegates will have access to the exhibition area on the UK Pavilion and refreshments. Delegates may hold meetings at the Midlands Engine exhibition pod.

    Friday 8th June 
    Continue with visit or return.



  • Register your interest today, it's free!
    For any queries please contact Louise Stock, Healthcare & Bioscience Sector Specialist for DIT East Midlands.at: louise.stock@mobile.trade.gov.uk
     


  • Date: Monday 4th June 2018 - Thursday 7th June 2018
    Venue: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 United States