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Midlands Engine market visit to BIO Boston 2018

Monday 4th June 2018 - Thursday 7th June 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.

Register your interest

To register your interest today, please click here. For any queries please contact Louise Stock, Healthcare & Bioscience Sector Specialist for DIT East Midlands.


Monday 4th June 2018
Thursday 7th June 2018
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Boston Convention and Exhibition Centre
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA MA 02210 United States
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