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CONNECT PARTNERING PROGRAM

Connecting companies to discuss partnerships, licensing opportunities and/or M&A deals.

iBIO CONNECT Partnering is a customized partnering and networking forum that brings together large pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutrition, medical device or diagnostics companies with early-stage companies, venture funds, academic and research institutions throughout Illinois.

Leverage iBIO’s resources in Illinois to highlight your company as a partner of choice, solicit interactions with high quality small therapeutics companies, and/or academic and research institutions and receive unparalleled access to novel technologies for exploration.

The partnering events include one-on-one company presentations, research  and academic institution presentation, a plenary session by the host company and a networking reception.

Illinois startup life sciences community in an unrealized opportunity for life sciences business partnership and investment.

Research Universities

Companies created from University Research every year

Incubators

Accelerators

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

We invite representatives from large pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device or diagnostic companies to visit Chicago for a day of 1:1 meetings with pre-selected companies chosen through an application process shared with iBIO’s members and the life sciences community at large. 

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COMPANY ANNOUNCED AS iBIO CONNECT EVENT SPONSOR 

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iBIO WORKS WITH SPONSOR TO DETERMINE THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AREAS

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iBIO LAUNCHES DEDICATED WEBPAGE & ISSUES REQUEST FOR MEETING PROPOSALS

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iBIO & SPONSOR REVIEW MEETING PROPOSALS, EXTENDS INVITATIONS & SETS 1:1 MEETING SCHEDULES

ARE YOU A STARTUP OR RESEARCHER INTERESTED IN PARTICIAPTING?

Startup Companies and Researchers interested in participating in 1:1 meetings at a future iBIO CONNECT Program can fill out our pre-application. 

PROGRAM FEATURES

PLENARY KEYNOTE:

CONNECT Sponsor is provided an opportunity to provide a plenary keynote on the sponsor’s R&D areas of interest, partnering strategy or similar topic.

ONE:ONE PARTNERING MEETINGS

Plenary session is followed by 1:1 partnering meetings with pre-selected companies and academic researchers. iBIO actively works with the sponsor to determine therapeutic research & development areas, technologies, and stage of development

NETWORKING RECEPTION

Following the 1:1 meetings, an optional public or private networking reception is provided for meeting attendees. Options to customize reception with additional private invitations or substitute with a private dinner is possible with an extra fee for costs.

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