#BIO2013 Local-International Events

One of the best things about the BIO convention is that it is an international affair.  37% of the attendees are international, it is an opportunity for our community to meet with potential business partners located outside of our borders.

One of the other best things about the BIO convention is the receptions. Check out the list of International receptions below, including their RSVP process. Thank you to the iBIO-BIO2013 International Committee for pulling this list together.

Do you have a program you want me to promote, email me at john@catalyzingillinois.com

Sunday, April 21st, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

International Cancer Cluster Showcase – BIO 2013 Prentice Women’s Hospital, 250 East Superior Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Attendance is free but registration is required as space is limited.

Monday, April 22, 2013 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

North America-Israel Biotech Conference at the law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 525 W. Monroe, Chicago 60661. The Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest together with the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago will be hosting the Israel Delegation from the BIO 2013 International Convention for the North America-Israel Biotech Conference. In addition to presentations from Israeli companies, the Deputy Chief Scientist of Israel will speak about life science R&D in the State of Israel, along with a panel discussion about challenges, synergies and opportunities for increased cooperation and business partnerships between Israel and North America. Joining us on the panel will include the Chief Medical Officers and other top executives from Abbott, Baxter, Hospira, and more.

Monday, April 22, 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Programs at University Technology Park at IIT – David Baker, Executive Director, UTP

Monday April 22, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Association of University Research Parks: BioParks 2013. Biotechnology as an economic development driver: join university research, science and technology park and economic development executives as they explore:

Innovation Models for BioParks: Meeting the Challenges of Open Innovation for Both Large and Small Companies Partnerships Across Borders: Success Stories from Around the Globe. Hosted by University Technology Park at the Illinois Institute of Technology, (just 10 minutes from the convention site) BioParks 2013 will be a half-day pre-session in advance of BIO. Learn about partnering strategies which can drive economic growth, job creation and new opportunities for your region. Strengthen your network of global innovation professionals and tour University Technology Park’s new incubator. Registration fee: $345

Monday, April 22, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Multinationals Engagement with Science Parks & Clusters  A discussion of the ways that leading multinational life science firms in the Chicago area wish to engage with clusters and science parks as they seek to expand  linkages for open innovation and experimentation in generating new technologies. Exploration of current partnerships, how clusters and science parks can better communicate the advances of their companies and research centers, the mechanisms for learning about each company’s priorities and research and development. Panelists representing Abbvie, Astellas, and Takeda.

 Register, free of charge, by sending an email with contact information to: Monroe@iit.edu

Monday, April 22, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Welcome to Bio-Poland!  sponsored by the Trade & Investment Section, Embassy of Poland, Washington, DC., University Technology Park at IIT, Ministry of the Economy, Republic of Poland, and the Krakow Life Science Cluster. Featuring addresses by Polish Government leaders discussing the globalization of the Polish Life Sciences Industry, and an interactive panel of Polish and US companies discussing how they work with clusters and technology parks to improve their technologies, and market their products (no charge). Networking reception from 4:00 to 5:00 PM sponsored by the Polish Embassy.

Monday, April 22, 2013, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Invitation: Rendez-Vous Québec. Québec, one of North America’s biopharmaceutical clusters, cordially invites you to meet its industry leaders. For more information contact Keith.Kalinowski@mri.gouv.qc.ca

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Heidelberg Technology Park Networking Breakfast. Chicago Club, Robert Todd Lincoln Room. Participation for registered people only. To register email: technologiepark@heidelberg.de

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Engaging with Chicago Area Multinational Biopharma Companies. McCormick Place S101-B. Hear a panel of leaders from Chicago-based companies discuss what they look for when considering global/regional collaborations. Topics include market access, barriers to entry, policy challenges, regulatory burden, and other factors that are currently affecting decisions to collaborate. The panelists include leaders from Chicago biopharma: Baxter, Abbott, Astellas, and Takeda.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Canadian Financial Incentives Spur Research and Development. McCormick Place S401-BCD. SR&ED incentives promoted by the Government of Canada and certain Canadian provinces provide a significant financial incentive for companies to carry out research and development in Canada. Both Canadian and non-Canadian companies can benefit from these incentives. The SR&ED incentives have already encouraged many non-Canadian companies to pursue research and development in Canada. This panel discussion will highlight recent Canadian developments on SR&ED credits and the Canadian regulatory environment, with an emphasis on its application in particular sectors.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

International Reception. McCormick Place. Vista Ballroom Foyer, Level 4. Join for networking, discussions, and an enjoyable evening event.

Site Tours

Tours of industry related sites will be made available.  To request additional information, please contact: bio@illinois.gov

To learn more about the State of Illinois programs supporting new investments please email bio@illinois.gov.  I encourage you to Come Early and Stay Late to thoroughly enjoy your experience in Illinois! Check out EnjoyIllinois.com for some great ideas on places to visit and things to see.

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