The 5th edition of the “R&D dating for Animal Health and Innovation” business convention is hosted by BioFIT 2019.
This event is organised by the French association for the animal healthcare industry (SIMV).

Today, public-private and private-private partnerships are thought to be the leverage that is needed for innovation. That is why the SIMV launched the “R&D dating for Animal Health and Innovation”, which strives to initiate high-level exchanges between research departments of the veterinary medicine and diagnostics industry and public research, as well as with biotechnology companies (start-ups).

By enabling face-to-face encounters, the event enhances the visibility of cutting-edge research in France and in Europe, encourages investments and leads to therapeutic innovation.

The organisation of R&D dating for Animal Health and Innovation during BioFIT makes sense. Indeed, today, it is obvious that the animal health industry offers a clear value proposition to human biotechnology companies, which can maximise the financial and clinical impact of their assets by leveraging both human and veterinary health. 

The physio pathological features of several diseases (cancer, osteoarticular affections, infectious diseases, pain…) are progressively understood as at least common between animal and human. This paves the way to innovative products developed under the sign of a so-called comparative medicine. This panel will encourage a provocative, straightforward and realistic discussion on what each side needs from the other to set up mutual beneficial partnerships.

  • Pre-qualified one-to-one meetings – These meetings aim to initiate high-level exchanges between teams from private and public research and biotechnology companies, in veterinary and human medicine in France and Europe.


  • Conferences tailored to fit the expectations of the animal health audience 

How is the digital transformation transforming the animal health industry?

To what extent is the animal health industry shifting from therapeutic products developers to healthcare solutions providers?

Cross-sectorial success stories: Fruitful collaborations between animal and human health sectors

  • Oral presentations of start-ups, R&D projects, licensing opportunities and services.


  • Exhibition area to enhance your visibility
    Zoetis, SIMV, Institut Carnot France Futur Elevage & INRA have already confirmed their exhibition.

By taking part in the R&D Dating for Animal Health and Innovation, you register for BioFIT, allowing you to have access to:
 – The partnering platform to pre-organise one-to-one meetings
 – The conferences
 – The oral presentations
 – The exhibition area
 – The networking lunches
 – The networking evening receptions

Join the Animal Health Village within BioFIT Exhibition area and benefit from a greater visbility.
Zoestis, SIMV, Institut Carnot France Futur Elevage & INRA have already confirmed their exhibition.

The pitch sessions offer the opportunity to detect the most innovative and promising start-ups, R&D projects, licensing opportunities and services in order to foster partnerships and business development in the Life Sciences field.

If you are interested in taking part in a panel discussion, please contact us.

They have already confirmed their support as sponsors. Join them!

While being the organiser of this meeting, the SIMV intends to federate research actors by actively contributing to meet the needs in animal health innovation. In particular, enhanced research is needed to supplement and renew all the arsenal for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and therefore research and innovation on this topic should be promoted.

Strong multi-disciplinary large-horizon partnerships are key to successful innovations for the future.

Join us for this very exciting event and drive tomorrow’s innovation!