Out of 1,000 BioFIT attendees, 1,000 deals have been generated. The breakdown in terms of nature of deals is the following:

  • 35% of collaborative research projects
  • 30% of licensing deals
  • 15% of equity investment deals
  • 20% of services deals

Estimate based on the measurement of 2015 and 2016 delegates’ outcomes

Many thanks to Roche to join BioFIT 2018 as a Bronze Sponsor!

As a pioneer in healthcare, Roche has been committed to improving lives since the company was founded in 1896. Today, Roche creates innovative medicines and diagnostics tests for millions of patients.

Join this key BioFIT 2018 sponsor to have the opportunity to:

  • Identify your organisation with the main partnering event in Europe dedicated to tech transfer, academia-industry collaborations, early-stage innovations and seed investment in Life Sciences
  • Highlight your interest in early-stage innovation
  • Present your ideas and technologies to key innovation players in Life Sciences
  • Enhance your visibility on an international scale and be recognised as a key innovative actor
  • Show your expertise thanks to specific communication tools

They were the BioFIT 2017 sponsors: Sanofi, Pfizer, Bayer, Genfit, Lilly, MSD, Merck, Boehringer Ingelheim, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Novo Nordisk, LFB, PPRS and Trianni.

For more information about the sponsorship opportunities, visit the dedicated site page.

After an exciting and successful first day at BioFIT 2017, the Future Worlds team arrived early on Wednesday morning at the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès convention centre, ready for another energetic day at Europe’s leading life sciences partnering event in Strasbourg. After filming some footage for the blog of the buzzing convention centre, Brigitte and I interviewed our resident stand spinout Dr Agnieszka Janeczek of Renovos in our second …

Watch the video made by Future Worlds:

> Future Worlds is a startup platform and business incubator championing the innovative commercial opportunities being developed by researchers and students at the University of Southampton.

Thank you for your participation in BioFIT 2017 in Strasbourg and for your contribution to the success of this 6th edition!

BioFIT 2017’s key numbers:

1,200 delegates
30+ countries represented
2,700 one-to-one meetings
1,000+ licensing opportunities
15 conferences and roundtable discussions
80 speakers
100 exhibitors

We are looking forward to seeing you again in Lille on 4th and 5th December 2018 for the 7th edition!

Your feedback is important to us

We would be greatful if you could take a few minutes to complete this brief survey. It will be used to improve the next editions of BioFIT and provide you with the highest-value experience.

During BioFIT 2017, attendees could win a full for the next edition (4-5 Dec. in Lille, France)

They just had to take their picture in front of the sponsor wall and post it on Twitter.


And the winner is … Andersen SA!


Discover the Licensing Opportunity Presentations of BioFIT 2017!

28TH NOV. 9.30 – 11.00 am | Innov’Area


  • Dermapol: Real time spectro-polarimetric optical biopsy
  • Bifunctional cyclam based ligands for conjugations with targeting vectors and their 64-Cu radiopharmaceuticals for PET imaging
  • New chemical entities activating the AMPK pathway for the treatment of melanoma and other solid tumors
  • Selective inhibitors of 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases


  • Ultrasound-based Motion capture of bones
  • S-Tronic Vertebro: Cement injection device for Vertebroplasty
  • Implantable and nanoactive medical device for Osteo-articular regeneration

28TH November. 4.30 – 6.00 pm | Innov’Area

Infection & Immunology

  • PCR Multiplex System for Fungal Diagnosis
  • SSC project – A preventive treatment for systemic sclerosis
  • Antiseptic, antithrombotic lock composition for catheters
  • Leptospirosis rapid diagnostic test
  • TMB3 – Development of a new  and innovative antibiotic agent

Discovery tools & inflammation

  • Innovative Technology for in vivo Stabilization of Therapeutic Peptides
  • Production of cyclosporine-based micellar eye drops

29TH Nov. 11.00 am – 12.30 pm | Innov’Area


  • Method for prediction of clinical response to VNS therapy in epileptic patients
  • BR297: Preventive and curative treatment of chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain
  • New method to induce reprogramming of somatic cells into cortico-spinal neurons
  • Repurposing Citalopram for Treatment of Machado-Joseph Disease

Vascular & Metabolic

  • Shark – a suture-less vascular connector
  • New biomarker for the prediction of the delayed brain stroke after subarachnoid haemorrhage

Discover below and during the Start-ups Slams the most innovative start-ups in specific fields

28th Nov. 2.30-4.00 pm | Innov’ Area

Vascular & Metabolic


Vaccinology & Virology


29th Nov. 9.00-10.30 am | Innov’ Area

Oncology & Immuno-onco


29th Nov. 2.00-3.30 pm | Innov’ Area

Research tools & Therapeutic Delivery


Ageing & Pain


Many thanks to Sanofi to join BioFIT 2017 as a Gold Sponsor!

Sanofi is a global life sciences company committed to improving access to healthcare and supporting the people they serve throughout the continuum of care. From prevention to treatment, Sanofi transforms scientific innovation into healthcare solutions, in human vaccines, rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular solutions and consumer healthcare.

Join key BioFIT 2017 sponsors such as PfizerBayerLillyRocheMSDMerckBoehringer IngelheimJohnson & Johnson Innovation, Novo NordiskLFBPPRS and Trianni to have the opportunity to:

  • Identify your organisation with the main partnering event in Europe dedicated to tech transfer, academia-industry collaborations, early-stage innovations and seed investment in Life Sciences
  • Highlight your interest in early-stage innovation
  • Present your ideas and technologies to key innovation players in Life Sciences
  • Enhance your visibility on an international scale and be recognised as a key innovative actor
  • Show your expertise thanks to specific communication tools

For more information about the sponsorship opportunities, visit the dedicated site page.

The BioFIT partnering system is now ready for use by all the delegates

It is time to fill in your profile so that the other participants can send you meeting requests. It is also time to target and send meeting requests to potential partners via the online platform.

Featuring the partneringONE system, the partnering activity enables you to meet your future project partnersaccelerate innovation and get financed.

Check out the conference program here

The BioParty is the perfect opportunity to continue to network while having a break from the two-day convention BioFIT 

The BioParty will be animated by Vladimir Spoutnik.

Who is Vladimir Spoutnik?

Vladimir Spoutnik is a DJ, a crooner, an actor and for sure, a man with a moustache!

Straight from Northern Asia, his destiny is being closely related to the first great heroes of the universe: Laïka, the intrepid little dog and the brave Yuri Gargarin. Therefore, he is a god of modern times: the most jovial disk-jockey!

His specialty?

To mix discs in a suitcase!

To stretch your ears in an atmosphere of dance hall, and maybe dance under the stars, if you’re fancy it, Vladimir Spoutnik will play a heavenly disc, right in his suitcase!

The BioParty will be held at the Palais de la Musique et des Congrèson 28th November from 6:30 pm.
It is free for all BioFIT’s attendees. 

Follow the rythm and enjoy your networking evening!