Journalists, attend the press tour in order to discover the wide range of activities offered during BioFIT.

Good to know: To attend the Press Tour, registration for BioFIT is required: Please contact to get a free accreditation. 

December 10th, 2019

Location: BioFIT 2019, Parc Chanot, Marseille

9.30 am – 10.30 am | Press conference

During this press conference, institutional partners, organisers and elected representatives from the host regions of BioFIT will discuss the transregional partnership between three major ecosystems in the industry: Hauts-de-France, Grand Est and Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. From now, BioFIT is alternately held in Lille, Strasbourg and Marseille. BioFIT’s key figures will also be one of the topics of the conference.

 10.30 am – 11.00 am | Networking break

11.00 am – 12.30 pm | Plenary Session:“What is pharma looking for nowadays?”

A lot of pharma companies declare that they no longer want to be purely developers of drugs, and thus they progressively transition to become healthcare solution providers, trying to seek broader solutions to answer the patient needs, and changing the way they look at assets: What does it mean for the industry in terms of orientation of their scouting efforts, particularly for early-stage assets?
This session aims to understand pharma’s viewpoint, the consequences for the orientation of deals, the way it is going to influence the relationships with academia and biotech start-ups. How does this strategic intention modify the type and the nature of deals that pharma have with start-ups & academic institutions? How is it affecting early-stage licensing deals?

 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm | Networking Lunch

2.00 pm – 4.15 pm | Exchanges with BioFIT exhibitors

If you are interested in meeting with some of the BioFIT’s exhibitors in particular, please contact us, and we will inform them.
Here is an overview of the exhibitors: ONTOFORCE | Eurasanté, Clubster-NSL | Eurobiomed | SIMV | Zoetis | Bachem | CzechInvest | Inserm Transfert | Porthegal Accelerator | University of Pardubice…
You can find the whole exhibitor list >>here<<.

4.15 pm – 4.45 pm | Networking Break

4.45 pm – 6.15 pm | Sponsor Presentations: Pfizer, Sanofi, MSD and MSD Animal Health

6.30 pm onwards | BioParty, a friendly networking evening with BioFIT attendees

The BioParty will take place at the Orange Vélodrome stadium from 6.30 pm.
From 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm: Surprising access. Group departures from BioFIT exhibition Hall. Meeting point: BioFIT information desk.
From 7.30 pm: Access through the Gate 2 at the Orange Vélodrome stadium (main entrance).
Programme: Networking, music, photobooth, cocktails, table football and boules.

December 11th, 2019

Location: BioFIT 2019, Parc Chanot, Marseille

9.00 am – 10.00 am | Conferences

• How to prepare your package for a due diligence by a pharma player?
• What are the recent successful industry-academia collaborations in Artificial Intelligence?

 10.00 am – 10.30 am | Networking break

10.30 am – 12.45 pm | Service Presentations

The Service Presentations are a great opportunity for service providers and technology platforms with an innovative offer to showcase their offers in front of potential clients in the Life Sciences field.

 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm | Networking Lunch

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm | Start-up Slams

The Start-up Slams are a pitch contest where entrepreneurs present their innovative start-up to the BioFIT audience and a panel of experts. The main objective for the candidates is to accelerate the development of their innovation by finding partners and investors. For the latter, it is about identifying innovations that they might never have discovered or too late.

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm | Networking Break

From 4.00 pm | Award Ceremony

Start-up Slams, Collaborative and Licensing Opportunity Presentations, Service Presentations and Animal Health Presentations
The winner from each of those pitch categories will be awarded as the most innovative and promising start-up / technology / offer / project in Europe in the Life Science sector.