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This article was published on 18 April 2017

We are visting the world’s largest biotech expo in San Diego this June with a group of innovative New Zealand companies.

Callaghan Innovation and NZBIO will lead an innovation mission of New Zealand companies to the BIO International Convention (BIO) in San Diego on 19-22 June 2017.


About BIO International Convention

The BIO International Convention is the world’s largest international biotech expo which regularly attracts over 15,000 biotechnology and pharmaceutical leaders.  It is a place to showcase and validate technology, assess competition, technology and market trends, and connect with potential partners and industry contacts.

This event covers a wide spectrum of life science and application areas including drug discovery, bio manufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell therapy. BIO is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, biotechnology centres and related organisations across more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

  • This year’s convention will be held in San Diego 19-22 June.
  • Bio International Convention website

What we can offer

Callaghan Innovation is providing co-funding support for up to 10 New Zealand biotech businesses to attend BIO. The co-funding offered amount of $3,000 will contribute toward the costs involved in travel, accommodation and registration.
Other support provided by Callaghan Innovation to companies selected for the delegation will include:

  • Assistance in New Zealand with preparation for BIO and how to get the most out of it
  • Networking events
  • Media and communications support
  • Shared space on the Australian exhibition stand
  • Follow-up on return to New Zealand to maximise the benefits

Applications have closed

The deadline for applying to join this mission has now closed.