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SLAS Ignite

SLAS Ignite

SLAS Ignite underscores our foundational commitment to innovation and collaboration, enabling scientists, academic researchers and business development professionals to build relationships as potential strategic partners. Together, SLAS facilitates connections that result in pioneering new research, new products, innovative breakthroughs and commercialization opportunities for all involved.

Ignite

 

Innovation AveNEW and the New Ignite Award

Location: Booth 1737

SLAS designed Innovation AveNEW to grant emerging start-up companies the opportunity to actively engage and participate in SLAS’s world-class event without paying exhibition fees, helping to grow and scale their business as well as directly connecting them with purchasing influencers and decision-makers from around the world. Innovation AveNEW companies gain valuable exposure for their products and service concepts in a specially-designated area on the Exhibition Floor.

Companies exhibiting in Innovation AveNEW will make brief presentations to a panel of judges who will bestow the new SLAS Ignite Award, honoring the best start-up or emerging company. Judges will look at a combination of key concepts, marketing plan, presence, and potential; funding prospects; plan for growth, and the existence of balanced company leadership, among other qualities. The award will be presented during the New Product Award press conference, Tuesday from 5:00 - 5:45 p.m., in the SLAS Exhibition Theater.

Learn more about Innovation AveNEW.

Learn more about the SLAS Ignite Award.

 

SLAS Ignite Academic Collaboration Presentations

Monday, February 4 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Location: Exhibition Theater
Tuesday, February 5 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Location: Exhibition Theater

SLAS Ignite introduced Academic Collaboration Presentations in the Exhibition Theater at SLAS2018. These competitive presentations, specially selected by a judging panel, allow academic researchers and their institutions to showcase their research capabilities to an audience of prospective collaboration partners. 

Visit the SLAS Ignite Collaboration Presentations page for the full schedule. 

 

SLAS Ignite Panel Discussion:
Closing the Academic-Industry Innovation Gap

Monday, February 4 | 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. | Location: Room 152B

How do great ideas become new companies? What types of scientific gaps do pharma, biotech and technology companies have? How can we tighten collaboration between these two tribes?

Join a panel of experts from the entrepreneurial and technical worlds as they answer those questions and share their expertise. This discussion is aimed at academics, students and early-stage entrepreneurs; however, anyone interested in innovation “war stories” is invited to attend.

View the list of panelists, their bios and additional panel information.

 

SLAS Ignite Partnership Program

Location: Connect online. Meet in Partnership Lounge in Exhibition.

The SLAS Ignite Partnership Program provides a platform for contract relations and partnering professionals to find and meet with prospective academic partners. Here, attendees can connect with each other to generate discussions and meetings that could result in pioneering research or commercialization opportunities. Access the Ignite Partnership Program through the Event Scheduler and conference app.

View complete SLAS Ignite Partnership Program details

 

SLAS Ignite Short Course:
Why it Matters: Value Propositions in Scientific Innovation

Sunday, February 3 | 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. | Location: Room 154AB

This half-day, pre-conference course was designed to help project managers, entrepreneurs and other new product development stakeholders define a clear path to a successful go-to-market strategy. Learn how to create a clear and concise customer value proposition without losing focus when pursuing innovation.

View complete course details


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