bionj conference 2023

April 18, 2023
2023 BioPartnering Conference

Back in person after three years, BioNJ’s BioPartnering Conference brought together over 500 life sciences executives, investors, academic collaborators and business development professionals for networking, a full week of 1-1 partnering, company and start-up pitch presentations, exhibits and plenary sessions. Plus, a highly anticipated networking reception offered the perfect opportunity to connect with future partners and investors!

Attracting attendees from around the globe, BioNJ’s BioPartnering Conference was created to foster productive collaborations and partnerships, facilitate investment opportunities and bolster medical innovation.

Highlights from BioNJ’s 2022 BioPartnering Conference:

  • Nearly 550 attendees from 18 states, 11 countries as well as the District of Columbia
  • More than 100 investors looking for new opportunities
  • 53 company and start-up pitch presentations (see full eligibility requirements below)
  • 11 Academic and Research Institutions represented

BioPartnering Conference 2023

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 • 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, New Jersey 08873

Monday, April 17 and Wednesday-Friday, April 19-21, 2023


7:30 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
Registration & Networking Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Partnering Available

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Biotech Industry Overview: Stats, Trends & Lay of the Land

Presented by Phil Ross, Global Chair, Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
A Panel Discussion Presented by Johnson & Johnson Innovation

9:30 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Panel: Partnering & Raising Capital – Best Practices in Recovering Biotech Sector

A panel of experts will explore balancing the need to raise capital for medium-term pipeline gaps ahead of a possible reset of biotech valuations, including potential advantages of M&A, partnering with large pharma and better biotech/investor focus.

10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Networking Break: Visit Exhibits, Posters & Institution Alley

10:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Company Pitch Presentations

Entrepreneurs from academic/institutional, start-up and later stage companies will present their innovations. A Meet and Greet with the presenters will directly follow presentations.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Partnering Available

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Luncheon
Visit Exhibits, Posters & Institution Alley

1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Partnering Available

1:05 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Panel: Health Equity in Clinical Trials
On December 3, 2022, eight teams, competing for more than $20,000 in prize money, were tasked with developing a business plan defining a new solution, application or technology that can be used nationally to strengthen diversity in clinical trials and expand health equity. Hear from the three winning teams as they present their business plans live. Click here to peruse the resumes of the students from all eight teams.

Panel: Navigating the Journey from Start-Up to Commercialization in the Life Sciences Industry
A panel will explore opportunities to stretch and protect precious capital raised for infrastructure, banking, compliance and reporting development while maintaining appropriate controls, compliance and reporting to support growth from start-up to commercialization.

1:55 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Panel: The Path to Successful Value Creation and Partnering with Higher Education Institutions and Academic Medical Centers
Academic institutions are known to be a significant source of innovation, leading to some of the most successful entrepreneurial ventures. Hear from the experts at top institutions and companies that have leveraged academic-industry partnerships to commercialize new technologies and build thriving businesses. 
A Whole New Day at the NJEDA and Beyond: Raising Capital via Government-Supported Programs
The NJEDA has a long history of supporting businesses of all sizes to grow and invest in New Jersey. Learn about the wide breadth of fundraising opportunities now available, including non-dilutive and other funding options from the NJEDA, NJ Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology and more.

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Refreshments & Networking in the Exhibit Hall

2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Company Pitch Presentations

Entrepreneurs from academic/institutional, start-up and later stage companies will present their innovations. A Meet and Greet with the presenters will directly follow presentations.

4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Cocktail Reception & Awards Presentations

The perfect opportunity to keep the conversation going…connect with other attendees, investors and potential partners!