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Make sure to submit by February 14th for your chance to receive prepaid bench space at BioLabs in San Diego!

Apply Now For the BI Innovation Prize! Winner Receives Golden Ticket to BioLabs

  • 2020-01-22T21:17:00.000+0000
  • San Diego
  • Author: Boehringer Ingelheim & BioLabs

Valued at $75,000, the winner, who will be announced during a Networking Reception that evening, will receive Boehringer Ingelheim’s ‘Golden Ticket’ – a voucher which represents prepaid rent for one reserved bench in BioLabs’ shared laboratory space in University Towne Centre for one year. Boehringer Ingelheim receives this ‘Golden Ticket’ as part of its sponsorship of the BioLabs facility.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their ideas in a poster session at BioLabs, San Diego, on February 27th, from which a final short-list is selected to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.

Entry Requirements

  • Early-stage innovators and spin-outs that are pursuing life-science therapeutic platform technologies and therapeutics (in any indication, any modality) are invited to participate. Diagnostics, Instrument development, and Health-IT are excluded.
  • Companies must be founded and have their principle place of business in California
  • Companies must not have a major partnership with another large bio-pharmaceutical company
  • Companies must be focused on new target concepts or drug discovery
How to Apply
Applicants must provide a non-confidential deck of no more than ten slides. Slides must address unmet medical need, solution, scientific principal, key data supporting the scientific principal, overview of business case, and intellectual property.

Deadline for submissions: February 14th, 2020

Submit your application now.

Register for the BI Innovation Prize Networking Reception.


5:00 pm – Arrival and Registration
5:30pm – Networking
6:15pm – BI Academy – TBD
7:15pm – Innovation Prize
  • 3rd Round Advancement
  • Judging
  • Award Ceremony
8:30pm – Conclusion