Canada At BIO 2020


The Canadian presence at the first BIO Digital remained strong. Over 240 Canadians participated in BIO Digital with representatives from 155 Canadian companies conducting partnering meetings throughout the week.

During BIO Digital on June 11, BIOTECanada hosted Connect with Canada a webinar discussion with Minister Navdeep Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry), Nadine Beauger (President and CEO IRICoR) and Gordon McCauley (President and CEO AdMare BioInnovations). The discussion explored Canadian innovation in the face of COVID-19, and the role Canada’s biotech industry will play in driving economic recovery and growth post COVID-19. The Minister also recognized Canada’s biotech innovation sector as a strategic economic and social pillar both during and post COVID-19. The Minister specifically spoke to working with the industry to develop capacity throughout the biotech ecosystem including talent, funding and manufacturing. View recording here.

virtual partnering Resources

For years, BIO One-on-One Partnering™ has been the premier online system for fostering connections in the biopharma industry. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, BIO is committed to fostering collaboration as much as ever – that’s why they have enhanced BIO One-on-One Partnering to allow you to partner virtually.

As more partnering opportunities will likely be using a virtual platform, we are offering some helpful tips.

View webinar: Maximizing Your Investment Partnering Meetings at BIO 2020 (PART 1)
Cédric Bisson (Teralys Capital), Maha Katabi (Sofinnova Investments), Gordon McCauley (adMare BioInnovations)

View webinar: Maximizing Your Investment Partnering Meetings at BIO 2020 (PART 2)
Jamie Stiff (Genesys Capital), Anne Woods (SVB), Gordon McCauley (adMare BioInnovations)

Top 10 Take Aways for successful virtual partnering meetings.


2020 Global Catalyst program

Are you a life science firm interested in partnering opportunities?

Then the Global Catalyst Program is for you.

This free program is designed for Canadian SMEs to learn how to maximize partnering performance by offering a workshop/webinar and a series one-on one mentoring by MNE experienced in-licencing professionals.

All elements of the program are delivered virtually and therefore accessible to all SMEs across Canada.

Other Program Elements

  • Part 4: Post-BIO Business Development Support: Starting June 22nd

For more information or to register for part 4, click here.

To be a part of all things red & white, please contact Shaely Williams.


BIOTECanada’s bio digital post-event report

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