Innovation AveNEW

Innovation AveNEW

Companies selected for Innovation AveNEW are given the opportunity to elevate the promotion of their new company, product or service. This specially designated area of the exhibition will connect you to purchasing influencers and decision-makers from around the world — at no cost. Innovation AveNEW companies pay no fees and are rewarded with access to a global audience, business consulting and can opt-in to compete for the SLAS Ignite Award. Innovation AveNEW Applications are accepted year-round for the International Conference & Exhibition and the Europe Conference & Exhibition.

Innovation AveNEW companies who opt-in to compete for the SLAS Ignite Award will be judged by an SLAS panel on a combination of key concepts, including their marketing plan, market presence and potential; funding prospects; plan for growth and the existence of balanced company leadership, among other qualities, for a chance to win $5,000. Finally, Innovation AveNEW companies get automatic consideration in Pistoia Alliance’s President’s Startup Challenge.

The deadline to submit an Innovation AveNEW application is Monday, 7 June.

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Hear more about how Innovation AveNEW helped these past participants gain exposure:

Brain in a Dish: Neurix SA, 2021 Innovation AveNEW participant

At the Touch of Your Screen: FLUICS GmbH, 2021 Innovation AveNEW participant

Espresso Machine for DNA: Kilobaser GmbH, 2021 Innovation AveNEW participant

Like Recipes in a Kitchen: LabVoice, 2021 Innovation AveNEW participant

The Importance of Science and Health: Newormics, 2021 Innovation AveNEW participant

Mid-Brain Organoids: OrganoTherapeutics, 2021 Innovation AveNEW participant and New Product Award winner

Iscaffpharma Highlights Technology & Innovation AveNEW Opportunity

Synthace's Experience with Innovation AveNEW

2019 Ignite Award Winner: SEED Biosciences

Interested companies must align in some fashion with the area of life sciences and technology and while not required, an established relationship with a university, bioscience incubator or research institution is preferable. The company’s products and/or services must be available for sale/distribution within the year of their conference participation.

All applications are reviewed by the Innovation AveNEW Review Panel, who will evaluate applications for technical merit and commercial feasibility as well as other criteria, inclusive of, but not limited to:

  • Compelling science and technology
  • Clarity of vision and market opportunity (business plan)
  • Strength of management team
  • Impact on the field of life sciences discovery and technology
  • Start-up status

A single company may be selected for participation only one time. These spots go quickly!

SLAS reserves the right to select and deselect any company at any given time. All decisions are final. Companies selected for participation in Innovation AveNEW must agree to and adhere to the rules and regulations for participation.

SLAS is dedicated to advancing life sciences discovery and technology and connecting its users to each other. To fulfill that mission, companies selected to participate in Innovation AveNEW receive at no cost:

Innovation AveNEW will be offered for European attendees at three locations in 2021: SLAS Europe 2021 (in a fully digital capacity); SLAS European Sample Management Symposium (in person, capacity limited to two booths); AI-Powered Drug Discovery Symposium (in person, capacity limited to two booths).

Companies that exhibited at SLAS2021 Digital or SLAS Europe 2021 Digital will be allowed to apply for an in person AveNEW slot at SLAS2022 or SLAS Europe 2022 again.

  • SLAS Europe 2021 Digital: Monday, 7 June
  • SLAS European Sample Management Symposium: Monday, 27 September

Need more information? Contact Elizabeth Frank, Program Manager or at +1.630.256.SLAS (7527) ext. 102.