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.

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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:

  • Kiosk exhibit space on the floor of the Exhibition including space for a computer and literature, signage, an Internet connection and power. (Innovation AveNEW participants must have an official company representative present in their booth space at all times during show hours.)
  • Travel and lodging for one (1) person coordinated through SLAS Travel Service Desk (must be pre-approved, airfare up to $1,500 USD max per traveler and three nights lodging
  • Access to thousands of practicing life sciences researchers, purchasing decision-makers and potential business partners; ample time for networking
  • Access to SLAS Ignite entrepreneurial workshops and presentations, and opportunity to collaborate with expert life sciences business professionals
  • Invitation to be featured on the SLAS podcast, New Matter: Inside the Minds of SLAS Scientists
  • Mentorship opportunity to collaborate with expert life sciences business professionals
  • Finally, all participating companies are asked to submit a previously unpublished scientific manuscript (original research or a related review paper) for peer-reviewed publication in one of two SLAS journals — SLAS Discovery or SLAS Technology — post-conference.
  • SLAS Europe 2021: April 5, 2021
  • SLAS2022: October 11, 2021
  • SLAS Europe 2022: April 4, 2022

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