Startups participating in Innovation AveNEW can accelerate their brand visibility without incurring any costs. Situated in a premium section of the exhibition, participation in Innovation AveNEW directly connects you to global buyers and key decision-makers. Moreover, companies gain complimentary access to business consulting and can choose to vie for the esteemed SLAS Ignite Award. Applications are continuously welcomed for both the International and Europe Conferences & Exhibitions.
For those startups competing for the SLAS Ignite Award, an expert panel from SLAS will evaluate various aspects of your business. These include your marketing strategy, market footprint and potential, funding prospects, growth plans and the strength of your leadership team. Excelling in these criteria could earn you a $5,000 prize, offering not just financial support but also industry publicity and recognition.
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.
To ensure that participating startups are well-positioned for the Innovation AveNEW program, the following eligibility criteria will be considered:
Companies that have previously exhibited on Innovation AveNEW are not eligible to apply again. Innovation AveNEW companies are not permitted to purchase a booth on the exhibit floor.
By adhering to these criteria, Innovation AveNEW aims to attract startups that are mature enough to engage meaningfully with potential clients and investors, yet still young and agile enough to benefit from the program's offerings. If your company is more mature, we suggest applying for SLAS's New Product Award, which will support your mission and marketing strategy.
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:
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:
Deadline for Innovation AveNEW Applicants — Friday, 1 March
Need more information? Contact Stephanie Salerno, Program Coordinator