4th edition – Full digital

TWB® Start-Up Day

“Industrial biotechnology: What are we up to?”

2 & 3 February 2021

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The 4th edition of TWB® START-UP DAY will be held on 2 & 3 February 2021 in a full digital format. The 2021 focus will be on “Industrial Biotechnology: What are we up to?”. This event, organised by TWB, is dedicated to the industrial biotechnology community and beyond; it puts in contact start-uppers and entrepreneurs with investors, SMEs and large corporation who have an interest in the field. The previous editions brought together nearly 200 attendees from more than 10 countries with 40+ start-up companies.

The program will consist in keynotes, thematic sessions and virtual BtoB meetings to build partnerships between the key players and experts from the biotech start-up business ecosytem.

NEW!

The 2021 edition will now host two pitch contests, one “Fast track it!” dedicated to start-ups who are developing their technologies and another new one “Go for it!” dedicated to entrepreneurs who are at the final stage of the ideation.

Winners of the pitch contests will be awarded:

  • “Fast track it!”: technical services on TWB platforms valued at €50,000 as well as participation opportunities within IAR (The French Bioeconomy cluster) community.
  • “Go for it!”: mentoring services, equivalent to four days, provided by TWB and its ecosystem as well as The French Tech Toulouse and ShakeUpFactory.

Programme

For this 4th edition, fully digital, TWB® START-UP DAY “Industrial Biotechnology: What are we up to?” aims to gather more than 250 start-uppers, investors, actors in industrial biotechnology for incredible talks around two major themes:

  • Circular bioeconomy
  • Data & Intelligence artificial

Biotech start-up contests

  • “Fast track it!” is a unique award to accelerate the development of a start-up and have the chance to win €50,000 of services on TWB platforms as well as participation opportunities within IAR (The French Bioeconomy cluster) community.

If you are a European industrial biotech start-up of 8 years old or less, with a TRL less than or equal to 6, answer the questionnaire and send your Executive Summary before midnight CET 18 January, 2021.
If you are selected, you will pitch during 5 minutes and will answer questions right after on 2 February 2021.

More information on the contest rules

 

  • “Go for it!” is an award to support the creation of a start-up and have the chance to win mentoring service, equivalent to four days, provided by TWB and its ecosystem as well as The French Tech Toulouse and ShakeUpFactory.

If you are a European industrial biotech start-up in progress or project of creation with a TRL less than or equal to 3, answer the questionnaire before midnight CET 18 January, 2021.
If you are selected, you will pitch during 5 minutes and will answer questions right after on 3 February 2021.

More information on the contest rules

Contests registration

Sponsoring

If you desire to make TWB® START-UP DAY possible by helping, investing and collaborating, it’s here!
Our networking and communication tools will be there to put forward your company.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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    Registration

    4th edition of TWB® START-UP DAY “Industrial Biotechnology: what are we up to?”.

    After your registration, you will receive a confirmation registration email immediately (in few minutes). In January, 2021, an email with the links of each event session and another one for the networking tool, Swapcard, will be sent.

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