BE Symposium

BE SymposiumBridging Biotechnology & Business

BE Symposium 2021

This year’s 2021 symposium theme is focused on research and technological advances in the field of biomedicine and biotechnology. Symposium is geared towards professionals: scientists working in academia and industry, students, and community members interested in this field. With the robust line of speakers, and panelist as our proud alumni, this symposium will allow attendees to gain insights on recent research and technological advances in the biotechnology field. Our engaging and interactive online panel discussion will provide networking opportunity and attendees will learn potential biotechnology & pharma related career paths. Hosted by Master of Medical Biotechnology Program at the Department of Chemistry & Bio-chemistry, University of Windsor, considering the pandemic (COVID-19) situation, this one-day symposium will be held on October 29, 2021 using online mode of delivery and is free for all attendees. We hope to see you there! Stay tuned for program information. 

For Student Registration: To be announced

For General Registration: To be announced

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BE Symposium 2017

The second biannual BE sympsoium will bring together science and business professionals: scientists, students, and future entrepreneurs who are interested in commercialization of research and innovation in the biotechnology industry. A special feature of this symposium will be the Medical Marijuana panel where legal, business, and science experts will share their thoughts, opinions, and knowledge about this new facet of the biotechnology industry. There will also be an opportunity for participants to discuss funding and grants and to learn more about career opportunities in the field. We hope to see you there! Stay tuned for program information.

For Student Registration: Is Now Closed.

For General Registration: Is Now Closed.

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BE Symposium 2015

The first ever BE symposium is geared towards emerging biotechnology professionals – students with an entrepreneurial interest, future technology trend-setters and scientists who are exploring how to commercialize their discoveries (from bench to market) and existing start-ups aiming for a sustainable future. The symposium will also serve as a networking platform where academics, researchers, industry professionals and investors will meet and share their insights on technology trends, discuss career opportunities and share stories of entrepreneurship success.

Registration is now closed. 

A special feature will be a business pitch competition where students in teams of up to four can promote their ideas. This year’s Bio Innovative Solutions (BIS) competition hopes to encourage entrepreneurial thinking and problem solving amongst University students. Teams will have the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of judges consisting of both industry professionals and researchers who will assess their proposals on the basis of three criteria:

  1. Innovation,
  2. Market Potential, and
  3. Technical Detail.

The BIS competition will facilitate inter-disciplinary interaction, research, and friendship which will be both academically and personally beneficial to participants. The connections made and practise gained over the course of this competition will enrich and diversify the knowledge and understanding of each participant’s field of study.

We hope that participants will gain new skills and discover new opportunities that will help them on their journeys.

Registration is now closed. You may email us at for more information.

Target Audience:

  • Biotechnology students, researchers and scientists

  • Biotechnology commercialization professionals

  • Biotechnology start-ups/spin-offs

  • Investors/venture capitalists and policy makers

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