Small Business Scholarship Program 2017

Thanks to Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's International Division BioForward is able to provide Small Business scholarships to BIO 2017 and other shows based on biohealth company need.  If there are shows that your organization would be interested in attending and would like to seek scholarship support for please contact

Small Business Scholarship funding is provided through the support of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and is a benefit of BioForward membership.  A dollar match will need to be provided to BioForward for this grant.

If your company is selected for a scholarship, BioForward will charge a $300 participation fee per person in order to guarantee participation in the program. This fee is refundable, provided that the company submits a post conference report of their activities at BIO 2017. The $300 will be reimbursed within 45 days of receiving the report. 

Small Business Scholarship Program for BIO 2017 is Now Open!

The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry and attracts the biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry.

Included in the passes, BIO One-on-One Partnering is the most efficient way to do business in the biotech and pharma industry without traveling all over the world. The BIO International Convention hosts 35,000+ 25-minute partnering meetings among 3,100+ biotechnology companies in 3.5 days. Meetings are pre-scheduled before you arrive and hosted in the BIO Business Forum as well as in Exhibitor Booths.

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Awards will be based on articulated need and are subject to specific criteria as described in the application. BioForward will select the scholarship recipients.

Key Dates

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
Scholarship Awards Announced: April 7, 2017
Proof of Registration and Attendance to BioForward: June 30th, 2017







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