Unlock Success with BioForward Membership
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Networking & Connections
Greater Company Visibility
Talent Attraction & Retention
Where Innovation Meets Opportunity
BioForward’s mission is to grow Wisconsin biohealth companies and unite the industry to define and influence the future of healthcare
Deliver immediate and long-term value to biohealth and associate industry organizations
Position Wisconsin’s biohealth industry for continuing, sustainable growth
Promote the region and the strength of the biohealth industry on a local, regional, national, and international stage
Who is BioForward?
- Action-oriented membership association
- A long history of success
- Dedicated and experienced staff
- Offices in Madison and Milwaukee
- Board of Directors and membership made up of biggest Wisconsin biohealth industry organizations
Connect and Collaborate
BioForward’s robust networking opportunities and facilitated connections pave the way for collaborations that drive growth. Gain a competitive edge through BioForward’s educational events and opportunities.
Networking, Connections & Events Include:
- Making facilitated connections and introductions
- BioForward hosts the largest biohealth events in Wisconsin-
- Annual Member Meeting, Wisconsin Biohealth Summit, and the End of Year Celebration
- Women in Biohealth professional group
- Additional special events
- Associate Industry Knowledge Base to connect with resources to grow your business
industry leaders and peers attend the Wisconsin Biohealth Summit each year
Did you know?
According to a study done at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, networking is directly related to long-term career success and employee satisfaction.
With events that you truly cannot miss and our additional online and in-person events and groups, you have plenty of chances to get informed, meet new partners, and network with Wisconsin’s biohealth leaders!
Maximize Savings, Maximize Success
Our partnership with Fisher Scientific enables BioForward members to significantly reduce their operational costs with exclusive discounts on lab essentials. As a member, you can take advantage of the BioForward – Fisher BioSavings program
BioForward-Fisher BioSavings Program Benefits:
- Deep discounts off list price
- Free standard shipping
- Credits toward future purchases:
- based on all purchases
- for year-over-year growth
- for ordering online
saved by member companies in 2022
In addition to our partnership with Fisher Scientific, BioForward members have the opportunity to save with other vendors.
BIO Business Solution Program providers:
These BioForward Members also offer discounted rates to fellow members:
Stand united with BioForward’s state and federal advocacy efforts, shaping policies that impact the community. Make your voice heard and drive positive change.
In 2023, BioForward has worked diligently on advocating for the following issues:
SUPPORT: All Co-pays Count Legislation
Represents patients statewide whose health and finances are at risk from an unfair insurer policy that stops drug assistance programs from counting toward patient deductibles or out-of-pocket maximums.
SUPPORT: Increase in Refundable Research Tax Credit from 15% to 50%
Making your dollar stretch further! This increased tax credit improves cash flow and reduces federal and state taxes. Invest in new technologies, products and services.
SUPPORT: Complete Repeal of Personal Property Tax
Eliminate the red tape and recordkeeping from the personal property tax. Time and money can be spent investing in higher wages for employees and improvements to your business.
SUPPORT: Increase Funding to the UW System
Increasing funding to the UW System will ultimately improve the quality of the workforce coming into your organization.
Amplify Your Presence
Increase your company’s visibility and impact. As a BioForward member, you’ll gain a platform to showcase your brand, accomplishments, and innovations, connecting with a wider audience than ever before.
Company Visibility Includes:
- Recognition on website, newsletter, & social media
- Member blogs, profiles, news, and PR outreach
- Event sponsorship opportunities
digital impressions for members across social media and BioForward websites yearly
stories published locally & nationally for members
BioForward is your pathway to make sure your voice is heard on the local and national stage.
Access Exceptional Talent
Elevate your team with the best minds from our talent attraction and retention campaign. BioForward’s talent campaign offers unparalleled access to a pool of top-tier professionals, ensuring your company remains at the forefront of innovation.
Talent Attraction & Retention Includes:
- Investment of >$400,000 in PR services to attract talent and grow talent pool
- Extensive digital advertising to enhance the perception of Wisconsin and draw job seekers to our state
- Career center on BioForward’s website
digital impressions on talent campaign & awareness ads
virtual career fair attendees
Learn, Grow, Lead
Stay updated with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies, positioning your company as a true trailblazer. Our strategic initiatives and partnerships are in direct response to what members like you tell us they need right now to help their companies compete and succeed.
Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships Include:
- Educational partnerships to address critical workforce shortages
- Facilitating member-driven groups that bring companies together to discuss common interests
- Donations to support our community
given by BioForward on behalf of members through donations & sponsorships
As a member of the Wisconsin biohealth industry, you are a part of something BIG
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Join BioForward To Transform Your Company’s Trajectory!
Membership fees are based on the number of employees in your Wisconsin location.
|Government / Nonprofit / Education||$500|
Talk to a membership representative to learn more about exclusive benefits available to medallion members.