BIOSPAIN is one of the most important European biotechnology events and one of the biggest in the world, both in one-to-one meetings and number of participants. 34% of the delegates come from outside Spain. For the first time in 20 years, BIOSPAIN is returning to Barcelona, the leading biotechnology cluster in Spain.
Pavilion 1 - Fira de Barcelona fairgrounds - Montjuïc, Barcelona
Government of Catalonia, Biocat and Barcelona City Council
BIOSPAIN returns to Barcelona
BIOSPAIN, one of the leading congresses in Europe, brings together more than 2,000 professionals from the health, sustainable agri-food, and solutions against climate change fields, national and international, from 975 entities from 30 countries. The main objective of BIOSPAIN - which consists of several days and takes place every two years - is to promote innovation, investment, collaboration and new business opportunities. The conference is organized by ASEBIO and has the support of the Host Committee made up of Biocat, the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council.
The event also has the private support of Catalan sponsoring companies. As a Platinum sponsor Almirall and Grifols; Gold sponsors Asabys, Esteve, Klinea, Oryzon i Ysios Captal; Silver sponsors Asphalion, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Genesis Biomed, LIM Global, Nostrum Biodiscovery i Promega. As a Bronze sponsor Ayming and Welab Barcelona.
As Catalan collaborating entities are BIST, CataloniaBio & HealthTech and PRBB.
A total of 319 Catalan entities and companies participated in the fair, 32% of the total. Of these, 50 were exhibitors (20% of the total).
Pavilion of the BioRegion of Catalonia
The BioRegion of Catalonia will have its very own pavilion at BIOSPAIN. This unique space will provide startups from the BioRegion with exceptional visibility and a distinguished platform to showcase their groundbreaking solutions. The pavilion will offer these innovative companies their own meeting space, as well as an opportunity to make a pitch to potential investors. The startups that will be showcasing their cutting-edge solutions at the BioRegió de Catalonia Pavilion are:
- Stand 1: Remab Therapeutics
- Stand 2: D-Sight
- Stand 3: Biointaxis
- Stand 4: Gate2Brain
- Stand 5: DBGen Ocular Genomics
- Stand 6: MedBioinformatics Solutions
- Stand 7: CEBIOTEX
- Stand 8: Cytes Biotechnologies
- Stand 9: Aortyx
- Stand 10: BEYOND YOU (Formerly Exheus)
Minister of Business and Labour, Government of Catalonia; Sec. State for Commerce and President of ICEX; , President of AseBio; and , Mayor of BarcelonaRoger Torrent i Ramió,
The challenge of scaling up the capabilities and performance of biomanufacturing as a key factor for reindustrialization in Europe will be discussed.
The table sponsored by SANOFI will be moderated by Montse Daban, Director of Scientific Policy and Internationalization of Biocat.
With the participation of Robert Fabregat, CEO of Biocat.
European project Safe nmt.
Official reception to promote networking.
with the Science Park and Barcelona Activa
Session organized by Alira Health with the participation of Robert Fabregat, General Director of Biocat
The EDAH project will be explained, which aims to create a unified ecosystem for health data between EU Member States. It provides for a harmonized framework of rules, standards and practices, infrastructure and governance framework that facilitates the safe and responsible exchange of health information for primary and secondary use. It will be moderated by Montse Daban, Biocat's Director of Scientific Policy and Internationalization.
Event sponsor Merck has announced its Merck Advance Biotech Grant program, which recognizes outstanding emerging biotech companies and helps them on their path to commercialization, driving the next generation of medicines to market.
This session will explain the advantages of this plan and its application from several Spanish bioregions.
Sr. Ion Arocena Vélez, General Director AseBio, Sr. Ignacio García Fenol, Deputy General Directo Fomento de la Innovación del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación od Spain and the M. Hble. Sr. Pere Aragonès i Garcia, President of the Government of Catalonia.
the fair will be open to students for free, with a variety of activities centered on biotech careers. The primary goal of this day is to facilitate meetings between recruitment companies and professionals looking for work. Candidates will be able to schedule interviews through the TALENT matchmaking website during matchmaking sessions. The interviews will last no more than 10 minutes and will take place in cabins reserved for members.
The annual congress of the Association of Biotechnology Communicators, will also take place.
Full program of BIOSPAIN
BIOSPAIN 2023 in figures
entities from 30 countries
exhibiting Catalan companies and entities
attending Catalan companies
sessions organized as part of the program