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BIO-Europe Spring Barcelona 2017

BIO-Europe Spring (BES), the premier springtime partnering conference which takes place in Europe and every year attracts during three days international biotech, pharma and financial professionals, returned to Barcelona in 20-22 March 2017, following the success of the editions held in 2010 and 2013. This edition was organized by EBD Group, with the collaboration of Biocat and ACCIÓ leading the Host Committee.

The 2017 edition brought together more than 2,500 delegates from 1,440 companies from 58 countries. The tradeshow set a record in Catalan presence: 110 companies and institutions and 195 delegates. 


BIO Europe Spring Barcelona 2017

The premier European springtime partnering conference


BIO-Europe Spring is the main springtime partnering conference of the sector and attracts every year (for three days) the main biotech, pharma and financial leaders and emerging companies. Barcelona, where the fair was held in 2010 and 2013, was the base again of the 2017 edition. The congress was an excellent opportunity to further strengthen the strategic positioning of Catalonia and Barcelona as a leading center of international business in the health and life sciences.

Attendees had three days to hold private 30 minutes-meetings with other business executives and international developers, with the possibility to keep up to 20 meetings / day. The BioRegion of Catalonia had a booth at the fair of 56 m2. As previous editions, Biocat coordinated the Catalan delegation. A total of 195 delegates from 110 Catalan companies and entities participated in the fair, that represented 71.8% of the total Spanish companies. Eight of them made a presentation of their company:  AlmirallChemotargets, EsteveGebro Pharma, Laboratorios Rubió, Minoryx TherapeuticsOryzon Genomics and Solti.

The tradeshow counted with 65 exhibitors, 11 of them catalan companies and institutions:  Almirall, BCN Peptides, Esteve, Ferrer in Code, Gebro Pharma, GP Pharm, Laboratorios Rubió, Mind the Byte, Oryzon Genomics, Zeclínics and Biocat. 

Donwload the  List of Catalan Companies and Institutions Participating at BIO-Europe Spring 2017.


Download the catalogue “The BioRegion of Catalonia at BIO-Europe Spring 2017” where you can find all the information regarding the Catalan participation in the conference.

BIO-Europe Spring 2017 was organized by EBD Group —a firm specialized in partnering between key players in life sciences sector worldwide— with the collaboration of Biocat and ACCIÓ as a Host Committee. Although one-to-one meetings were the highlight of the event, it also featured workshops and company presentations about different topics like business development and enterpreneurship or R&D. The conference was an excellent opportunity for companies and organizations to identify business opportunities and scout new partners. 



During the BIO-Europe Spring, Biocat and ACCIÓ organized different activities* as members of the local Host Committee:

March 19, 2017

19.00 h - 21.30 h

BIO-Europe Spring 2017 Welcome Reception at Palau de Pedralbes

March 20, 2017

10.45 h - 11.15 h

Welcome Remarks & Plenary Session

17.45 h - 18.45 h

Champagne Reception

19.00 h - 21.30 h

Evening Networking Reception with Buffet-Style Dinner

March 21, 2017

8.00 - 9.00 h

UK Networking Breakfast

8.00 h - 9.30 h

Scandinavian and Catalan bridges on Biopharma

10.15 h - 11.45 h

Regenerative Medicines and their impact on Healthcare: from lab to market (workshop)

12.00 h - 13.30 h

Transatlantic cooperation in Precision Medicine (networking)

15.00 h - 18.00 h

Startup Slam Barcelona (quickfire showcase)

16.00 h - 17.00 h

Boost4Health informal reception at Biocat's booth

17.00 h - 17.15 h Pitch Fondo Tecnológico - ICEX (Invest in Spain)

17.45 h - 18.45 h

Exhibit Hall Hospitality Receptions

19.00 h - 22.00 h

Evening Networking Reception with Buffet-style dinner


March 22, 2017

10.15 h - 12.00 h

HealthTech Start-up Competition (quickfire showcase)

16.30 h

Closing Reception


Structure of the congress

  • Partnering meetings
  • Program full of conferences and workshops
  • Companies presentations
  • Exhibitor area (commercial and services)

Organized by:

Logo EBD Group

Host comittee:




Asebio     farmaindustria          


ICEX      Bcn Activa      


CataloniaBio      EIT Health     itemas




logo Gebro Pharma    logo bcn peptides    GP Pharm

Oryzon       Almirall      Logo Ysios Capital      

logo esteve