Digital business development event

Partnering for life sciences | May 18-20, 2020

Video Conference for Biotechgate Digital Partnering

We want to support the business development of start-up and early stage companies. Learn more about Biotechgate Digital Partnering.

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Support during COVID-19 crisis

As it is currently not possible to arrange face to face meetings we would like to offer companies the possibility to continue business development and interact with partners, clients, licensees / licensors and suppliers. This offer is for anybody working in business development in life sciences including biotech, medtech, pharma, diagnostics, healthtech, suppliers, consulting and not-for-profit organisations.

Free digital partnering

To support you in the COVID-19 crisis, we want to make this partnering available for free to companies interested to participate.

  • Publish your profile and define your availability
  • Contact participants and reply to incoming meeting requests
  • Attend your pre-scheduled digital meetings via video conferene calls

As a member company of any of our Biotechgate partners, you get free access to the premium version of Biotechgate Digital Partnering. If you are not a member of any of our partners, you still get free access with some limitations and a possibility to upgrade.


Biotechgate Digital Partnering is focusing on companies developing drugs, diagnostics and medical devices. The main objective of the event is to provide a platform for business development in the field of licensing and collaboration.

Below you find a list of some of the over 800 participating companies that joined Biotechgate Digital Partnering in May 2020.




Why is the Biotechgate digital partnering free?
We want to support Life Science companies in current COVID-19 crisis. Also, with our global Biotechgate partners, our business development Biotechgate database and our own HelloPartnering software, we at Venture Valuation are in a unique position to offer this service.
Can I do unlimited number of meetings?
With the free basic service, you can do 15 free meetings over the 3 days. If you and/or your organisation would like more meetings and meeting requests, you can up-grade to our premium service for USD 95 per delegate. If you are a member of a Biotechgate partner or a Biotechgate subscriber, you will get the premium partnering for free.
Who will participate?
We offer the premium partnering for free to all subscriber of Biotechgate and Biotechgate partner members (over 4'000 ). We offer our digital partnering to all life sciences companies and their business development and key management people. We expect over 1,000 participants.
The meeting is intended for business development for innovative biotechs, medtech, healthtechs and pharma - how come I am getting more requests from services providers and very little from pharma?
We have over 40 Pharma companies registered (10 of the top 20 Pharma companies) and 60 companies are actively looking for in-licensing opportunities. However, you will have to reach out to them, request a meeting and make sure they understand what you have to offer. Important is that your profile is up-to-date and you have an opportunity that is of interest to the other party. Service providers are also doing business development and are reaching out to companies potential interested in their services.
When will the partnering happen and what are key dates?
The virtual meeting will be scheduled from May 18th to May 20th. Registration will open on April 28th and the partnering itself will open May 5th. 1st scheduling will be done 12th of May and then on a continuous basis.
How will the virtual meeting work?
The virtual meeting will be scheduled from May 18th to May 20th from 6am to midnight UK time. You can select your time zone and choose when you will be available for meetings. HelloPartnering will then provide a time both parties are available.
How will I "e-meet" with the other party?
Once both parties have agreed to meet and the meeting is schedule by the software, we provide both parties a link to our virtual meeting tool. For most meetings this will be ZOOM for which we have purchased licenses for this meeting. If you cannot use ZOOM, please let us know, as we can provide an alternative solution. When you click on the link at the arranged time, you will be automatically connected to your meeting partner.
What are the software requirements for the meetings?
We use Zoom to connect the two parties. Zoom is available on almost any platform including tablets and smart phones. Once you click on the provided meeting link, you will be asked to use the downloaded Zoom app or download the app.
For a few meetings we may use a browser based video conferencing tool for which we recommend to use Firefox (click here for free download).
How can I test ZOOM and know that it works?
You can do a test ahead of time here, which also allows you to download the new app: Any additional help regarding ZOOM you find here:
Is ZOOM save to use?
We have purchased the licenses for ZOOM for all your meetings, so this is not a free license. We provide a unique link for each of your ZOOM meetings, which increase the security. Also, ZOOM has just upgraded their app (version 5.0 which you can download here: which now features GCM Encryption, so we encourage to use the newest version.
Who are the key target companies?
The free Biotechgate digital partnering is specifically targeted to start-up companies, small, early stage and innovative companies looking for partners, clients and licensees. Main focus is on the members of our partners, the Biotechgate subscribers, but also companies featured in Biotechgate.
Will this replace any face to face meetings?
No, we believe that face to face meetings and partnering events will still be very important in the future. We want to provide a solution for the time being when travel bans are still active and international meetings are not possible. We encourage you to continue visiting face to face business development meetings in the future.
How can I register?
Just click here to register and follow the instructions on the next page. Registration is free of charge. You can upgrade anytime after your registration has been completed.

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Biotechgate Digital Partnering
by Venture Valuation AG Switzerland (HQ)

Kasernenstrasse 11
8004 Zurich, Switzerland

+41 44 500 38 44

(9am − 5pm CET)

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Biotechgate Digital Partnering

Biotechgate Digital Partnering is offered by Venture Valuation VV Inc, Switzerland, who also owns and runs the Business Development database Biotechgate and HelloPartnering. The free partnering is intended to support the Life Science industry, specifically start-ups and small, innovative companies to continue their business development.

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