BioParks 2013: International Partnerships for Innovation

Biotechnology as an economic development driver: join university research, science and technology park and economic development executives as they explore:

- Innovation Models for BioParks: Meeting the Challenges of Open Innovation for Both Large and Small Companies

- Partnerships Across Borders: Success Stories from Around the Globe

Hosted by University Technology Park at the Illinois Institute of Technology, (just 10 minutes from the convention site) BioParks 2013 will be a half-day pre-session in advance of BIO. Learn about partnering strategies which can drive economic growth, job creation and new opportunities for your region. Strengthen your network of global innovation professionals and tour University Technology Park's new incubator. 

Register Today 

April 22, 2013
Chicago, Illinois 
University Technology Park at the Illinois Institute of Technology
Preliminary Agenda 

Hosted by:


Registration - Information & Fees

Register Online

BioParks 2013 Fee: $345 per person.

* The BioParks 2013 Registration Fee includes attendance to all BioParks sessions and course materials, continental breakfast, break, and transportation to/from the McCormick Place plus, tour of the University Technology Park and Incubator. The BioParks 2013 Registration Fee does not include any participation at BIO events or sessions.  

If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Palmer at [email protected]

Registration, Payment & Cancellation/Refund Policy


Travel Logistics

Event Venue:

University Technology Park at the Illinois Institute of Technology 
Transportation will be provided from McCormick Place.  

Transportation will be provided to the University Technology Park from McCormick Place. The AURP BioParks 2013 motor coach will begin loading at 8:00 a.m. and depart from McCormick Place at 8:15 a.m.    

All guests are invited to attend the University Technology Park & Incubator Tour. Guests who are not attending the tour will return to McCormick Place by 12:00 p.m. Those attending the tour will return to McCormick Place by 1:00 p.m.


Visit the the BIO International Convention for a list of hotels in the area.

About the BIO International Convention: 

April 22-25, 2013
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois
BIO Web site

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. The event features keynotes and sessions from key policymakers, scientists, CEOs, and celebrities. Past speakers include President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tony Blair, Michael J. Fox, Sir Elton John, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, and General Colin Powell, among many others. The Convention also features the BIO Business Forum (One-on-One Partnering), hundreds of sessions covering biotech trends, policy issues and technological innovations, and the world's largest biotechnology exhibition - the BIO Exhibition. 

For more information on the BIO International Convention schedule, to register or for more information, visit the BIO International Convention Web site