Held in February each year, the SLAS International Conference and Exhibition is the place to be for established life sciences and technology companies launching new products and services. Innovation AveNEW is a program designed specifically to enable emerging, start-up companies the opportunity to actively engage and participate in SLAS’s world-class event, helping to grow and scale their business as well as directly connecting them with purchasing influencers and decision-makers from around the world.
The mission for Innovation AveNEW is simple — to offer start-up, entrepreneurial companies in the area of life sciences and technology a venue for positive, collaborative interaction and exposure for their product and/or service concept. Innovation AveNEW participants are highlighted in a specially designated area on the exhibit floor.
Candidate companies must align in some fashion with the area of life sciences and technology, and while it is not required, an established relationship with a university, bioscience incubator, or research institution is preferable. The company’s products and/or services must be available for sale/distribution in the year of their conference participation.
Candidate applications will be accepted starting in August of the year prior to the SLAS International Conference and Exhibition.
All applications are reviewed by an Innovation AveNEW Review Panel, who will evaluate applications for technical merit and commercial feasibility as well as other criteria, inclusive of, but not limited to:
Only eight start-up companies are chosen for this program each year and a single company can be selected for participation only one time.
SLAS reserves the right to select and deselect any company at any given time. All decisions are final. Companies selected for participation in Innovation AveNEW must agree to and adhere to the rules and regulations for participation.
SLAS is dedicated to advancing life sciences discovery and technology and connecting its users to each other. To fulfill that mission, companies selected to participate in Innovation AveNEW receive at no cost*.
Finally, all participating companies are asked to submit a previously unpublished scientific manuscript (original research or a related review paper) for peer reviewed publication in JALA or JBS post-SLAS conference.
Applications Accepted: beginning in August
Application Deadline: mid-October
Selection Announcement: late October/early November