Connect With Colleagues
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center offers a number of industry groups and networking opportunities available to the public. There are many opportunities to network with the 59,000 biotechnology professionals in the state.
Below is a list of the opportunities:
The BATON program pulls together a community of technology transfer offices, professional service providers and entrepreneurs to facilitate commercialization.
In partnership with CED (formerly the Council for Entrepreneurial Development), the Biotech Forum is held three times a year at the Biotechnology Center to explore industry topics and trends.
Life Science Conference
Held in February, this conference attracts thousands from the state’s biotech industry for two days of speakers, panels and networking.
The Center offers Intellectual and Regional Exchange Groups. The IEGs are networking groups that discuss varied topics in research, education and industry like laser technologies, plant molecular biology and immunology. Providing networking opportunities across the state, the REGs were created to bring educators, researchers and professionals together in one region to discuss topics related to biotechnology.
North Carolina Pavilion
Each year at the BIO International Organization’s annual conference, the Biotechnology Center organizes an exhibit sponsored by companies, universities and organizations from North Carolina to attract interested parties to the state.