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Network 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 60,000 biotechnology professionals in the state.

Below is a list of the opportunities:

  • BATON
    The BATON program pulls together a community of technology transfer offices, professional service providers and entrepreneurs to facilitate commercialization.

  • Ag Biotech Professional Forum
    This bi-monthly Forum provides an opportunity to connect, engage and inform members of this Global Hub of Ag Biotech on NC's diverse resources and how they can be leveraged to grow our state's ag and biotech economies while offering a unique setting for networking and engagement outside of our normal work spaces. 

  • Exchange Groups
    The Center offers Exchange Groups, which are networking groups that discuss varied topics in research, education and industry like laser technologies, plant molecular biology and immunology. There are networking opportunities across the state to bring educators, researchers and professionals together in one region to discuss topics related to biotechnology.

  • Biotech Forum
    In partnership with CED (formerly the Council for Entrepreneurial Development), the Biotech Forum is held periodically at NCBiotech 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.

  • North Carolina Pavilion
    Each year at the BIO International Organization’s annual conference, NCBiotech organizes an exhibit sponsored by companies, universities and organizations from North Carolina to attract interested parties to the state.