Cancer is a disease that affects many people across our society with one in two being diagnosed with a type of cancer during their lifetime. Clinical developments driven by scientific research have already changed the lives of many suffering from this disease, but there continues to be an urgent need for fresh breakthroughs in cancer drug development. To maximise the opportunity for new innovations and thus bring the right therapies to the right patients faster, it is vital that we evolve the pharmaceutical clinical-development operating model.
The competition is directed at early-stage ventures aiming at developing new molecules for cancer treatment and is kindly supported by Cancer Research UK. You could be a clinician, a postdoctoral researcher, an established professor, a virtual biotech or even a student - it is the quality of the idea that counts, not your position. The competition is open to those seeking to further characterise or validate their drug target using cellular and molecular assays. Join this global endeavour to find new drugs and bring them to market faster!
BioTarget also aims to raise awareness for entrepreneurship and innovation amongst scientists. It allows you to showcase your innovation to a great audience, meet leading Biotech investors and industry professionals that can help you move your idea forward.
From all applications received, BioTarget will select the 8 most promising submissions, and invite you to a pitch event in London, UK.
Win several hundred free experiments conducted in Arctoris’ cloud lab for the three winners, which will be equal to one year of lab work (worth $100k for the first place)!
In addition to free experimentation, the three top winners will benefit from the BioTarget’s partners’ business support. This means free IP training, hands-on business mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs and executives, and access to a leading network of bio-entrepreneurs and investors.
The top 50 applicants join an exclusive network, and will be prominently featured on the Science Entrepreneur Club social media channels. In addition, the top 8 applicants will be invited to attend the pitch-day event in London.
1st prize: free experiments worth $100k
2nd prize: free experiments worth $50k
3rd prize: free experiments worth $20k
Top 8: invited to final pitch event
More prizes will be published soon!
Get your company promoted to an exclusive audience through all Science Entrepreneur Club channels + partners (article, interview and more).
Become part of a unique network and get the opportunity to connect to investors, industry professionals and fellow entrepreneurs.
Application are closed. Sign up to the Final Pitch Event!
What are the awards?
8 applicants will be invited to come to London for the pitch event in the 11th of June 2019. Out of these 8 applications, three will be awarded our grand prizes:
1st prize: free experiments worth $100k on arctoris.com
2nd prize: free experiments worth $50k on arctoris.com
3rd prize: free experiments worth $20k on arctoris.com
This means several hundred free experiments conducted in Arctoris’ cloud lab for the three winners, equal to about one year of lab work for the first winner.
In addition to free experimentation, all three winners benefit from the BioTarget’s partners business support. Top 8 candidates will have features on the Science Entrepreneur Club website and their community! This means free IP training, hands-on business mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs and executives, and access to a leading network of bio-entrepreneurs and investors.
Is my data secure?
Absolutely. We take data security very seriously. Everything you submit is kept strictly confidential, and will only be used by our panel to select the 8 most promising applications. All materials and copies will be destroyed after the judging process has been completed.
Who owns the IP?
Only you. BioTarget does not take any rights in the Intellectual Property. We are a biotech business competition, and aim to promote promising new endeavours in cancer research.
What is the timeline?
BioTarget opens on 04 February 2019 and we accept applications till 30th of April 2019. Our panel will judge the submissions, and select the 8 most promising applications to come to Oxford for our pitch event. The notifications/ invitations will be sent by the 06th of May 2019, and the pitch event will take place in London on the 11th of June 2019.
Are there are any costs/ strings attached?
No, applying to Biotarget is completely free, thanks to generous sponsorship from our partners. This includes your trip to London, if your application is ranked as one of the top 8.