The biggest and the most important international event for biotechnology in the region of Central Europe.
Since its beginnings in 2000, BioForum has become a centre of innovative biobusiness that integrates entrepreneurs related to the fields of biotechnology, pharmacy and veterinary, as well as scientific research teams. Because of the fact, that partnership in CEE is speeding up, makes this region attractive for investors and companies from other parts of the world. At the very beginning, BioForum was a meeting platform for both scientists and entrepreneurs. Each year, it was growing up and gathering more and more participants – only from Poland at the beginning.
This growth and the demand for collaboration with other countries from the region, caused that in 2012 BioForum was held in Brno, Czech Republic and in 2013 it was organised in Budapest, Hungary. During that 2013 edition, Hungarian Biotechnology Association and Polish Biotechnology Association signed up a cooperative agreement. This document has indicated the most crucial purposes for development in life science sector in CEE. To indicate international range, undersecretary of Polish Ministry, Grazyna Henclewska and Cséfalvay Zoltán, vice minister of Hungarian National Economy were present. After two years abroad, BioForum came back to its home – Lodz, Poland in 2014 and it was a success.
The presence of Ada Yonath, 2011 Nobel Prize Winner from Israel, and Steven Burill, venture capitalist as keynote speakers was an important success factor. It was also the first time when biotechnology environment from South America was present on this event.
We do hope that next edition of BioForum will write another important chapter in CEE bio-business history.