Why is the Biotechgate digital
We want to support Life Science companies
in the current COVID-19 crisis. Also, with our global Biotechgate
partners, our business development Biotechgate database and our
own HelloPartnering software, we at Venture Valuation are in a
unique position to offer this service.
Can I do unlimited number of
With the free basic access, you can hold 5 free meetings over the entire duration of the conference. If you and/or your organisation
would like more meetings and meeting requests, you can upgrade to
our premium service for USD 195 per delegate. If you are a member
of a Biotechgate partner or a Biotechgate
, you will get the premium partnering for free.
Who will participate?
We offer the premium partnering for free
to all subscribers of Biotechgate and Biotechgate partner members
(over 4,000 ). We offer our digital partnering to all life
sciences companies and their business development and key
management people. We expect again over 1,000 participants.
Who are the key target companies?
The free Biotechgate digital partnering is
specifically targeted to start-up companies, small, early stage
and innovative companies looking for partners, clients and
licensees. The main focus is on the members of our partners, the
Biotechgate subscribers, but also companies featured in
Will this replace any face to face
No, we believe that face to face meetings
and partnering events will still be very important in the future.
We want to provide a solution for the time being when travel bans
are still active and international meetings are not possible. We
encourage you to continue visiting face to face business
development meetings in the future.
The meeting is intended for business
development for innovative biotechs, medtechs, healthtechs and
pharma - how come I am getting more requests from service
providers and very little from pharma?
We expect to have over 100 Pharma
companies registered (15 of the top 20 Pharma companies) and even
more companies actively looking for in-licensing opportunities.
However, you will have to reach out to them, request a meeting
and make sure they understand what you have to offer. It is
important that your profile is up-to-date and you have an
opportunity that is of interest to the other party. Service
providers are also doing business development and are reaching
out to companies potentially interested in their services.
When will the partnering happen and what
are key dates?
The virtual meetings will take place
during the entire duration of the conference. Registration
usually opens three months before the conference.
How will the virtual meetings work?
Meetings will be held from midnight of the
first day of the conference until midnight of the last day (UK
time). You can define your personal availability and time zone on
the agenda page. HelloPartnering will then select a time where
all involved parties are available. You cannot pick a specific
How can I define or change my time zone?
You can edit your time zone in your personal profile. Click on
your name in the upper right corner and select "Personal
profile". The time zone can be edited in the section "Address".
Once the search and meeting request sections have been enabled,
you can also edit the time zone on the "Agenda" page. On the left
side you can see a column "Your local time" with the suggested
time zone for your system. Click on the displayed time zone to
confirm or edit your time zone settings.
How will I "e-meet" with the other
Once both parties have agreed to meet and
the meeting is schedule by the software, we provide both parties
a link to our virtual meeting tool. For most meetings this will
be Zoom for which we have purchased licenses for these meetings.
If you cannot use Zoom, please let us know, as we can provide an
alternative solution. When you click on the link at the arranged
time, you will be automatically connected with your meeting
What are the software requirements for
We use Zoom to connect the two parties. Zoom is available on
almost any platform including tablets and smart phones. Once you
click on the provided meeting link, you will be asked to use the
Zoom app or download the app if you haven't got it installed yet.
For a few meetings for participants which cannot use Zoom, we may
use a browser based video conferencing tool for which we
recommend to use Firefox (click here for free download
How can I test Zoom and know that it
Is Zoom safe to use?
We have purchased the licenses for Zoom for all your meetings, so
this is not a free license. We provide a unique link for each of
your Zoom meetings, which increase the security. Also, Zoom has
recently upgraded their app (version 5.0) which you can download
The new version now features GCM Encryption, so we encourage to
use the newest version.
Why has my accepted meeting not been
scheduled / why does it say "no mutual availability"?
If an accepted meeting changes status from
"accepted" to "no mutual availability" it means the system could
not find a mutually available timeslot in the agendas of both
parties. If this happens we encourage both parties to free up
more timeslots in their agendas; the system will then try to
schedule it in the next scheduling round. If you cannot open any
more slots, you also have the option to contact the other party
using the system's messenger function and kindly ask them to
check their schedule and free up more slots if possible.
Do I receive a notification if a new
meeting has been scheduled or a meeting request has arrived in my
To edit your notification settings, click
on your name in the upper right corner and select "Notification
preferences". In this section you can define if you want to
receive an email immediately or on a daily basis if you received
a new message, a new request, a cancellation or if a meeting has
been scheduled or re-scheduled. If you do not receive any
notification emails, please check if the notification feature is
enabled for your account. Please also check your spam filter and
add the domain "biotechgate.com" to the whitelist of your email
How can I upgrade my account?
Please register for free (see next
paragraph). After the registration has been completed, log in to
your Digital Partnering account. You find a button "Upgrade now"
on the lower right side. Just click on it and follow the
instructions on the screen.
How can I register?
Just click here to register
and follow the instructions on the next page. Registration is
free of charge. You can upgrade anytime after your registration
has been completed.