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University of Exeter joins Bioindustry Association

27 July 2023

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University of Exeter joins Bioindustry Association

The University of Exeter is now a member of the BioIndustry Association (BIA) — an influential trade association within the UK Health and Life Sciences ecosystem. 

BIA is the voice of the innovative life sciences and biotech industry, enabling and connecting the UK ecosystem so businesses can start, grow and deliver world-changing innovation. It represents over 500 biotech and life science companies of all sizes, including start-ups, SMEs and big pharma, as well as academic institutions, research organisations, charities and service providers to the sector.

In addition to discounts on industry-leading events and access to members-only events, groups and content, BIA also offers a business solutions scheme that allows member organisations to influence policy, connect with their peers and potential collaborators and save money.

Translational and Entrepreneurial Support Programmes

Around 50% of BIA’s members are SME corporates (spin-outs through to scaling biotechs), with good representation from large corporates (big pharma, etc.), universities, charities, investors etc. BIA also offers BIA PULSE program and Start-up festival, two events focused on our early-stage community and commercialisation. Both will run again in 2024 and could be valuable events for the University’s potential spin-outs and tech transfer team.

The BIA BIGIMPACT campaign may interest those researchers in the data/digital space looking to go into the life science space. Also, check out the BIA Innovation map which may be able to help any late-stage researchers find resources to help them commercialise.


Membership Setup

We are set up on the system and ready to engage with the BIA community. Some admin processes regarding our membership and benefits access: 


For more information please contact:

For additional information and or support, please contact Dr Kourosh Norouzi: at



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