Why is the Biotechgate digital partnering
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 meetings?
With the free basic access, you can do 10 free meetings over the 4 days. 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 subscriber
, 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 from
Monday, August 31st to Thursday, September 3rd. Registration is
already open and the partnering itself will open July 31st. The
1st round of scheduling will be done August 20th and then on a
How will the virtual meetings work?
The virtual meetings will take place from
midnight on Monday, 31st of August UK time. You can select your
time zone and choose when you will be available for meetings.
HelloPartnering will then select a time both parties are
available. You cannot pick a specific time/date yourself.
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
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 party?
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
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 here:
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 to "Premium access"?
Please register for free (see next
chapter). 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?
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.