Innovation Prize Universal Biotech

The awarded ceremony will be held during the Innovation Days on October the 3rd, 2017

Innovation Prize 2017 – Yes you can!

For 8 years, the Innovation Prize rewards project holders in the field of Healthcare (Biotech, Medtech, E-Health). Open to young start-ups (< 8 years old) and academic laboratories, this competition became a main Life Science event, involving 38 countries and 259 participants in 2016.

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Projects in 2017

Projects since 2009

Jury Members in 2017


Therapeutic Areas


The Jury comprises several major Healthcare companies, pharmaceutical laboratories, biotechnology societies, and public institutions together with a law firm specialized in intellectual property. They will evaluate the submitted projects following these 5 criteria:
• The scientific quality of the innovation
• The quality of the team
• The strength of intellectual property
• The project feasibility
• The chances of success on the market

Applications submitted in the categories of Biotech, Medtech, and Digitech will be selected after 3 evaluation rounds from May to October. Among each category, the most innovative project will be awarded during a special event on October the 3rd 2017 in Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris, France.
The Innovation Prize 2017 allows its participants to:
• Win up to €30 000 for each laureate including financial dotation and consulting services,
• Increase their visibility in the Life Science market field,
• Have their project evaluated by experts,
• Optimize their Business Plan.