Each year SLAS invites and encourages start-ups and emerging life sciences and technology companies to apply for an exhibition kiosk located within Innovation AveNEW, a specially designated area within the Exhibition. Companies whose applications are chosen for Innovation AveNEW are given the opportunity to actively engage in the SLAS International Conference and Exhibition without having to pay exhibition fees or travel costs*, helping to grow and scale their business and directly connecting them with purchasing influencers and decision-makers from around the world.
The mission for Innovation AveNEW is simple — to offer start-up, entrepreneurial companies in the area of life sciences and technology a venue for positive, collaborative interaction and exposure for their product and/or service concepts.
Interested companies must align in some fashion with the area of life sciences and technology, and while not required, an established relationship with a university, bioscience incubator or research institution is preferable. The company’s products and/or services must be available for sale/distribution within the year of their conference participation.
Candidate applications for SLAS2020 will be accepted starting in August 2019.
All applications are reviewed by the Innovation AveNEW Review Panel, who will evaluate applications for technical merit and commercial feasibility as well as other criteria, inclusive of, but not limited to:
Only eight start-up companies are chosen for this program each year and a single company can be selected for participation only one time.
SLAS reserves the right to select and deselect any company at any given time. All decisions are final. Companies selected for participation in Innovation AveNEW must agree to and adhere to the rules and regulations for participation.
SLAS is dedicated to advancing life sciences discovery and technology and connecting its users to each other. To fulfill that mission, companies selected to participate in Innovation AveNEW receive at no cost*:
Finally, all participating companies are asked to submit a previously unpublished scientific manuscript (original research or a related review paper) for peer reviewed publication in one of two SLAS journals — SLAS Discovery or SLAS Technology — post-conference.
Applications Accepted: beginning in August
Application Deadline: mid-October
Selection Announcement: late October/early November