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September 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

BioForward is OBN’s ‘Roadmap for Growth’ Life Sciences event, designed to provide the support, skills, know-how and industry connections required to catalyse the growth of your company.

Now in its sixth year, BioForward is attended by leaders and decision makers of growing R&D companies across all therapy and technological areas, alongside companies who provide the specialist services, products, advice and expertise essential for all companies as they grow. 

BioForward Features:

  • An Industry exhibition showcasing 50 trusted industry suppliers across: Pre-clinical and clinical development, IP, tax & financial management, regulatory compliance, insurance, facilities, location management, manufacturing, lab supplies, communications, sales & marketing, business development, new technology, consultancy, HR & talent
  • A series of focused and practical workshop sessions
  • A full day of pre-scheduled, in-person 1-2-1 partnering meetings powered by PartneringONE
  • Plenty of formal and informal networking opportunities throughout the day

➡ View a short clip of our previous BioForward conference here, and see what it’s all about!

New Venue for 2024 – Oxford Technology Park​​

We are delighted to moving BioForward to a brand-new space for 2024 – Life Science REIT’s Oxford Technology Park. We will take a whole floor of one of the Tech Boxes, designed to provide state of the art office and advanced R&D laboratory space, and accommodate Oxford’s rapidly growing life science ecosystem. The Tech Boxes, ranging from 22,635 sq.ft to 45,580 sq.ft offer flexible space suitable for a variety of R&D, Laboratory, Office and Production uses, and a perfect home for OBN’s BioForward one-day conference as well!

Who should attend?

BioForward is targeted at two audience segments:

  • Growing life sciences R&D companies
  • High-quality life sciences service providers keen to interact with the R&D community

Ticket Type & Price*:

R&D Companies: first company ticket is complimentary

R&D Additional ticket: £80 + VAT

Non-R&D (OBN Member): £350 + VAT

Non-R&D (Non Member): £450 + VAT

Emerging Academic Entrepreneurs: Complimentary tickets are also available for entrepreneurial life sciences PhD or DPhil Students.

*Prices shown do not include VAT (at 20%)

All tickets include access to the exhibition, partnering, networking, catering and the drinks reception.  

Click here to book

Exhibiting & Sponsoring BioForward:

BioForward provides industry sponsors and exhibitors a highly valued, targeted and effective platform from which to showcase their company to a large and engaged audience of emerging R&D companies and fellow service providers across the life sciences industry.


Exhibition stands can be booked and paid for online here

Click here for full package details and prices.


September 24
8:00 am - 5:00 pm