ALA Expands Innovation AveNEW Program Globally Partnering with BioAlps Switzerland
Joint Initiative Creates BioAlps Exhibitor Delegate to LabAutomation2008
Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA, USA, January 26-30, 2008
CHICAGO The Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) is extremely pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with BioAlps Lake Geneva BioCluster, Switzerland, uniting the two scientific organizations to further expand ALAs Innovation AveNEW program.
Kicking off the calendar year, LabAutomation2008 is the platform event for established companies launching new products and services. Innovation AveNEW is an in-kind, cost-sensitive program affording emerging, start-up companies the opportunity to actively engage and participate in a world-class event which helps to grow and scale their business as well as directly connects them as an exhibitor with purchasing influencers and decision-makers from more than 40 countries.
According to ALA President Reinhold Schfer, Fachhochschule Wiesbaden, Germany strategically aligning with BioAlps helps both organizations deliver on their educational and business objectives.
Our mission for Innovation AveNEW is simple, said Schfer. We want to offer start-up, entrepreneurial companies from around the world in the laboratory automation and technology field a venue for positive, collaborative interaction and exposure for their product and/or service concept. Working with BioAlps, we will now be better able to communicate and connect with young companies in Europe.
There will be only eight start-up companies selected to participate in Innovation AveNew at LabAutomation2008, inclusive of the BioAlps Exhibitor Delegate. BioAlps is currently developing its scientific review panel to select the BioAlps Exhibitor Delegate at LabAutomation2008.
BioAlps General Secretary Raphael Conz believes the partnership with ALA is an excellent opportunity to help bring exposure to Switzerlands burgeoning biotechnology industry. We believe participating together with ALA in such a high-caliber program for young, start-up companies is critical for business development both here in Switzerland and abroad. With the support and involvement of our two organizations, we anticipate this program will be an immediate success.