BioInItaly & Healthcare 2016

Milan, Italy - April 19-20, 2016

Where Biotech and Healthcare startups connect with financials and corporate investors

Ninth edition of BioInItaly Investment Forum 2016 & Intesa Sanpaolo StartUp Initiative, the yearly investment forum open to established biotech and healthcare companies, start-ups and projects from Italy but also from other European countries seeking for financial resources and strategic partnerships.
The event - in partnership with AssobiotecFondazione Filarete and Assobiomedica - will be held in Milan on April 19-20, at Palazzo BesanaPiazza Belgioioso, 1. April 19 will be entirely dedicated to Red Biotech (life sciences, diagnostics, drug discovery, drug delivery, therapy and treatment) and Green & White Biotech (biotech for environment and agriculture, biotech for industrial applications, biomaterials and biofuels, marine biotech). April 20 will be dedicated to HealthcareMedical Devices & E-health sectors.
Over the course of 2016, Assobiotec and Intesa Sanpaolo organized a national roadshow to introduce BioInItaly Investment Forum to enterprises and researchers and collect applications from the different regions. 
The roadshow calendar: 26 January, Florence; 27 January, Rome; 28 January, Naples; 1 February, Catania; 4 February, Milan; 8 February, Turin.
During the event two prizes will be assigned to the most promising projects:
- The Gabriele Corbelli Award will be assigned to the finalist team with the most effective pitch, as evaluated by Assobiotec and Intesa Sanpaolo StartUp Initiative. The award will entail coverage of travel and accommodation expenses for one European investment forum in 2015 or 2016, plus fifteen hours of free legal assistance in corporate and contractual matters offered by International law firm Bird&Bird.
- The Novartis Award will be assigned to the most promising oncology research project or startup, as evaluated by Novartis Oncology Italy among all applicants. The award will entail a trip to Basel Campus, one of Novartis’ leading worldwide oncology research center, with coverage of travel and accommodation expenses.
The main language of the event will be English; a translation service will be available to and from Italian.
Participation is free of charge: if you wish to attend as an investor or observer or if you need further information, please write us at
Attached the agenda of the day and a map to reach the venue.
** Gabriele Corbelli was co-founder of WISE, a nano-biotech start-up who developed an elastic metallized polymer for use in stretchable neuromodulation leads (with applications in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's). On April 18, 2012 Gabriele was scheduled to pitch with his team at the BioInItaly Investment Forum – however, during the night before the event, Gabriele passed away in his sleep. He was only 31 years old, and driven by a strong passion for innovation and technology which, he dreamed, could help improve the lives of neurodegenerative disease patients worldwide. Since 2013, the award for the most effective pitch is dedicated to his memory.