EBD Group and Inova Software Form Strategic Collaboration to Improve Partnering Productivity and Business Outcomes for the Life Science IndustryBusiness Wire, 10.07.2012
EBD Group, the leading partnering firm for the life science industry, and Inova Software, today announced a strategic collaboration that will make partnering in the life science industry a more effective, productive and outcomes-driven process.
Through this collaboration, Inova Software will link components of its "Inova Suite", the only end-to-end innovation framework designed to help customers explore and manage innovation opportunities at the critical juncture of science, un-met needs, and new business models, with EBD Group's partneringONE system that generates more than 40,000 one-to-one meetings at EBD group's six life science partnering events held annually around the world.
"EBD Group's family of partnering events is the largest and most productive partnering platform in the life science industry. Each year thousands of partnering opportunities are identified and engaged at EBD Group events," said Hansruedi Kottmann, President, Inova Software. "By providing a gateway from our innovation management software to EBD Group's partnering environment, companies will be able to more effectively identify and manage the workflows that lead to the acquisition of assets, technologies or delivery systems that drive their business forward."
"Partnering has become the primary strategy for moving innovation forward in the industry. Even so, many alliances fail, not for scientific or technical reasons, but more often for relationship reasons. Our strategic partnership with Inova will help companies who attend our partnering events and leverage our partneringONE system to better identify strategic partners, and effectively move those new relationships from ?meeting-to-deal'," said Carola Schropp, President, EBD Group.
About EBD Group
EBD Group is the leading partnering firm for the global life science industry. Since 1993, biotech, pharma and medical device companies have leveraged EBD Group's partnering conferences, technology and services to identify business opportunities and develop strategic relationships essential to their success.
EBD Group's conferences are run with the support of leading corporations and international trade associations and include:
- BIO-Europe® and BIO-Europe Spring®, Europe's largest life science partnering conferences, supported by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
- BioPharm America?, the fastest growing partnering event in North America
- EuroMedtech?, EBD Group's partnering event for the innovative medical technology industry
- BioEquity Europe, the investor conference co-organized with BioCentury Publications and BIO
- ChinaBio® Partnering Forum, the first dedicated biotech/pharma partnering conference in China, co-produced with ChinaBio® LLC
- Partnering for Global Impact®, a new partnering conference providing an innovative forum to partner, identify and generate social and philanthropic investment and funding opportunities
- Biotech Showcase?, a unique forum in San Francisco for presenting to investors and business development executives, co-produced with Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors
EBD Group's sophisticated web-based partnering service, partneringONE®, is used as the partnering engine at numerous third-party events around the world, and partnering360® is the open online community of life science dealmakers that enhances partnering experiences throughout the year.
Outside of the conference format, EBD Group's consultants provide hands-on assistance for firms seeking to in- or out-license products and technologies.
EBD Group has offices in the USA and Europe.
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Inova Software Inc., founded in 2001 is the leading provider of enterprise innovation management software solutions. Inova is the first and only company to provide solutions for the entire range of innovation management approaches that companies need to be successful today. We provide solutions to help:
- Fill the pipeline of new products through licensing, acquisitions and partnering
- Build and develop the pipeline through scouting for enabling technologies, ideas and related insights, and evaluating potential innovation proposals
- Reach out to external communities of experts, partners, and innovators to harness their insights, expertise, and technologies
Inova's software solutions are backed up by world class professional consultants who bring their software expertise, industry knowledge and best practices to every client engagement. Inova's solutions are empowered by the company's unique and powerful enrichment technology which makes possible connections between people, ideas and insights.