Top Online Resources for Biotech Marketing Teams

Whether it’s networking, professional development or biotech industry news you seek, here’s a list of leading organizations and conferences to help you and your biotech marketing team stay inspired and ahead of the game. 

I’m often asked about marketing resources for biotech companies. There were very few online sources that has compiled this type information in one location, so I decided to create my own list that I hope you find helpful. I’ve included a brief synopsis of information, along with web links for each. I’ve also include resources specific to my state, Maine, and also the New England region.

Feel free to share others you would like to see included.

Marketing and Design

The Ad Club
http://www.adclub.org
Serving the New England marketing industry, the Ad Club presents over 30 events every year focused on networking, education, and professional development. Membership represents the best in class advertising agencies, media companies, and brands in the New England region.

AIGA
http://www.aiga.org
AIGA, is the national professional association for design, and one of the leading organizations providing professional development and resources for business owners, marketers and designers alike. Check your local AIGA chapter website for ongoing events.

Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference
http://gainconference2010.aiga.org
“Gain” is the premier biennial event for business and design leaders.

HOW Design Conference
http://www.howconference.com
Presented by the publishers of HOW magazine, this intense three-day annual design conference includes sessions on just about everything today’s marketers and designers face.

inHOWse Design Conference
http://www.inhowseconference.com
Also presented by the publishers of HOW magazine, this conference focuses on in-house marketing teams and designers.

POP Tech Conference
http://poptech.org/
This annual conference brings together a global community of cutting-edge leaders, thinkers, and doers from many different disciplines, to explore the social impact of new technologies, the forces of change shaping our future, and new approaches to solving the world’s most significant challenges.

Juice Conference
http://juiceconference.org
Juice 2.0, “Building Maine’s Innovation Networks”, will gather entrepreneurs, artists and statewide leaders to discuss the power of creativity and innovation in transforming Maine’s economy.

American Marketing Association
http://www.marketingpower.com

Maine Marketing Association
http://www.mainemarketingassociation.org

Maine Advertising Club
http://www.adclubofmaine.com

Biotechnology

BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization)
http://www.bio.org
BIO is the world’s largest biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business development and communications services for more than 1,100 members worldwide.

BIO International Convention
http://convention.bio.org 
With more than 17,000 attendees, the annual BIO International Convention is the world’s largest gathering of those in the biotechnology industry.

New England Biotech Association
http://www.newenglandbiotech.org
NEBA is a non-profit, member driven organization comprised of state biotech associations, biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, and other organizations with a collective mission to support and grow the biotechnology industry in New England.

Mass Bio
http://www.massbio.org
The leading advocate for this premier life science cluster, the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council is an association of more than 600 biotechnology companies, universities, academic institutions and others dedicated to advancing cutting edge research.

Maine Bioscience
http://www.mainebioscience.org
Maine Bioscience provides a forum for companies and non-profits to network and exchange ideas, to develop biotechnology and facilitate the formation and growth of biotech enterprises in Maine. 

Maine Technology Institute
http://www.mainetechnology.org
MTI is an industry-led, publicly-funded, nonprofit corporation offering early-stage capital and commercialization assistance in the form of competitive grants, loans and equity investment for the research, development and application of technologies that create new products, processes and services, generating high-quality jobs across Maine.

New York Biotech Association
http://www.nyba.org
The NYBA is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the development and growth of New York State based biotechnology related industries and institutions, and to strengthening the competitiveness of New York State as a premier global location for biotechnology/biomedical research, education and industry.

Council for Biotech Information
http://www.whybiotech.com
The Council for Biotechnology Information is a non-profit organization that communicates science-based information about the benefits and safety of agricultural biotechnology and its contributions to sustainable development.

Non-Profit

National Council of Nonprofits
http://www.councilofnonprofits.org
Helps to organize group purchasing programs, informational services and technical support to members.

Maine Association of Nonprofits
www.nonprofitmaine.org
MANP is a membership organization offering professional skill development programs, affordable healthcare and benefits plans, discounts on programs and services and advocacy resources, and is part of a national network of state associations.

Maine Successful Thinkers
http://www.mainesuccessfulthinkers.org
Open to all MST is dedicated to helping small businesses
grow through effective networking and relationship
building, while supporting local non-profit organizations.

New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits
http://www.nhnonprofits.org
It is our vision that the non-profit sector of New Hampshire will have high-quality, easily accessible capacity building resources, a variety of consistent opportunities for learning, and the support needed to sustain strong leadership that adapts creatively to change. As a result, the people, communities, and the environment of New Hampshire will thrive.

New York Council of Nonprofits
http://www.ccsnys.org
NYCON supports nonprofits and communities working to enhance quality of life in New York State. Providing a wide range of specialized technical assistance services, help with group purchasing, insurance, and help building long-term service relationships.

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