MassBio’s Innovation Services (MBIS) convenes, connects, and catalyzes the innovation ecosystem, serving as a platform to source, accelerate, partner, and fund innovation. 

The MBIS programs – Academic Outreach & Engagement, MassCONNECT®, and Pharma Days® / Partnering Days – create unique opportunities for meaningful connections with key opinion leaders and subject matter experts on a diverse set of topics including academic-industry collaborations, start-ups, partnering, and capital.

Contact Steve Powell for more information.

Academic Outreach & Engagement

MassBio’s Academic Outreach and Engagement initiatives connect academia and industry to accelerate academic innovation. It provides academic innovators with a sustainable access to resources and fosters partnerships between academia and industry.

Learn more about the Academic Outreach and Engagement programs here.


MassBio’s MassCONNECT program is the only entrepreneur mentorship program in Massachusetts that dives deep into the life sciences. MassCONNECT matches entrepreneurs and founders with seasoned life sciences professionals to catalyze and commercialize innovation.

Learn more about the MassCONNECT program here.

Partnering / Pharma Days®

MassBio offers turn-key events that enable precision partnering and branding by connecting biopharma, medical device, and digital health companies to their academic and early-stage targets.

Recent Partnering Days hosts include: Sanofi, Daiichi Sankyo, Otsuka, Eli Lilly, Baxter, and more.

If you are an early-stage company or academic interested in participating in partnering, licensing, and M&A opportunities, please fill out our form, explore our Biopharma Startup Toolkit, or contact Steve Powell for more information.