BioIndustry Association Supports OneStart Competition

Published: Jan 23, 2013

23 January 2013 -- The BioIndustry Association (BIA) is proud to support the OneStart business plan competition launched by SR One in association with Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable and Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst.

The competition, which is designed to encourage the next generation of life sciences entrepreneurs in Europe, offers a £100,000 prize as well as laboratory space at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst. The winners will also receive a one-year membership of the BIA, which offers access to our business solutions programme and industry-leading events.

Welcoming the OneStart competition, Steve Bates, BIA Chief Executive Officer, said: "It is fantastic to see the launch of the richest life sciences business plan competition in the world. I hope that the next generation of UK life science entrepreneurs are inspired to bring their ideas to fruition.

"In addition to the cash prize, the winning bio-entrepreneur will be given access to the contacts, network and support to succeed in a key sector for jobs and growth in the future."

For further information, please contact Robert Winder, Head of Communications,, 020 7630 2191; mobile 07825 942 934.


BioIndustry Association

Founded over 20 years ago at the infancy of biotechnology, the BioIndustry Association (BIA) is the trade association for innovative enterprises involved in UK bioscience. Members include emerging and more established bioscience companies; pharmaceutical companies; academic, research and philanthropic organisations; and service providers to the bioscience sector. The BIA represents the interests of its members to a broad section of stakeholders, from government and regulators to patient groups and the media. Our goal is to secure the UK's position as a global hub and as the best location for innovative research and commercialisation, enabling our world-leading research base to deliver healthcare solutions that can truly make a difference to people's lives. For further information, please go to

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