International Bioentrepreneurship Education Conference

The Journal of Commercial Biotechnology is sponsoring the first International Bioentrepreneurship Education Conference.

The conference is be an opportunity to connect and begin to discuss best practices in bio-entrepreneurship education. Attendees will share global education programs currently being offered, and will identify any gaps in education today. The program will focus on academic, credit-bearing degrees and certificates.

The conference is sponsored by:

  • The Johns Hopkins Center for Biotechnology Education
  • The University of Colorado
  • The Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

The conference will be held at the Johns Hopkins University, Rockville, Maryland campus, which is located in the heart of the Maryland Biotechnology Industry, just outside of Washington, DC, and near the National Institutes of Health and the FDA, and will begin Friday evening, June 15 at 5pm and will end Saturday evening, June 16. This is just before the BIO annual meeting.

Conference Details

Attendees:Administrators and Educators in academic, credit-bearing bioentrepreneurship, bio-innovation, biotechnology enterprise
Date:June 15-June 16, 2012
Location:Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, Rockville, MD
Accomodations:Click here for a list of hotels near the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Center
Sponsors:Johns Hopkins Center for Biotechnology Education, Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, University of Colorado
Objectives:1. Determine present status of global bioentrepreneurship education programs
2. Identify possible gaps in BioE education programming
3. Identify partnership opportunities between schools and programs
4. Identify challenges and opportunities for BioE programming
5. Identify needed resources for BioE education—what do we have and what do we need?

The conference will not include research presentations. However, the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology will be publishing the proceedings. If you would like to submit a formal article regarding bioentrepreneurship education, please contact Arlen Meyers at [email protected]


  1. Steven Ma
      February 15, 2012

    This sounds like a fantastic event, as it has been relatively difficult to assess the biotechnology entrepreneurship programs online.. A holistic and objective view of different programs will be very valuable. Really looking forward to this.

  2. Employment News
      February 16, 2012

    Bio entrepreneur education program is nothing but related to genetic engineering which helps the students to know in depth knowledge of the material and make commercial value of the product by applying biotechnology applications. As this event is very useful to students of biotechnology.

  3. elena
      February 24, 2016


    When will be the next one and how do I participate?