GapSummit 2018 (Biotech-conference for young entrepreneurs)


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GapSummit2018, the flagship event of Global Biotech Revolution is GBR's global and inter-generational leadership summit in biotechnology.

It will be next held from 16th  to 18th  April 2018 at the University of Cambridge UK, one of the leading biotech clusters of the world.

Applications to GapSummit and the Voices of Tomorrow competition will open on 1st of September 2017 and close on 30th of  November 2017.

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Selection process

•    What are the biggest challenges facing the world over the next 30 years?
•    How should the biotech industry Bridge the Gaps?
•    What will healthcare and agriculture look like in 2050?
•    Are you, or do you know, a Leader of Tomorrow?

GapSummit2018 is seeking candidates who show a passion for resolving the grand challenges in biotechnology through:

 1. Engaging with current leaders on the major issues in the bio-economy.
 2. Undertaking projects to help resolve some of the biggest gaps in the industry.

Once a candidate has submitted an application, it will be reviewed and candidates may be invited for an online interview. Applications will include a CV submission and the applicant has to express her/his passion for biotech by answering three short questions or submit a video pitch. Please note: the quality and ingenuity of ideas expressed in the answers will inform the selection. Polished formulation and level of English do not influence selection.

To increase your chances of receiving a place, it is strongly encouraged that you participate in the Voices of Tomorrow global bio-innovation competition. If you wish to participate in the GapSummit and the Voices of Tomorrow competition as part of an already established team, groups of up to 4 people are welcome to apply. However, we will require separate applications from each of the group’s members and individual offers will be made to attend the GapSummit on the basis of individual merit. Applications will close on the 30th November 2017 and all final offers will be made by 21st December 2017.

Application deadlines

Applications for GapSummit 2018 will open on the 1st September and the final application round closes at 23:59 GMT on the 30th November 2017.

Please note, there will be a first round of selection for early-bird applications.

Early-bird applications close at 23:59 GMT on the 15th October 2017 and offers will be made by the 5th November 2017.
The final deadline for applications will be at 23:59 GMT on the 30th November 2017.

Interviews will be conducted between the 1st and 20th December 2017, with final offers made on the 21st December 2017.



Travel costs (max. €500) of selected participants can be reimbursed by the Doctoral Schools. Please submit an application for recognition at least one month prior to the event should you wish to have your travel costs reimbursed.