Industry Awards

Innovative Practices Awards | Best of Show | Benjamin Franklin Awards

Cambridge Healthtech Institute and Bio-IT World will again be recognizing and celebrating leaders in innovation through the following Awards Programs:

Innovative Practices Award
Bio-IT World has held a best practices award since 2003, highlighting outstanding examples of technology innovation in the life sciences. This year, we continue the tradition under a new name: Bio-IT World Innovative Practices Awards. The Innovative Practices Awards are designed to recognize partnerships and projects pushing our industry forward, striving to highlight strategies that can be widely shared and implemented across the industry to improve the quality, pace, and reach of our science. Winners will be announced in a plenary session at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, Boston, April 16-18, 2019. The advanced deadline (no fee) for entry is November 30, 2018 and the final deadline (fee) for entry is February 1, 2019. To view previous winners and submit a nomination, visit

The 2020 Best of Show Awards - Deadline for Submissions is March 6
offer exhibitors of the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo an exclusive opportunity to distinguish and highlight their products ranging from an innovative application, technology, tool, or solution from the competition. Judged by a team of leading industry experts, and Bio-IT World editors, this program identifies exceptional innovation in technologies used by life science professionals today. Products considered are new products, or significant product upgrades, introduced between April 2019 and April 2020. Winners are judged based on the products’ technical merit, functionality, innovation, and in-person presentations to the judges at the show. Please Note: Selection is NOT based upon level of sponsorship or exhibit participation.

To enter your product, fill out the online submission form. Access the form by visiting:

Benjamin Franklin Award
The Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences is a humanitarian/bioethics award presented annually by the Bioinformatics Organization to an individual who has, in his or her practice, promoted free and open access to the materials and methods used in the life sciences. Nominations are now being accepted! The winner will be announced during a plenary session at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, Boston, April 16-18, 2019. Full details including previous laureates and entry forms are available at

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