Industry Awards

Innovative Practices Awards | Best of Show | Benjamin Franklin Award

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

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 the Wednesday, October 7, 2020 plenary session at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, Boston. The final deadline for entry is February 7, 2020. To view previous winners and submit a nomination, visit:

The 2020 Best of Show Awards offer exhibitors of the Bio-IT World Conference & 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 since the Bio-IT 2019 Conference. 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 in the Wednesday, October 7, 2020 plenary session at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, Boston. Full details including previous laureates and entry forms are available at

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