EBD Group collaborates with d&a Visual Insights™ to offer dynamic visual analytics of life science partnering

EBD Group, the leading partnering firm for the life science industry, today announced the formation of an alliance with d&a Visual Insights™, an Israel-based decision support business ecosystem platform to provide delegates to EBD Group partnering events with visual mapping of partnering activity and data. The Visual Insights intelligence software platform combines technology and research to automate data collection and analysis.

“This alliance expands our capability to provide visually appealing data to conference delegates and customers,” said Carola Schropp, President of EBD Group. “d&a’s visual mapping capability provides the intelligent solution we need to display our proprietary data on partnering, dealmaking and conference demographics. We are pleased to be working with d&a Visual Insights to improve the capabilities of our partnering platform.”

EBD Group and d&a Visual Insights will collaborate to publish maps for EBD Group’s premier life science partnering conferences to facilitate conference attendee recognition of the breadth and diversity in potential partner companies participating. EBD Group will also work with d&a on intelligent mapping of partnering data and exploration of membership growth within partnering360®, EBD Group’s global networking platform, the open online network for life science dealmakers.

“This partnership is directly aligned with our desire to provide more value to life science professionals around the globe,” said Gil Sadeh, CEO of d&a Visual Insights. “EBD Group events are known for their high quality and ability to bring together decision makers in the life sciences industry. We are confident that our visual maps and added intelligence will be a perfect addition to these great events.”

d&a will provide intelligence mapping for EBD Group’s upcoming BIO-Europe® international partnering conference in Hamburg, Germany, November 12–14, 2012. An example of a visual map created for the recent BioPharm America™ 2012 conference in Boston can be seen at

About d&a Visual Insights:
d&a Visual Insights™ is a tech-enabled service company that provides decision support based on ecosystem intelligence. By combining best-practice intelligence methodologies and advanced technologies, d&a answers stakeholders’ most critical questions related to innovation, competition, market research, business development, and more. Our approach is twofold. We provide a broad ecosystem overview of your industry as well as an intricately detailed view on each player within your ecosystem. With our unique methodology, we utilize our data mining and text analysis tools to collect signals from various sources. Using visual aids is a common intelligence practice to better interpret the gathered data, understand its context and simply making better decisions. The ecosystem maps create a common language between different players in the industry such as innovators, growers, market leaders, investors and more. Our intelligence experts connect the dots of this huge array of diverse signals. We then convert the information and intelligence into actionable insights aligned with your company’s needs to support your next move.
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About EBD Group

EBD Group is the leading partnering firm for the global life science industry. Since 1993, biotech, pharma and medical device companies have leveraged EBD Group’s partnering conferences, technology and services to identify business opportunities and develop strategic relationships essential to their success.

EBD Group’s conferences are run with the support of leading corporations and international trade associations and include:

  • BIO-Europe® and BIO-Europe Spring®, Europe’s largest life science partnering conferences, supported by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
  • BioPharm America™, the fastest growing partnering event in North America
  • Biotech Showcase™, a unique forum in San Francisco for presenting to investors and business development executives, co-produced with Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors
  • BioEquity Europe, the investor conference co-organized with BioCentury Publications and BIO
  • ChinaBio® Partnering Forum, the first dedicated biotech/pharma partnering conference in China, co-produced with ChinaBio® LLC
  • EuroMedtech™, EBD Group’s partnering event for the innovative medical technology industry
  • The Global Impact Forum™, a unique and innovative partnering conference in impact investing and venture philanthropy.

EBD Group’s sophisticated web-based partnering service, partneringONE®, is used as the partnering engine at numerous third-party events around the world, andpartnering360® is the open online community of life science dealmakers that enhances partnering experiences throughout the year.

EBD Group is an Informa company. Informa is the largest publicly-owned organizer of exhibitions, conferences and training in the world.

EBD Group has offices in the USA and Europe.

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About BIO-Europe 2013

The 19th annual BIO-Europe® event will be the largest biotechnology partnering conference held in Europe. Over 3,000 global decision makers from biotechnology, pharma and finance, representing upwards of 1,700 companies from over 50 countries, annually attend BIO-Europe to identify new business opportunities and develop strategic relationships. BIO-Europe features the industry’s most advanced web-based partnering system enabling delegates from all parts of the biotechnology value chain to quickly identify, engage and enter into strategic relationships that drive their business successfully forward. BIO-Europe will take place November 4–6, 2013 in Vienna, Austria.