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Since its beginning in 2001, the annual CGHI Innovation Summit (previously the Georgia Bio Life Sciences Summit) has grown into a must-attend event for Georgia’s bioscience community. The Summit provides a forum for professionals from industry, academia and government to discuss major trends and issues, including topics related to scientific research, product development, financing, business development and public policy. It is the one time each year companies and universities have the opportunity to showcase Georgia’s bioscience innovation. We expect approximately 600 professionals from across Georgia, the Southeast and the nation to participate in this year’s event.

The Summit also serves as the only life sciences exposition in Georgia with an exhibit hall featuring the latest research, technology and services at companies, universities and other organizations. In addition to plenary sessions featuring nationally and internationally renowned speakers, the day-long program will include breakout sessions featuring Industry Best Practices Roundtables, innovative research panels, CEO Chats, and company investor presentations. The program will cover the span of life science sectors including biotech/pharma, medical devices, diagnostics, academic research, agricultural biotechnology, and digital health.

This year’s Summit experience will highlight:

  • Perspectives from patients, industry leaders and researchers in all sectors of biosciences and medical innovation.

  • Keynote presentations.

  • Breakout sessions featuring research & innovation in Georgia; business issues around diversity and industry academic collaboration; entrepreneurial advice with some of Georgia’s industry leaders; small group industry best practices roundtables for life science industry professionals.

  • An exhibit hall featuring the latest research, technology and services at companies, universities and other organizations

  • Showcase of innovations from Georgia organization and individuals at the Scientific Poster Session, Company Showcase, Innovation Stage and PitchRounds.

  • One on One Partnering


Join the life science community on October 11th and see how one of the fastest growing industries in Georgia is impacting your community and patients around the world.

Helping Hands


Along with Georgia Bio staff, volunteers are essential to the success of the Summit. Submissions for volunteer applications are open.


There are a limited number of volunteer opportunities and first choice volunteer times are not guaranteed.  We encourage you to apply early!

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Contact Us

We have a team of staff here to help you with questions regarding your registration, exhibiting, partnering and how to get the most ROI out of the Summit. Please see below for the Summit manager.

Kristina Forbes
VP Operations, Center for Global Health Innovation
Phone 404.920.2043
Fax 404.448.3982

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