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GapSummit 2019 in the US for International Leaders of Tomorrow

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GapSummit 2019 is welcoming applications for Leaders of Tomorrow from all regions of the world. The main requirements are: early career, speak English, have an excellent academic and/or professional track record, and have strong written and oral communication skills. Past Leaders of Tomorrow are ineligible to apply to GapSummit 2019.Being a Leader of Tomorrow at GapSummit 2019 enables a wealth of opportunities, including:

  1. The ability to connect with world leaders in the biotech community, including industry CEOs, investors, policy makers, and pioneering scientists in academia, industry and government.
  2. Get to know other outstanding peers and future leaders from around the world.
  3. Experience the global biotech hub in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA.
  4. Discover career opportunities, identify career paths and network with potential employers.
  5. Expand your intellectual horizons and gain a comprehensive overview of pressing challenges that will need to be solved by 2050.
  6. Compete in the Voices of Tomorrow Competition to catalyze innovation, further develop your entrepreneurial skill sets, and win prizes and mentorship from partnering companies.


  • Students and Researchers:
  1. Undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students at international, world leading universities.
  2. Strong academic profiles in a broad spectrum of disciplines, including core biosciences, engineering, business, law, and policy.
  • Early-career professionals:
  1. Outstanding individuals at the start of their professional careers from top global organizations, including industry, non-profits, government, etc.
  2. Individuals with a passion for advancing the biotech industry and addressing grand challenges beyond solely developing their own careers.
  • Bio-entrepreneurs:

Visionaries who create breakthrough technology and service companies. Such enterprising individuals who challenge industry models, often with social causes as key drivers, will be of particular interest.

GapSummit 2019 will cover:

Accommodation and meals for all Leaders of Tomorrow during the conference.

About GapSummit:

GapSummit is an annual student-run, world-class biotechnology leadership summit with the core objectives of substantively discussing pressing challenges facing the bio-economy and catalyzing innovation to solve these challenges. As the only intergenerational conference of its kind, GapSummit competitively selects 100 Leaders of Tomorrow from around the world to attend and recruits current leaders across the global biotech community to inspire the next generation. GapSummit is proudly the flagship event of Global Biotech Revolution (GBR), a youth-led nonprofit which connects and develops future leaders to accelerate the growth and advancement of the global biotech ecosystem.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Accommodation, Food
Opportunity will take place in
United States
Required Documents

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
High School Diploma
Required Languages
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