NEWS RELEASE: BioNova’s BioPort 2021 Conference for Health and Life Sciences Kicks-Off Today

by | Nov 2, 2021 | News

Halifax, NS – November 2nd, 2021 – BioPort 2021, Atlantic Canada’s largest health and Life Sciences industry conference, kicks-off today and is set to explore the health and life sciences sector’s focus on ‘Thinking Bigger’ as the industry has become a turning point for health systems, and economic and societal recovery from COVID-19. The conference will also highlight the newest and most innovative health trends and technologies, and will take place virtually November 2-5, 2021.

BioPort will be featuring a talk from the Hon. Stephen McNeil, who will be speaking on Atlantic Economic Recovery on November 3 at 1:00 p.m. There will also be sessions focusing on the Atlantic Investment Bubble, investing in women in the sector, the impending east coast talent shortage, and a session on the rapidly growing fermentation sector among others. 

“Our focus this year is ‘Thinking Bigger’, with a plan to drive economic growth for Atlantic Canada using the Health and Life Science sector. We’re providing a hub for industry leaders and innovators to collaborate on a plan of action forward.” said Scott Moffitt, executive director of BioNova.

BioPort 2021 will also showcase seven of Atlantic Canada’s best health and life sciences innovators in its BioInnovation Challenge (BIC) business pitch competition. The BIC Semi-final live pitch competition, happening on Nov. 3rd (2-5pm), is 100% free and open to the public! Tickets for the BIC Finals, happening on Nov 5th (11-12pm), are available for a discounted price and registered attendees will be able to vote for the final winner.

A full copy of the program can be found here.

About BioNova
BioNova leads the Health and Life Sciences sector in Nova Scotia and is the host of the BioPort Conference and the BioInnovation Challenge. Our industry-led sector growth plan, BioFuture 2030, has made us the fastest growing sector in Atlantic Canada. We represent over 200 companies in Nova Scotia who raised over $75 million in investment dollars during the pandemic in 2020. Visit our website at 

About BioPort
BioPort provides a forum to educate, inform and inspire the life sciences community to develop their ideas, commercialize their technologies and build links within the region and with guests brought in from the U.S. and from around the world. For more information visit

For all media questions or information about accessing the conference please contact:
Shana Cristoferi
Marketing Manager, BioNova