BeHEARD 2019/2020 Technology Prizes

Maximize exposure for your products/services to thousands of rare disease advocacy groups and researchers around the world by participating in the Rare Genomics Institute’s 2019-2020 BeHEARD Challenge and gain lasting returns on your investment.  Earn great stories to share from researchers like Professor Paul Trippier, Texas Tech University, who is engaged in original treatment discovery research using "Collaborative Drug Discovery Inc.’s…absolutely, incredibly useful software,” while gaining new customers like K. Melodi McSeeney, a PhD candidate working at Columbia University, who wrote, “I would definitely recommend Addgene and will use then again in the future." and Angela Bhalla from MD Anderson, who says, "I was first introduced to Snapgene during my postdoctoral training –  it is a wonderful tool that improves the efficiency and feasibility of cloning projects. I recommend it to everyone I know!"

Donating to rare disease research showcases to the world the value of your product/service plus leads to direct sales and ongoing personal relationships with thankful clients.  Ready to support BeHEARD 2019-2020 with your product or technology? Please scroll down to see which sponsorship level is right for you, and then fill in the vendor registration form at the bottom of this page . 

In the BeHEARD Challenge, we focus on in-kind donations of products and services from biotechnology companies, which we then provide as technology grants to rare disease researchers through a competitive application process. Companies are welcome to provide cash grants as well. There are four categories of BeHEARD sponsorship benefits based on the value of the donated product/service/cash:

Platinum Technology Sponsor ($50,000+ Value)

- Special Content: Dedicated team to generate a follow-up story 6-12 months after the challenge featuring how the winner utilized your technology and/or product to accelerate rare disease research. Sponsoring company can use this material for marketing purposes.
- Logo Placement: Position your company logo in premier locations and on our website throughout the challenge.
- Featured Technology: Dedicated featured page for your sponsored product/research services including associated media (e.g. images, videos, white papers, etc.).
- Content Distribution: Receive up to four opportunities to share and distribute a piece of content of your choice to the research community and our media partners.

Examples from previous competitions:

- Biovista (Drug repositioning service) : Up to $100,000 worth in drug repositioning services
- Taconic Biosciences (CRISPR mouse model) : 1 custom mouse model using CRISPR technology
- The Jackson Laboratory (Mouse models) : 1 custom mouse model, and up to $35,000 worth of mouse strains from JAX's collection
- Tute Genomics (Genome analysis software) : 1 year of free software access, allowing up to 100 exomes per month
- Cypher Genomics (Genome analysis software) : Up to 100 WGS or 200 exome or smaller panel analysis
- Maverix Biomics (Genome analysis software) : Up to 100 Exome DNA-seq variant analysis kits or mRNA-seq expression analysis kits
- DNA Software (Primer design software) : Licenses for primer/probe design and up to 100,000 qPCR data points analyzed

Gold Technology Sponsor ($25,000+ value)

- Logo Placement: Position your company logo in second premier locations and on our website throughout the challenge.
- Featured Technology: Dedicated featured page for your sponsored products/research services including associated media (e.g. images, videos, white papers, etc.).
- Content Distribution: Receive up to two opportunities to share and distribute a piece of content of your choice to the research community and our media partners.

Examples from previous competitions:

- Biocytogen (Gene editing cell lines) : Gene editing of cell lines using CRISPR/Cas9 technology
- MediSapiens (Genome analysis software) : 1 year of free software access to a selected participant

Silver Technology Sponsor ($10,000+ value)

- Logo Placement: Position your company logo in 3rd-level locations on the sponsors page throughout the challenge.
- Sponsored Technology: Placement of your sponsored products/research services on the rare disease challenge technology sponsorship page.
- Content Distribution: Receive up to one opportunity to share and distribute a piece of content of your choice to the research community and our media partners.

Examples from previous competitions:

- Genemarkers (Gene expression profiling) : Gene or microRNA expression analysis of 30 blood or tissue samples
- Collaborative Drug Discovery (Data management) : Packages for CDD Vault with CDD Vision for the duration of the project of the winner
- BioVariance (Bioinformatics consulting) : 10 days of project consulting with data analysis services
- Omicia (Genome analysis software) : 1 year of free Opal software access for the interpretation of up to 108 exomes or whole genomes
- Euformatics (Genome analysis software) : Up to 20 exome analysis with quality control and project consulting

Bronze Technology Sponsor ($5,000+ value)

- Logo Placement: Position your company logo in 4th level locations on the sponsors page throughout the challenge.
- Sponsored Technology: Placement of your sponsored products/research services on the rare disease challenge technology sponsorship page.

Examples from previous competitions:

- Addgene (Plasmid acquisition) : $5000 worth of plasmids
- Ameritech Biomedicines, Inc (Molecular biology tool) : $5000 worth of molecular biology tools
- Genetic Diagnostic Laboratories (Cytogenetic service) : Prenatal or postnatal cytogenetic service
- Neuro-Genetics Institute (Bioinformatics software) : Bioinformatics service for neurological disorders

BeHeard 2019-2020 Vendor Registration Form

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