September 24, 2020

The 2020 National Xconomy Awards honors the outstanding achievements of the top individuals, companies, and organizations that make the country’s life sciences ecosystem the most vibrant and innovative in the world.

Building on the popularity and strength of the 2017-2019 Xconomy Awards Boston and the 2019 Xconomy Awards San Diego, the 2020 National Xconomy Awards winners will be chosen with guidance from a stellar panel of luminary judges. Tickets are now on sale for the Sept. 24 virtual ceremony and all proceeds will be donated. Join us as we celebrate those who create, innovate, lead, and inspire.

Who should apply?

The awards are open to individuals, companies, and organizations working across the life sciences, and feature innovations and business success in the biotech industry, medicine, academia, digital health, and healthcare. Only North American companies will be considered. You may submit multiple nominations and can nominate yourself.

Is there a nomination fee?

There is no fee for nominating.

When is the new nomination deadline?

Submissions will be accepted until Friday, July 17 at 5 p.m. PT. Submit your nomination here.

What if I already submitted a nomination?

Previous 2020 nominations will be automatically considered for the new expanded awards program. However, we do encourage you to resubmit if there are any updates that would improve your nomination. View the nomination form here.

How are finalists determined and when will they be announced?

All nominations will be carefully reviewed by our editorial staff, who will determine which are best qualified to become finalists. Entries will also be judged by appropriateness to category and provided supporting information. Successful applications tend to avoid marketing language, provide specific examples of why the nominee is a good fit for the category, explain how the nominee is doing things better or differently than others, and give a sense of the broader impact of these achievements or efforts on the biotech industry. The top nominations in each category will be announced on Monday, Aug 3. Sign up for event alerts here.

What is the Meet the Finalists program?

Starting on Sept. 8, leading up to the Sept. 24 awards celebration, we’ll host daily Meet the Finalists webcasts for each awards category. The 30-minute programs feature Xconomy Managing Editor Dan Stanton sitting down for a conversation with the nominees. Meet the Finalists will explore and reinforce why each has earned the distinction of being a 2020 National Xconomy Awards finalist, and provide invaluable insight into trendsetting life science technology, business, and entrepreneurship. Registration is free (details coming soon).

How are winners determined and when will they be announced?

Winners of all 10 awards will be announced during a fun, fast-paced, interactive online celebration on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 3-5 p.m. ET. The event includes:

• An insider’s look into our judges’ world, with insight on their evaluation and thought processes for choosing winners
• Short acceptance speeches from the winners
• Networking through our custom app that provides an attendee list, the ability to send private messages to all, and space for hosting company/personal profiles and documents

A $25 registration fee is required to attend the awards celebration, which will be donated. Purchase your ticket here.

How can I sponsor the 2020 Xconomy Awards event series?

Biocom, Goodwin Procter, Hughes Marino, and Medpace have already signed on as sponsors of this special series. Interested in aligning your brand with the prestigious Xconomy Awards? Contact