Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 18th Annual

Strategic Alliance Management Congress

Advancing Pharmaceuticals through Collaborations & Partnerships

May 18-19, 2021


The development and successful approval of new drugs and therapies increasingly relies on the strategic partnerships forged across pharma, biotech, academia, and beyond, along various points in the pipeline. For these partnerships to be successful and mutually beneficial, partners on both sides must manage the process and people efficiently and effectively. The quantity, scope, and complexity of these alliances has ushered in new strategies, innovative approaches, and best practices to maximize value and to leverage partnerships above and beyond the deal.


Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 18th Annual Strategic Alliance Management Congress will bring together senior alliance management, business development, project management, technology transfer, and licensing professionals to network and share experiences, best practices, tools, insights, and perspectives in the art of alliance management.   


Coverage will include, but is not limited to:


  • Case studies of successful biopharma partnerships
  • Lessons from creation of ‘warp speed’ COVID-19 alliances
  • Impacts of travel restrictions on partnering: Tips & lessons for overcoming barriers, approaches to team building and partnering in a virtual world
  • Creating and managing effective academic and industry partnerships
  • Structuring alliance management functions: Centralized vs. decentralized   
  • Partnering to gain access to ML/AI capabilities   
  • Three-party collaboration and its alliance management
  • Alliance management/partnering with foreign partners; managing global alliances
  • Internal collaboration: Best practices for partnering with business development  
  • Roles and responsibilities of internal project team members: Alliance management vs. project management
  • Alliance lifecycle: Start-up, ongoing/long standing, close-out
  • Governance programs and best practices for governance
  • Key metrics to measure impact of alliance management
  • Hiring the right alliance manager candidates
  • Dealing with ailing or dysfunctional alliances
  • Managing organizational changes
  • Managing diverse portfolios
  • Innovative partnership models
  • Managing service-based partnerships

If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.


The deadline for priority consideration is December 10, 2020


All proposals are subject to review by session chairpersons and/or the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute policy, a select number of vendors and consultants who provide products and services will be offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.

For more details on the conference, please contact:
Bridget Kotelly

Conference Producer

Cambridge Innovation Institute

Phone: (+1) 781-5404



For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:
Shannon Kresge

Business Development Manager

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: (+1) 781-972-1343


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For details on the agenda, please contact:

Bridget Kotelly
Conference Producer
+1 781.972.5404