The GapSummit offers sponsors a global platform to present their brand alongside the biggest changemakers in the biotechnology sector, as well as the opportunity to reach out to 100 of the top Leaders of Tomorrow from around the world selected to attend.

To receive a sponsorship prospectus and for more information please contact: Felix Breyer President

We look forward to having you with us in Cambridge in 2018.

We are pleased to feature our current confirmed sponsors of the GapSummit 2018. We hugely value their support in enabling the Leaders of Tomorrow to connect with leading experts in biotechnology in order to collaboratively discuss solutions to the challenges facing the global bioeconomy. 


Platinum Sponsors

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC focuses on accelerating all stages of innovation worldwide and forming collaborations between entrepreneurs and Johnson & Johnson’s global healthcare businesses. Johnson & Johnson Innovation provides scientists, entrepreneurs and emerging companies with one-stop access to science and technology experts who can facilitate collaborations across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer companies of Johnson & Johnson. Under the Johnson & Johnson Innovation umbrella of businesses, we connect with innovators through our regional Innovation Centers, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLINX, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc. and our Business Development teams to create customized deals and novel collaborations that speed development of innovations to solve unmet needs in patients. For more information, visit or follow @JNJInnovation


We’re a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare.

GlaxoSmithKline plc was formed in 2000 as a result of a merger between Glaxo Wellcome plc and SmithKline Beecham plc, although our history can be traced back much further than that to London’s Plough Court Pharmacy in the 1700s.

Gold Sponsors


We are a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. Our global HQ is in Cambridge, UK. We are focused on three core therapeutic areas: Oncology; Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmune; and Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease. But, we also are opportunity-driven in Infectious Disease.AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that spans the discovery, development, manufacturing, distribution and worldwide commercialisation of primary care and speciality care medicines.


With one of the largest, most robust pipelines in the industry — including more than 120 research projects and product candidates — we comprise nearly half of AstraZeneca’s overall R&D portfolio. We are focused on three core therapeutic areas: Oncology; Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmune; and Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease. But, we also are opportunity-driven in Infectious Disease.


Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time.


Sanofi is a global life sciences company committed to improving access to healthcare and supporting the people we serve throughout the continuum of care. From prevention to treatment, Sanofi transforms scientific innovation into healthcare solutions, in human vaccines, rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular solutions and consumer healthcare. More than 100,000 people at Sanofi are dedicated to make a difference on patients’ daily life, wherever they live and enable them to enjoy a healthier life.

Silver Sponsors

Merck Group

Our pursuit is progress for people everywhere. That's why we take a closer look at things, ask questions and think ahead.

We've been around for almost 350 years, yet our majority owners are still the descendants of Friedrich Jacob Merck, the man who founded our company in Darmstadt, Germany in 1668.

Since then, we have become a truly global company, with 50,000 employees in 66 countries working on breakthrough solutions and technologies. In 2016, we invested a total of € 2.0 billion in research and development.

We are Merck. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada. Here we operate as EMD Serono in the Biopharma business, as MilliporeSigma in the Life Science business, and as EMD Performance Materials in the materials business.

Bronze Sponsors

Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we are driving change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic conditions.

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity.

Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 42,000 people in 77 countries and markets its products in more than 165 countries.

Knowledge Partner

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. We help our clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. Over nearly a century, we’ve built a firm uniquely equipped to this task.


St John's College, University of Cambridge

St John's was founded in 1511. Its foundation charter, dated 9 April that year, was sealed by the executors of the foundress, Lady Margaret Beaufort mother of King Henry VII, who had died in 1509. The work of St John's College is built on its four aims. All our activities have their foundations in at least one of these guiding principles: Education, Religion, Learning and Research.

Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Trinity College was founded by Henry VIII in 1546, when he combined two existing colleges (King’s Hall and Michaelhouse) and seven hostels (Catherine’s, Garratt, Gregory’s, Ovyng’s, Physwick, St Margaret’s, and Tyler’s). Since then Trinity has flourished and grown, and is now a home to around 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates, and over 180 Fellows. Trinity exists to give its members a rewarding, richly resourced, and intellectually inspiring place in which to pursue their education and research.

Hotel du Vin & Bistro

Sitting snugly among the Grade II listed buildings of picturesque Trumpington Street, our Cambridge hotel was lovingly converted from old University buildings. Retaining the original character and stunning architectural features, this boutique Cambridge hotel is the ideal place to relax, celebrate or do business. Also known for its festivals, museums, theatres and open spaces, Cambridge is a town like no other. Our Cambridge hotel features 41 distinctive rooms and suites, each with a comfy custom-made bed, soft Egyptian cotton linen, large fluffy towels, and a monsoon shower or roll-top bath.