This site is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

EBD Academy
Digital Courses

Digital Courses

Enhancing key business development skills and competencies for successful partnering and to accelerate career progression

Below you will find a list of upcoming classes taking place throughout the year.


Masterclass course offerings are ideal for professionals looking to develop an executive-level skillset.  

Course titles and dates are subject to change.

Advanced Business Development

For business development professionals who want to bring their skills in valuation, deal structuring, due diligence, negotiation and contracts to the next level.

March 1–11, 2022 

Product Valuation and Deal Structure

Learn about valuation concepts, methodologies, techniques, key valuation model factors, forecasting, analysis, decision support, and deal structuring to build the confidence to calculate and negotiate the financial aspects of partnering deals.

September 2022 
Dates TBD


For professionals who already have a business development role who want to gain experience with all parts of the negotiation process, learn the latest negotiation techniques and hone their skills for real-life dealmaking.  

August 2022
Dates TBD

2022 Fundamentals Level Course Offerings

The fundamental course offerings are ideal for those that are a leader in a biotech start-up, new to life science business development, considering a move into life science business development, or encounter these topics on a regular basis and would like to learn more.  

Course titles and dates are subject to change.

Pharmaceutical and Biotech Licensing

This course is designed for those new to life science business development and licensing, someone who encounters licensing on a regular basis and would like to learn more, or someone considering a move into life science business development. 

January 24 – April 7, 2022

Cross Border Collaboration

The course will cover the need for cross-border collaboration in the biotech sphere, the benefits and pitfalls of cross-border collaboration, the types of cross-border collaborations that biotechnology companies generally engage in, and what companies should know when engaging in cross-border collaboration

May 2022
Dates TBD

Due Diligence

This course is suitable for anyone likely to be involved in a due diligence evaluation and who would like to prepare for the process. Attendees may include executives and commercial managers and those in legal departments.  

October 2022
Dates TBD

IP for Partnering Deals

This course will present you with the key information to understand what is meant by IP, the types of IP available, focusing on patents, and how IP can impact the partnering process.

April 2022
Dates TBD

The benefits of EBD Academy courses

Enhance your skill set, industry knowledge, and network by: 

  • Accessing on-demand online course materials, including recorded lectures and readings
  • Engaging with the course instructor through live sessions, typically held each week the course is running 
  • Benchmarking the knowledge you have gained through virtual quizzes 
  • Building your network by connecting virtually with other course participants 
  • Claiming a printable course completion certificate upon completion of the virtual quizzes as well as an Acclaim badge that can be shared on social media, via email or embedded in a website 

About Us

Brought to you by EBD Group, EBD Academy courses enhance key skills and competencies that enable you to successfully navigate biopharma business development. With virtual course offerings in 2021, EBD Academy gives you the ability to conduct courses from anywhere in the world by accessing training materials and subject matter experts online. Our courses are developed and delivered by EBD Group’s expert network. EBD Group specializes in bringing people together, whether face-to-face at one of our life science partnering events or virtually through our online community of dealmakers and thought-leaders. Over the past two decades, our products and services have grown to become the heart of a highly networked ecosystem of industry collaborators. EBD Academy offered in-person pre-event courses at some of EBD Group’s flagship partnering conferences like BIO-Europe and BIO-Europe Spring. As EBD Group is able to bring our community together in-person again, we will consider the ability for us to run in-person trainings alongside the partnering events as well. Until then, we look forward to providing you with industry-leading business development training virtually.


Marketing & Business Development

TTY Biopharm Company Limited

The supporting notes for opening term sheet as a checklist were great and I really enjoyed the case studies.