The Iowa Biotechnology Association is now accepting applications for biotech companies to present at the Partnering for Growth Biotech Innovation Showcase on March 20 in Ankeny. The top company selected by the event’s investor panel wins a $5,000 prize. IowaBio’s Partnering For Growth forum, the state’s biotechnology summit, follows on March 21 with educational presentations, panel discussions and networking activities aimed at sharing best practices and opportunities for collaboration within the industry. Keynote speakers include Bayan Takazawa, co-founder and chief business officer of Continuus Pharmaceuticals; John Swart, founder and president of Exemplar Genetics; Albrecht Kissel, president and CEO of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica; and Jeff Broin, chairman of Poet.