Lecture: Bringing ideas to life and research to market. From academia to start-up, real life cases
In this lecture, BioInnovation Institute Foundation (BII) focus on the journey from academia to start-up company in the life-science field. In April 2023, BII reached an impressive milestone with DKK 3 billion (EUR 412 million) raised by BioInnovation Institute portfolio companies to date. It is often a winding road to success for an entrepreneur. At BII, the start-ups receive help to take the first steps to embark on an entrepreneurial journey filled with ups and downs.Read more
In this lecture, BioInnovation Institute Foundation (BII) focus on the journey from academia to start-up company in the life-science field. In April 2023, BII reached an impressive milestone with DKK 3 billion (EUR 412 million) raised by BioInnovation Institute portfolio companies to date.
It is often a winding road to success for an entrepreneur. At BII, the start-ups receive help to take the first steps to embark on an entrepreneurial journey filled with ups and downs.
Jens Nielsen, CEO of BioInnovation Institute, will deep dive into some of the key learnings that BII has made since its inauguration in 2018 and showcase some of the essential elements in BII’s program that are crucial in helping academic founders succeed in their entrepreneurial endeavors. Through different start-up stories he will also touch upon the fact that even though no life science start-up journey is completely alike there are still some key approaches on how to work with life science innovation that can be applied with success to bring research to the market to the benefit of people and society.
This will be a truly inspiring afternoon.
In 2017, The Novo Nordisk Foundation awarded EUR 53 million over three years to establish BII. In the fall of 2018, BII cut the ribbon to its new offices and lab facilities after months of intensive work. Right from the beginning, life science entrepreneurs flocked to BII, resulting in much more applicants than available spots in its programs. Just two years later, BII was spun out as an independent foundation with long-term financing from the Novo Nordisk Foundation of up to EUR 470 million over 10 years.
Visit BII https://bii.dk/ and learn more about their inspiring setup.
Tuborg Havnevej 19 2900 Hellerup
at the Novo Nordisk Foundation
Cecilie Ammitzbøll, CTO and Co-founder
Camilla Kloss Fenneberg, CEO
Jarne Elleholm, Chairman & Co-founder
The Science Cluster Lectures is a series of open lectures for all researchers and others interested in bioscience, biotechnology and health. Every 4 weeks, on Thursday evenings, you are invited for lectures on themes with a general interest for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers and bioscience researchers in general. Often there will be a cross-disciplinary focus.
This will be a hybrid lecture with the possibility of attending both virtually and physically. Please note that we have a limited capacity for how many we allow to participate physically, and seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Yes. We take oral questions from physical audience and written questions from virtual participants.
You are very welcome to join the ‘Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster’s Linkedin and/or Facebook group. There you will find information about upcoming lectures, and much more.
If you arrive by car, you can park for free in front or at the side of Tuborg Havnevej 19. If that is full, there is 2 hours free parking in the parking to the Waterfront shopping mall at the end of the road. Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166), nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.
Contact Mathias Ahnfeldt at MHF@novo.dk
Please help us respecting our speakers, as well as keeping track of the numbers and optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Conference Manager or send an email to Mathias Ahnfeldt at MHF@novo.dk
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No, you do not have to bring your ticket, but registration is mandatory for participation. You will find a tag with your name on it when you arrive.