In yesterday's panel discussion on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Plattform Life Sciences, I discussed with the panelists Britta Thiele-Klapproth (Swiss Business Hub Germany) Matthias Kromayer (MIG Capital), Anne Burger (Catalym + Seamless Therapeutics) and a very lively audience from the IZB and BioM network on questions such as:_
What makes a strong location (or region?) for startups and SME's? How can life science regions further improve to fuel innovation and start-up dynamics?
How can founders find the right funding opportunities?
Several successful translational lighthouses have been launched in the BioRN Life Science Cluster Rhine-Neckar ecosystem:
BioLabs Heidelberg develops its strength in and around Heidelberg in the holistic support for founders
Public-private partnership concepts, such as beLab 2122 with Evotec support researchers in the early stages of drug discovery development
The new LBank Inno Growth BW Fund tripling private investments into BW startups
This is what makes the life science ecosystem Rhine-Neckar attractive and they may serve as inspiration for other regions.
Let’s join forces and help Germany catch up with leading nations in biotech!