Translational Support

We provide translation support, especially by leveraging the unique combination of global pharma and leading academic institutions in the region
HAEP (Health Axis Europe Partnering): Tailored matching between global pharmaceutical companies and innovators (academia, SMEs, startups)
  • Custom fit connection: HAEP provides tailored project and technology scouting
  • Critical mass: HAEP sources technologies from a large international network of innovators
  • Reach: HAEP enables innovation pitches in front of high-level decision makers of global players Critical mass through HAE
HeiDelberg Discovery: Looking for new ways to finance and drive early stage life science projects in the region
  • Committed translational funding and drug discovery expertise for novel life science technologies
  • Joint investment industry and academia supported by public funding
Learning from international models                         -Conception phase ongoing-
HeiDelberg Incubator: working towards the establishment of a life science incubator in the region
  • Space and resources to nurture early stage projects
  • Cross fertilization among young entrepreneurs
  • Mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs
  • Investor ecosystem accompanying startups early on
  • Joint commitment of all stakeholders (industry, academia, public)
Learning from internationally successful incubator models       -Conception phase ongoing-
"Biolabs-Heidelberg-Projekt" - EY Deutscher Biotechnologie-Report 2020 >>
European Health Catapult: training and competition programme that boosts the development of top-notch European biotech, medtech and digital health start-ups
Training and competition program:
  • 360° Training to optimise business plan and pitch
  • International investor exposure
  • Connect with leading innovative life science startup peers
  • Prize money
Jointly organized by EIT Health and the Health Axis Europe (BioRN in lead)


BioRN Network e.V.

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D-69120 Heidelberg

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BioRN is the science and industry cluster of the Rhine-Main-Neckar region around Heidelberg, one of Germany’s strongest biotech hubs. It is a non-profit network fostering health innovations, supporting a rich translational ecosystem and promoting, representing and connecting the regional innovation stakeholders.

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