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BioEntrepreneurship & Innovation


Switzerland considers itself the global leader of innovation, and Zurich is a dominant innovation hub for the Life Sciences. Many biotech companies are founded by scientists, whose startups often face similar challenges and pitfalls. 
The BioEntrepreneurship & Innovation (BEI) Program supports aspiring entrepreneurs to soundly prepare and kick-start their spin-offs, taking a hands-on approach. In Module A, successful (Bio-)Entrepreneurs share their startup experiences to guide the participants towards developing and pitching their own startup idea.


Understanding the difference between science – invention – product
Learning the professional requirements for a startup venture
Knowing the basic legal and financial conditions as well as time lines for founders
The 3H team strategy for Founders to lead a successful company: Hipster - Hacker – Hustler
Intellectual property (IP), Finances, Startup planning
Acquisition of information needed to develop a company pitch


Prof. Dr. Dr. Simon P. Hoerstrup, Institute for Regenerative Medicine • IREM
Prof. Dr. Roger M. Nitsch, Institute for Regenerative Medicine • IREM
Successful startup founders

Target participants    

PhD candidates and postdocs.


27 May 2020

17 June 2020


Institute for Regenerative Medicine · IREM 
University of Zurich, Campus Schlieren
Wagistrasse 12 / 9th floor
8952 Schlieren - Zurich

Contact person & registration    

Dr. Christina Sina, Project Manager BioEntrepreneurship & Innovation
Phone: 044 63 57695

ECTS credit