Entrepreneurship Teaching

Biotech Entrepreneurship Training Program at Heidelberg University

Our team is highly involved in the start-up eco-system in the Metropolitan Region Rhine-Neckar. At Heidelberg University we offer a compact course in the master’s program Molecular Biotechnology, the Biotech Entrepreneurship Training Program. The BETP course is open to the scientific community which has led to the engagement of PhDs and postdocs from DKFZ, EMBL, University Hospital Heidelberg and Mannheim, H-ITS, BioMed X, and Sciomics.

Since 2009 about 200 participants went through the program and received a training in how to translate academic results into viable business models.

The Biotech Entrepreneurship Training Program is a unique concept at Heidelberg University combining state-of-the-art entrepreneurship tools such as the Business Model Canvas by Alex Osterwalder with profound knowledge in life sciences.

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Biotech Entrepreneurship and Leadership Lectures at Heidelberg University

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – The quote by Rabindranath Tagore, who won the nobel price for literature in 1913, describes very well the mindset of startup founders. Yet, this attitude does not come naturally rather than evolving from meeting like-minded people or learning from role-models.

With the Biotech Entrepreneurship and Leadership Lectures we have created a lecture series where like-minded people can meet and discuss about entrepreneurship and innovation. Every two weeks during the semester, successful biotech entrepreneurs and business leaders share their experiences and lessons learned.

Specific entrepreneurship and leadership topics that will be addressed in detail include innovation & intellectual property, development of medicinal products & medical devices, regulatory affairs, business administration, human resources management, marketing & sales, public funding, and venture capital.

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