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Key Sessions

Clara Rodriguez Fernandez

How to grow a successful biotech startup

Labiotech

07:45 - 17:00 555 mins
Registration
Registration Opens
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RAI Amsterdam - Street Level, Entrance C

Please note: The registration desk will be open all day.

07:45 - 09:00 75 mins
Networking
Continental Breakfast
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Exhibit - Hall 12

07:45 - 17:00 555 mins
Exhibition
Exhibition Opens
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Exhibit - Hall 12

Please note: The exhibition floor will be open all day.

08:00 - 17:00 540 mins
Partnering
One-to-one meetings
09:00 - 10:00 60 mins
Panels
Funding gaps in the European life science sector
  • Moderator Barbara Freischem - Executive Director, European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises
  • Speaker Shiva Dustdar - Head of Innovation Finance Advisory, European Investment Bank – EIB
  • Speaker Ferenc Marofka - Policy Officer, Directorate General Research and Development, European Commission
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The European Investment Bank and the European Commission in 2016 and 2017 carried out an assessment of funding available to the European life science sector. Looking at several clusters across Europe, the study characterized available funding sources, analyzed existing and emerging funding mechanisms and identified where the most critical gaps are observed in the industry. This session will discuss options from different perspectives.

09:00 - 12:00 180 mins
Company Presentations
Company Presentations
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Location: E 105, E106

11:05 - 11:25 20 mins
Extra Activity
BREAK AND BREATHE
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Location: E 103

Enhance your conference experience by using simple breathing techniques, movement and light stretches in order to charge your body and mind for better decision making and more energy throughout the day. The breath is a source of life. By practicing special breathing techniques, we can fight diseases, stimulate the endocrine and autonomic nervous systems and purify the blood. These breathing techniques are designed to make the body fit and to handle stress in everyday life. Open to all. No prerequisites required. Standing and seated (chair) positions only.

11:35 - 11:55 20 mins
Extra Activity
BREAK AND BREATHE
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Location: E 103

Enhance your conference experience by using simple breathing techniques, movement and light stretches in order to charge your body and mind for better decision making and more energy throughout the day. The breath is a source of life. By practicing special breathing techniques, we can fight diseases, stimulate the endocrine and autonomic nervous systems and purify the blood. These breathing techniques are designed to make the body fit and to handle stress in everyday life. Open to all. No prerequisites required. Standing and seated (chair) positions only.

12:00 - 14:00 120 mins
Networking
Luncheon
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Seated Luncheon – Hall 10

Grab & Go Lunch – Exhibit, Hall 12

14:30 - 15:10 40 mins
Labiotech Refresh event
How to grow a successful biotech startup
  • Moderator Clara Rodriguez Fernandez - Journalist, Labiotech
  • Panelist Eduardo Bravo - CEO, TiGenix
  • Panelist Shelley Margetson - CEO, Gadeta B.V.
  • Panelist Thomas de Vlaam - CEO, Amylon Therapeutics
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Location: E 107/108

Biotech companies are a high-risk, long-term venture, making it particularly challenging to raise funds and scale a successful company. For the startups making a debut in the biotech world, it is important to foresee the challenges they will encounter along the way. This panel will gather biotech companies at various stages of development, from early R&D to commercialization, to discuss the main challenges they are facing and how they are solving them.

15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Labiotech Refresh event
Fireside Chat: Funding strategies for biotech startups
  • Moderator Philip Hemme - Co-Founder and CEO, Labiotech
  • Speaker Martin Muenchbach - Partner, BB Biotech Ventures
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Location: E 107/108

In this one-to-one session, we will talk with a biotech investor about the trends, opportunities and risks to take into account and how to best tackle them to make your company attractive to investors. We’ll discuss the most effective strategies to pitch your biotech startup, find investors that match your goals and ultimately, raise the funds that will turn your technology into a successful venture.

16:00 - 17:00 60 mins
Networking
CLOSING RECEPTION: Thank You, Amsterdam – Vienna Calling!
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Reception to welcome BIO-Europe Spring 2019 | March 25–27 in Vienna, Austria

Hall 12, Booth #51

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