Events & News

Annual Event of BioValley Basel and BioBAC 2019

BioValley Business Angels Club BioBAC and BioValley Basel Association have hold their annual event on Thursday, 26th of September 2019

Topic: University & Start-ups – a love affair?

University Vice-Rector Torsten Schwede talked at the annual event with more than 100 participants. He introduced the new entrepreneurial innovation initiative of the University of Basel, which seeks to support innovation to increase societal impact.

T3 Pharmaceuticals CEO Simon Ittig reported on the positive experiences of the start-up: In his view, key success factors are the will of society, politicians and university to support emerging companies, infrastructure and access to non-dilutive financial support. As an example of an early-stage company, Aukera, a project developing an mTOR drug discovery platform, sought further support and managed to get first contacts with experienced professionals at the event. Thereafter the CEOs of three Start- Up show-cases (Resistell, Inthera Bioscience and AOT – Advanced Osteotomy Tools) presented their companies.

One participant commented: “..extremely interesting and excellent presentations where one could feel the personal engagement behind the individual projects”

Immediately prior to the event Trudi Haemmerli (PerioC and TruStep Consulting, Board member Innosuisse) and Christian Elias Schneider (Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship University of Basel) were elected to the Board of BioValley Basel. A very warm welcome to both of them!