9th BioRiver Boost! 2022 - Save the Date: September 29th, 2022

Sponsoring package 2022


Online application June, 1st to August, 8th.

BioRiver Boost! Start-up competition for biotech- and life science founders

A groundbreaking idea and technical know-how are not yet a guarantee for the success of a start-up company. Direct contact with decision-makers and the shortest possible routes to market leaders are important in order to successfully place a new product or a sensational technology on the market.

For the 9th time, young companies and start-up projects from biotechnology and life science will present their technologies and answer the questions of the expert jury.

We thank our business experts in the BioRiver Boost! jury for their engagement!

JURY 2021: Dr. Boris Stoffel, Miltenyi Biotec. Chairman of the jury; Dr. Karl-Heinz Schneider & Dr. Alexander Jockwer, Bayer; Dr. Volker Vogel, Lonza Cologne; Dr. Bettina Möckel, QIAGEN; Dr. Klaus Suwelack, Janssen&Johnson Innovation; Dr. Anna-Lisa Picciolo-Lehrke, UCB Pharma; Dr. Caroline Fichtner, High-Tech Gründerfonds; Dr. Marek Kozlowski, NRW.Bank; Dr. Bert Klebl, Lead Discovery Center


We thank our sponsors for their support!

2021: Host: Miltenyi Biotec; Platin: City of Duesseldorf, KölnBusiness WirtschaftsförderungsGmbH; Gold: Coparion, NRW.Bank, Qiagen, Ruhr-IP Patent attorneys; Silver: BioCampus Cologne, IHK Düsseldorf, Life Science Center Düsseldorf, MC Services, LONZA, PL Biosciences, RTZ Köln; Bronze: High-Tech Gründerfonds, Janssen, LIMS@work, Office 1996. Das Projekt wurde gefördert durch DWNRW des Ministeriums für Wirtschaft, Innovation, Digitalisierung und Energie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.

We thank our board members, members of the BioRiver association and of the BioRiver network for their in kind contribution and engagement!

Virtueller Gründerdialog: Dr. Barbara Maertens, CUBE Biotech, Daniel Grünes, aquila biolabs - a Scientific Bioprocessing company. Pitch-training 2021: Uwe Wäckers, VCI NRW, Dr. Erik Gedig, Xantec Bioanalytics, Dr. Peter Haug, Noscendo