6th BioRiver Boost! 2019

BioRiver Boost! is our offer to young life science founders, start-ups and scientific research projects . Apply now to Boost! your Business!

Invitation flyer / Competition Call

Your Benefits as a start-up, founder, scientist

Meet the TOP life science enterprises in the region on 15 October 2019

Present your business and team

Gain input by the jury of designated global life science firms and investors

Gain support for your business by our business experts

Meet other life science founders and entrepreneurs

Strengthen your basis for negatiation with investors

Gain visibility to the large and valuable life science network of BioRiver

Boost! your Business

Closing date for Application: 31 Aug. 19

Who can participate?

The application for the pitch presentation is open to scientific founding projects, start-ups and young companies (under 5 years, under 10 FTE), whose innovation and technology derive from or bring solutions to the life sciences.



Jury for BioRiver Boost! 2019

Sponsors for BioRiver Boost! 2019

Gold-Sponsor and Host:





Sponsoring 6th BioRiver Boost!2019

Make yourself visible in the viable start-up scene and large BioRiver network as a sponsor and support our marketing and start-up support-services.



1st BioRiver Innovation Day

2019 for the first time, the Presentation of the Finalists of the BioRiver Boost! competition is part of a comprehensive conference day, the 1st BioRiver Innovation Day.

Venue: Skydome, Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Bergisch Gladbach


10:30  Opening

10:45  Reverse Pitch Session

12:30  Lunch break and Networking

14:00  Pitch Presentation of the Finalists (1+2), including Q&A Session with jury and audience

17:30  Award Ceremony

18:00  Get-together and Networking




Registration link

Register today to participate at 1st BioRiver Innovation Day with 6th BioRiver Boost! - Presentation of the Finalists

on 15 Oct. 2019 in the audience.


Participation Fees:

free        BioRiver-members, founders (under 5 FTE)

99,00 €* regular

49,50 €* 50% discount for tech-transfer officers, investors, scientists and start-ups (under 10 FTE)

* plus VAT



Reverse Pitch Session

We have invited the departments corporate innovation and business development of leading life science firms and the Stabsstelle Strukturwandel Rheinisches Revier, ministry of Economics, NRW. Learn about  the future development plans and innovation fields of


2. Eppendorf

3. Miltenyi Biotec

4. Qiagen

5. Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy, Northrhine-Westfalia, department for structural change (Stabsstelle Strukturwandel Rheinisches Revier).

6. tbd

Bring your technology as the missing link to your future partner and customer.



Remember: 5th BioRiver Boost! 2018

Winners: Sphairlab GmbH, BlackDrop Biodrucker GmbH, Priavoid GmbH

Award Ceremony

Bildrechte: BioRiver e.V., Fotograf: Bernd Lauter



BioRiver Boost! 2019 - Supporters: