Call on Life Science Founders to compete in BioRiver Boost! 2019

About BioRiver Boost! 2019

BioRiver Boost started as a competition for life science founders in 2014, with the aim of giving a strong network of experts to the life science founders at an early stage of their company's development. Numerous life science founders from the universities as well as independent entrepreneurs have presented their businesses to our jury of experts from leading life science corporates since then. 

After making the competition international in 2017, in 2019 we are going to add an additional feature to our established and valued concept. We are looking forward to learn from reversed pitches of the global active firms. What innovation gaps do they face? The audience will play an active role in these discussions.



Mark these Dates in your calendar

June to August 2019: Apply for the BioRiver Boost! 2019 competion - the online application is open.

From June 2019: Register to join the BioRiver Boost! 2019 on October, 15th.

October, 15th: BioRiver Boost! 2019 with reversed pitches, presentation of the finalists and award ceremony.



Values to the BioRiver members

The BioRiver member organisations will participate in the competition as well as join the BioRiver Boost! Innovation Day free of charge.

The BioRiver member organisations can make use of special sponsoring conditions.

We work on special agreements for our member organisations to meet with dedicated members of the jury.



The history of BioRiver Boost!

BioRiver Boost! was started as an initiative of BioRiver's Board of directors. With a steep learning curve the Boost! competition got into a professional setting. It served as model to other competions and pitch presentations. Lately the "Innovationspreis der Deutschen BioRegionen 2019" was organized following the script of BioRiver Boost! and with the experience of Dr. Frauke Hangen, managing director of BioRiver since 2010, very succesfully.

The press releases of the BioRiver Boost! competitions since 2014 will show you the winning teams, the finalists, the jury and the sponsors.

Press Release 2018  (German)

Call 2018 (German)

Press Release 2017 - winning teams (German)




BioRiver Boost! 2018 - Jury

Bayer Henkel Janssen
Lonza Quiagen UCB

Dr. Jürgen Schumacher, Chairman of the Board



BioRiver Boost! 2018 - Sponsors


Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf Ruhr IP
IHK Düsseldorf
IHK zu Köln
IHK Wuppertal-Remscheid-Solingen
Lims@Work Stadt Monheim


Bio Campus Cologne Office 1996
Wirtschaftsförderung Wuppertal

We thank our partners for their support:

Bio Deutschland
Bio.NRW Zenit
BCNP Consultants MedLife