10. BioRiver Boost! 2023 ​

The Event, 22th september 2023

The competition is open to start-up projects and start-ups from the life sciences, biotech and agtech sectors.
22 September 2023 at BAYER Crop Science in Monheim am Rhein.


BioRiver Boost! 2023 will take place at Bayer CropScience’s LifeHub in Monheim am Rhein, as usual with a live broadcast.

Register as audience

Fee: 75,-€ plus VAT

Free for:

  • Members of BioRiver,
  • Team members of finalists (3 max),
  • Management of Start-ups
    (when size is 1-15 FTE) (2 max),
  • Scientific leaders of founding projects
    or founding ideas


Bayer AG
Research & Development, Crop Science
LifeHub Monheim.

The event will take place in building 6500, room Library.
All participants please register at Gate 1, from there on foot, follow the directions to Building 6500. Walking distance about 10 min.

Handicapped persons please inform BioRiver directly with the registration about the need for a transport service or the request for permission to access the premises.

Alfred-Nobel-Str. 50, 40789 Monheim, Germany


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Travel and accommodation

By public transport:
S/RE/RB to Leverkusen, Leverkusen-Mitte or Chempark (depending on your point of departure ), change to SB (fast bus). Stopp: Alfred-Nobel-Str., Monheim am Rhein

By car:

Outside the company grounds, opposite gate 1, the visitors’ car park is available.

Hotel recommendation:

Styles Hotel Monheim

Hotel am Wald





08:30 Early Bird Site Tour, Life Hub Monheim, registration compulsory
09:20 Countdown for the live stream broadcast
09:30 Welcome address
Dr. Boris Stoffel, BioRiver – Life Science in the Rhineland e.V.
Dr. Martina Preu – BAYER CropScience
10:00 Pitch session, part 1
Presentation of the jury
Pitches and Q&A 1-4
The presenting start-ups will be announced on 12.9.
11:25 Break
11:45 Pitch session, part 2
Pitches and Q&A 5-8
13:05 Lunch at the Tropicanium
14:00 Networking with industry experts and investors
The jury meeting will take place at the same time
14:45 Successfully founding a company – ProSion GmbH
15:00 Panel Discussion – Open Innovation and Startup Ecosystem
with Algiax Pharamceuticals, BAYER CropScience, Janssen-Pharma, Miltenyi Biotec and others
15:45 BioRiver Boost! Award ceremony
16:00 Networking of all participants
17:00 Late-Night-Site-Tour, Life Hub Monheim, registration possible during the day


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