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Breakfast session ‘Biotech Booster’ for UG and UMCG researchers on 28 June and 5 July

From:We 28-06-2023
Until:We 05-07-2023
Where:UMCG Onderwijscentrum/ Linnaeusborg Zernike

On Wednesday 28 June and 5 July, Business Generator Groningen and the Innovation Center of the UMCG are organizing a breakfast session entitled ‘Biotech Booster; a great opportunity to fund your early-stage innovation’. The breakfast session is for UG and UMCG researchers who want to know more about Biotech Booster and whether their innovation project fits the Biotech Booster programme.

Biotech Booster is a national programme to support the commercialization of biotechnology findings in the Netherlands. Funded by the National Growth Fund, the Biotech Booster programme provides financial support, mentorship, and networking opportunities to guide founders from the idea stage to the development of an investable or commercial proposition.

Researchers from UG and UMCG with an innovative business idea in the field of biotechnology can submit projects in all five Thematic Clusters (TC) of Biotech Booster: White Biotechnology: Industrial Biotechnology & Production (TC 1); Green Biotechnology: AgroFood Biotechnology (TC 2); Red Biotechnology: Human Health, Diagnostics, Therapeutics (TC 3, 4 & 5).

Unlocking the potential of biotech inventions

Jasper Dijkstra, UG and UMCG representative Biotech Booster: “Within the framework of Biotech Booster, no less than 250 million euros will be available until 2031 to give biotech inventions a head start and develop them into investable propositions. This is unprecedented by Dutch standards. Biotech Booster is specifically aimed at early-stage projects with high potential that require additional (business) expertise and funding. Biotech Booster's target date for the acceptance of projects is the end of this year. That is why we are already starting to make researchers aware of the possibilities that Biotech Booster can offer their project”.

Breakfast sessions in June and July

In the breakfast sessions on 28 June (at the UMCG Onderwijscentrum) and 5 July (at Linnaeusborg Zernike) we will inform researchers about the possibilities of Biotech Booster.

The programme:
08.30 - 09.00: Croissants and coffee
09.00 - 09.10: Word of Welcome by Martin Smit, Head of UMCG Innovation Center (28 June) and Anne Been, Director Business Generator Groningen
09.10 - 09.30: Short introduction about Biotech Booster; for whom, pro's, criteria, how to apply, Jasper Dijkstra, RUG/ UMCG representative Biotech Booster
09.30 - 10.00: I ndividual Quickscan; does your project fit Biotech Booster?

More information and registration

Researchers can register here. If you are unable to attend one of the breakfast sessions but do want to know more about Biotech Booster and the possibilities it offers for your project, please contact Jasper Dijkstra, UG and UMCG representative for Biotech Booster via

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