On the 13th and 14th of September EIT Health partners University Medical Center Groningen and University Groningen Center for Entrepreneurship, together with BiomarkerBay will host the 2nd Business in Biobanking and Population Health Data event. The event focuses on how biobanks and population data sources can support product development and business development.
Building on showcases from the renowned Groningen biobank infrastructure, the event will present past, and explore future public-private interactions. Herein a special focus is put on startups and SMEs. Especially those in search for specific samples (biological & datasets) or other forms of ‘business intelligence’ that can be delved from the patient and population based ‘goldmines’. The event has several thematic sessions covering a wide range of areas: from cardiometabolic to mental health, and from oncology to longitudinal (lifecourse) data sources (to download: event flyer & program).
During the event startups and SMEs will get acquainted with the rules and regulations of working with typically privacy sensitive data. They will be offered on-site support provided by biobank experts trained in business development. Together they can explore the feasibility of their envisioned collaboration, or can examine how and which biobanks and population health data sources can be matched.
To further support these interactions, the event will also be the kick off for a business plan competition for start-ups & SME’s all over Europe. Enrolled startups and SMEs can sign up for a 2-month business-support program (free of charge) to, together with biobank & business experts, shape their business plan. All eligible business plan proposals will be reviewed after this period and the winning proposal will receive a voucher up to €10.000 to cover fee for service to undertake a specific sample or data query. More details are available on this flyer here.
The event and business plan competition are part of EIT Health’s Population Intelligence (Point) lab program and is hosted by University Medical Center Groningen, University Groningen Centre of Entrepreneurship (VentureLab North) and BiomarkerBay.
Interested EIT Health partner representatives but especially startups and SMEs from all over Europe are cordially invited to join this opportunity to discover how biobanks and population cohorts can support (your) product development!
To register please click on this link.