Startup & biobanks: business competition launched

We launched a business plan contest: send a proposal showing what a biobank can do for your start-up and win a €10 000 voucher. Deadline for proposal submission is: 23 November

Start-ups and SMEs can reap the benefits of the rich health data available in biobanks and other population health databases in Groningen, and even get €10 000 worth of free access to various data sets, through a business plan competition organised by EIT Health’s Population Intelligence Lab (Pointlab) in an effort to highlight the hidden opportunities of big data sets.

 Business plan competition 

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.

To register and partecipate to the business plan competition and received more details and support, please send a message to: Ymke van der Geld (

The event and business plan competition are part of EIT Health’s Population Intelligence (Point) lab program and was hosted by University Medical Center GroningenUniversity Groningen Centre of Entrepreneurship (VentureLab North) and BiomarkerBay

The competition grew out of the 13-14 September Second Business in Biobanking and Population Health Data conference, hosted by EIT Health partners University Medical Center Groningen and University Groningen Center for Entrepreneurship, together with BiomarkerBay. Read more about the event here.

For more information, and details about what makes a winning business plan, see the Opportunity here.

  • In case of questions on the business plan competition, please drop us a message here
  • For an overview of BiomarkerBay services, check the page here
  • Check this page for our collaborations with Groningen biobanks and cohorts. 




Oct. 17, 2018, 4:49 p.m.