BioEntrepreneur Bootcamp gives biomedical founder teams the opportunity to design and validate their business concepts in Munich and Oxford.


The main goal of the training offered through the BioEntrepreneur Bootcamp is to empower participants to turn their invention into a start-up venture and ultimately into an innovation that is successful in the market and improves the lives of patients.

Is it for me?

Do you have a novel biomedical product idea in the field of drug development or drug discovery, personalised medicine, prognostics and prevention, digital therapeutics, data analytics and AI, digital health in the context of biotechnology, or microbiome-based products and technologies?

Are you a (pre-)seed team? Have you started to secure your IP? Would you like to find out if your business idea is valid long-term and develop your roadmap to success? Need feedback from stakeholders and mentors? Do you want to learn about funding, exit strategies, pharma deals, reimbursement? Do you need team development? Want to expand your network?

If so, the programme definitely would be helpful for you!

The journey

BioEntrepreneur Bootcamp is a four month acceleration programme taking place at

  • BioM Biotech Cluster Development Organisation in Munich
  • Entrepreneurship Center of Said Business School, University of Oxford
  • Oxford University Innovation, tech-transfer organisation of the University of Oxford

Participants will spend 16 on-site days at the University of Oxford and at BioM in Munich, two days of on-line sessions and a visit to BioEurope 2020. Teams are also expected to work at least another 16 days off-site on business validation, road maps and pitch presentations.

During on-site days, the programme holds workshops on business model design and validation, IP, market research, financing, negotiation, pitching, market regulation, product development, business development and more. In coaching sessions, participants receive feedback from coaches, mentors and peers on their business idea, as well as advice on how to proceed.

Off-site, participants have a workload of at least another 16 days to fulfil validation experiments, design a validated roadmap and prepare their pitch presentations. Each team will be connected to a personal industry mentor for the entire duration of the programme who will challenge and coach the team off-site.

Important dates

  • Application period: 16 December 2019-30 March 2020
  • Start of programme: 6 July 2020
  • Final day: 28 October 2020 in Munich (followed by EIT Health Bootcamp tour in November)
  • Programme on-site days: 6-10 July (Oxford), 15 – 20 July (Munich), 2-7 September (Oxford), 17 and 25 September (on-line sessions), 1-5 October (Munich), 23-28 October (Munich) including a visit to BioEurope 2020

The application process

Apply through the EIT Health Optimy platform.

Angelika Leppert
| | BioM
Sandra Ainsua Martinez
| | Oxford University Innovation
Miranda Townsend
| | Oxford University