SPARK Educational Forum

Dr. Marc Nazaré (FMP), Prof. Gerhard Wolber (FU)

Lead Optimization

March 7th, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Virchowweg 6, CCO Auditorium


SPARK Entrepreneurial Forum

Prof. Sven Ripsas (HWR), Prof. Katja Hanack (new/era/mabs)

Translating Business into Science

Feburary 28th, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Virchowweg 6, CCO Fenster d. Wissenschaft (05 001)



10th Berlin Conference "Novel Antimicrobials"

Over its ten-year history, the Berlin Conference on Life Sciences has become a must-attend event for Life Science decision makers, business developers, investors and legal experts. The upcoming conference will explore the exciting market and challenging conditions for the development of novel antimicrobials.

  • - Antimicrobial Market - Industry overview, SME engagement & financial insights
  • - Technology Perspective - New approaches to efficiently combat antimicrobial resistance
  • - Legal Environment & Reimbursement - The challenges of bringing antimicrobials to the market
  • - R&D Trends - Research and development beyond antibiotics & public-private partnerships
  • - Start-up Pitch - Investors talk & new business models in the field

Speakers will cover the entire value chain from research & development to the market. Please find an initial agenda of the programme on the following pages or register directly here:

February 24th, 2017 |Berlin| Link


Pharma 2017

22. Handelsblatt Jahrestagung

Die digitale Revolution ermglicht der Pharmaindustrie zahlreiche neue Geschäftspotenziale und damit neue Marktchancen. Diese gilt es rechtzeitig aufzugreifen und auszubauen. Die Konferenz hat das Ziel die digitalen Chancen und Risiken fr die Branche und den globalen Wandel aufzuzeigen. Profitieren Sie von den Erfahrungsberichten der Branchenvorreiter. Was bringt das Arzneimittelstärkungsgesetz (AM-VSG)? Informieren Sie sich ausführlich über die Gesetzesdetails und die Konsequenzen fr den Arzneimittelmarkt.

February 15th 16th, 2017 | Kempinski Hotel Bristol Berlin |Link


SPARK Educational Forum

Prof. Petra Reinke (BCRT), Marco Climaco (Clue)

GMP Considerations

January 24th, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Virchowweg 6, CCO Auditorium

Pre-Hackathon Warm-Up

"We invite all physicians, psychologists, nurses, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, designers & developers or anyone interested in taking part in creating and designing solutions to healthcare challenges to our pre-hackathon meetup.

Get to know more about the exclusive Hackathon, find your project team, discuss your ideas with interesting people and professionals and open yourself to crazy ideas!

Health Hackathons as an innovative method to generate successful healthcare-solutions are gaining massive attraction since the past few years. Various start-ups (e.g. PillPack, Smart Scheduling) evolved out of hackathons and are bringing new innovations into healthcare.

This pre-hackathon meetup is dedicated to hackathon-first-timers (people who never heard the word hackathon before) as well as all others interested in the hackathon weekend."

February 6th 6:00 PM, 2017 | Berlin |Link


Life Science Pitch Day

Application until January 15th, 2017 

High-Tech Grnderfonds organizes with the B. Braun-Stiftung a German-Benelux Life Science Pitch Day in Aachen.

On this day, life science startups looking for seed and Series A financing present in front of venture capitalists (such as Gilde Healthcare, Vesalius Biocapital, Creathor, and HTGF), corporates (such as Philips and B. Braun), family offices, and business angels. In addition, these startups will have the opportunity to learn from investors and entrepreneurs about the lessons learnt in running a company (dos and donts) in a startup workshop preceding the pitches.

The event is free of charge. If you want to secure a presentation slot, please apply by email to aachen2017(at) no later than January 15th, 2017 and kindly include a non-confidential executive summary or presentation of your startup.

February 1st, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | RWTH SuperC, Templergraben 57 | Link




Startup Workshop for HU Researchers

January 27th & February 3rd, 2017 | HU Gründerhaus Mitte|Link


SPARK Entrepreneurial Forum

Prof. Walter Rust (Mock Rechtsanwälte), Ute Mercker (IBB) & Martin Laub (ILB)

Legal Aspects of Translation

January 24th, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Virchowweg 6, CCO Fenster d. Wissenschaft (05 001)

Translational Research Club: Have advanced therapies delivered on their promise?

Dr. Mohamed Abou-El-Enein, Clinical Development Platform, BCRT 

"This seminar provides an overview on advances therapies in the EU market. We will examine the factors that account for successes and failures in this area."

January 18th, 2017, 4:30 PM | BCRT A0.0043 | Link


Startupbootcamp Digital Health Hackathon

"It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a cape, if you’re a fireman or a doctor, some heroes just need a laptop and 36 hours to save lives. 
Here in Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin, we are very excited to welcome you for our first Health Hackathon.

We are looking for budding Tech entrepreneurs, health enthusiasts, UX designers, students and business developers. Even if you don’t match with the description we accept everyone to join in, and please don’t worry about getting team-members because you can form your own team here, on location! (pre-formed teams are welcome too - 4ppl max).

Providing you help from our deck of amazing mentors on board, the purpose of this hackathon is to get your IoT knowledge together with ours from the digital health scene. With that, your goal will be to create solutions that will be used as a consulting tool for health market.

This event is totally free! The F&B is on us, however, you must register quickly to get your place.

Of course your effort will be rewarded. We are giving a 2000€ money prize for the winner and for the rest of our challengers a category prize and bunch of amazing giveaways!!"

January 13th - 15th, 2017 | Mindspace Berlin Mitte |Link



D-School Open House

"Our Open House Day is an invitation to get a look behind the scenes. This is your chance to get answers to questions like: What exactly is Design Thinking? Why should I study Design Thinking? What can I gain from it? How is Design Thinking implemented - why and how use companies and institutions this method? What does the learning and working environment of tomorrow look like? And much more - ask us anything.

Come visit and experience Design Thinking in a short intro workshop yourselfe. Meet our Design Thinking coaches, students and staff and get information about our application process, ongoing projects, our education program for students and for professionals and the possibilities to benefit from HPI D-School as a project partner."

January 11th, 2017 | Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam |Free Registration


SPARK Educational Forum

Ida Beerhalter, IOME

Women in Leadership & Pitching

January 10th, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Virchowweg 6, CCO Auditorium

4th SeedCamp "Life Sciences"

by Berlin Partner 

Gather fundamental knowledge on founding in life sciences!

Application until December 19th 

December 20th-21st 2016 | Hotel Adina, Berlin |Link

DEEC: Deutscher Entrepreneurship Education Campus 

Learn about the Entrepreneurial Mindset from different Perspectives and get in contact with industry and incubators. 

December 8th-9th 2016 | Berlin |Link

SPARK Educational Forum

Dr. Jens Peter von Kries, FMP & Dr. Karoline Krause, Charité

High Throughput Assay Design & Application

December 6th 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Virchowweg 6, CCO Auditorium


BioBilanz 2016

Biotech Success Stories 2016: Pointing out Milestones and Highlights in the Berlin Biotechnology Scene   

December 1st 2016, 3:30 PM | Landesvertretung Brandenburg, In den Ministergärten 3, Berlin| Link

Medical Salon by Hacking Health Berlin

A medical salon is an interactive and engaging event where the participants are also the speakers. That means everybody is free to give a (spontaneous) talk about whatever topic they are interested in, as long as it is healthcare related and not a company pitch. Each talk will be followed by a round of questions and discussions. So if you are keen about tissue engineering, the future of medicine, or if you want to share your secret medicine against hiccups you are very welcome to join.

November 29th 2016, 6:30 PM | Jää-äär Bar, Mauerpark |Link


Games of tag - Letting protein modifications out of the lab; by Dechema

Alfred Goldberg from the Harvard Medical School will give a keynote lecture on proteasome regulation, with a focus on connecting our understanding of mechanisms to disease therapies. Further fascinating presentations will address the role of protein modifications in signal transduction, protein stability, their usage in Captured Compound Mass Spectrometry, and innovative technologies for protein labeling, glycooptimisation and multimerization. A poster session and get-together will close the event and provide plenty of time for networking.

November 28th 2016, 1:30 PM | Campus Berlin Buch | Link

Berlin Startup Fair Berlin Autumn 2016

Worlds biggest Tech Startup Fair is coming back to Berlin!TechStartupJobs runs a successful job board for startups within Techmeetups 21 global tech communities crossing 60,000 + active members.

TechStartupJobs Fair has been setup to help Startups find the talent they are looking for and for talent to find their way into the hottest Startups around.

November 24th 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM | Sony Center Skygarden,Berlin Mitte | Link


Hub Conference 2016

The digital avant-garde is coming to the hub conference: visionary masterminds, global players, startups and hidden champions, CEOs and CIOs. [...] Who will be there? More than 2000 participants from 50 countries, over 400 startups and 130 speakers. Is this the place for me? If you want to fast-forward into the digital future, yes!"

November 22th 2016 | STATION-Berlin, Luckenwalder Straße 4-6, 10963 Berlin |Link


Frontiers Health 2016

Digital Health Event 

Building on last year’s exciting talks on digital disruption and technologies in healthcare, this year’s Frontiers Health is coming to Berlin with many great speakers and formats. As with all prior Frontiers conferences, experience will be king, with a variety of hands on workshops, immersive sessions and thought-provoking keynotes.

November 17th-18th 2016 | Umspannwerk KreuzbergOhlauer Straße 43 |Link


BCRT Seminar Series: Are Biomarkers dead? - Solutions for new patent law in the US and Europe

Dr. Luke Buchanan, European Patent Attorney, Hertin & Partner

In this seminar we discuss consequences and solutions for new patent law in the US and Europe, particularly specificities of biotechnology patents in light of the latest developments that strongly affect the patentability of biomarkers.

November 16th 2016, 4:30 PM | Campus Virchow, Augustenburger Platz 1 |Link

EU Funding & SME Workshop

EU Startup Services will be holding a free workshop on EU funding, as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week. The Workshop will equip you with all the information, tools and hands-on training to write winning proposals - taking a case study of a typical entrepreneur and their Startup/SME in a detailed step-by-step live demonstration of how to write a proposal with high chances of succeeding. 

November 15th 2016, 5:30 - 7:00 PM | Mindspace Berlin | Link & Registration



Falling Walls Conference 2016

The International Conference von Future Breakthroughs in Science and Society

November 8th-9th | Berlin | Link



"The Product is the Process - Is it?"

Qualitätsaspekte bei der Herstellung von ATMP,

November 8th | Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin | Link & Registration


Science Match Future Medicine

Topics: Digital Health, Personalized Health, Regenerative Medicine, Cell Engineering and Start-up Ecosystems.

Future Medicine” is part of the Science Match series – a novel event format that attracts science, business and talents in an innovative and fast track way. Academic rising stars from top institutions in Berlin and the world, together with proven game-changers, present in one day cutting-edge translational medicine and show how their work will turn advances in life science research into benefits for patients and people.

November 7th 2016 | Berlin |Link, registration


SPARK Educational Forum

Dr. Ute Kilger, Patent Attorney at Boehmert & Boehmert and Prof. Craig Garner, SPARK Director:

Intellectual Property

November 1st 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Virchowweg 6, CCO Auditorium


ScieCon - Career Networking Fair

October 27th 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Campus Charité Mitte, Virchowweg 6, CCO Auditorium |Link


Entrepreneurial Charité Workshop

The “Entrepreneurial Charité Workshop” for the staff of the Charité and its partner institutions provides business management and entrepreneurial knowledge and knowhow, encourages spin-offs, creates perspectives, and offers opportunities to communicate in a casual atmosphere.

Participating in the Workshop is free of charge.

October 27th | Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin | Link


Diagnostic Day - Matchmaking with Industry

October 26th 2016 | CCO | registration

Information Event: Support Programs for  small and medium-sized enterprises - "ZIM" and "KMU-Innovativ"

ZIM - "Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand" (BMWi)

KMU-Innovativ (BMBF)

October 19th 2016, 10:00 - 12:00 AM | Humboldt-University Berlin, Main Building, Room | free registration


BCRT Seminar Series: Career outside University - Life after BCRT

Dr. Jeske Smink, Project Manager Manufacturing, ProBioGen AG

In this seminar a former BCRT researcher shares her insights from leaving academia and building a career in the life science industry.

October 19th 2016, 4:30 PM | Campus Virchow, Augustenburger Platz 1 |Link

deGUT start-up trade fair

October 7th-8th  2016 | ARENA Berlin, Eichenstraße 4, 12345 Berlin | Link


RegMed Forum 2016 - 10 years BCRT

Trends and innovative technologies in regenerative medicine and with Stakeholders in science and industry.  This year´s topic is Endogenous Regeneration.

October 6th - 7th 2016 | Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften | free registration


Spin-Offs aus Forschungseinrichtungen: Beteiligte, Interessen, Herausforderungen

Prof. Dr. Hans-Eric Rasmussen-Bonne

October 6th 2016, 6:00-8:00 PMEinstein Kaffee, 1. OG, Friedrichstraße 71, 10117 Berlin | Link


1st Pfizer Biotech Partnering Days

Pfizer is constatly exploring opportunities for partnerships and invites you to submit a research collaboration proposal.

Areas of interest: Oncology and related technologies

Application until 9th September

October 4th - 5th 2016 | Berlin | Link


Berliner Gründl

Founding teams pitching their ideas

October 4th 2016 | HU Gründerhaus Mitte | Link


SPARK Educational Forum

Prof. Ulrich Dirnagl, SPARK Director:

Reproducibility of Research

October 4th 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Virchowweg 6, CCO Floor 4, 04-005 - 04-003

15th Technology Transfer Day

"Digitale Transformation & Cross Innovation - Future Lab Berlin-Brandenburg"

September 19th 2016 | TU Berlin | free registration


SPARK Educational Forum

Prof. Craig Garner, SPARK Director:

Introduction to SPARK & Drug Development

September 6th 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Virchowweg 6, CCO Auditorium

ICM Brain to Market Summer School,

August 29th - September 2nd | ICM | registration

Neuroscience and Entrepreneurship traning on the topic of Epilepsy for young researchers (PhD, Post-doc), clinicians, engineers and executives of international origins

Check out ICM Brain to Market Summer School 2015 for more information.

BIH Stem Cell Lecture: Patient-specific iPS cells in the area of precision medicine, 

Prof. Joseph Wu, Stanford University School of Medicine

August 29th, 4:00 PM | CCO Auditorium, Virchowweg 6 (Campus Charité Mitte) | Link

SPARK Global Biomedical-Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Course,

August 1st – August 12th | Stanford Medical School, Palo Alto, California, USA

Workshop Corporate Entrepreneurship by BENHU

July 12th | Beuth Hochschule für Technik 


Career Convention "Operation Karriere"

July 9th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Forum 3 Campus Virchow-Klinikum | registration 


Meeting EUrope's Startup Stars

July 7th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM | WeWork Sony Center | registration 

with Michael Grupp, CEO of PANTAVISION Digital Diagnostics (Charité Spin-off)


Charité Entrepreneurship Summit Berlin

May 16-17, 2016

Workshop presented by SPARK Berlin:

The Academic Entrepreneur: Institutional Approaches to make Academic Inventions a Translational Success

Moderator: Prof Craig Garner.

Executive Workshop on ‚Collaborative Tech Development‘ (2011)