Information portal for founders in "THE Start-up LÄND"
A helpful guide for founders in the consulting jungle: On startupbw.de, startups find information about relevant and suitable support services. The recently launched online portal provides information about all offers for startups and founders in Baden-Württemberg – such as contact points, consulting and qualification offers or ecosystems, events and competitions.
Venture capital, public funding programs, grants, guarantees and participations – which financing options are suitable for my project? Who can advise on life science startups? And which competitions are suitable for my startup? Anyone who starts a business has many and specific questions. The online portal startupbw.de provides the right answers.
The funding offered by the Baden-Württemberg state government for the development of innovative technologies and business models has been continuously expanded and further developed in recent years. The programs address different target groups in all phases of development: from the pre-startup phase to the growth phase to the internationalization of a company. In order to make it easier for founders to find suitable support services, startupbw.de has evolved from a campaign page to an information and communication platform.
Pfizer Healthcare Hub at startupbw
As an active player in the Freiburg startup ecosystem and a B2B partner of Start-up BW, the Pfizer Healthcare Hub is represented on the online portal in many ways – for example, in connection with the BadenCampus Startup Lab or as a partner of the Smart Green Accelerator's GROW program.
"With the online portal, we are making a contribution to communicating the extensive range of funding offers even better and establishing contact opportunities between the founders and the numerous players involved in regional startup and startup funding," says Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism.Click here to visit https://www.startupbw.de/
Brandon Hall Award for Best Use of Virtual Worlds for Learning: Pfizer's hands-on VR stroke training revolutionizes medical education
Once a year, the Brandon Hall Group recognizes outstanding achievements with the Brandon Hall Awards. The awards are presented for different areas, including learning and development, talent management and leadership development. There are several hundred submissions per year, of which around 20% are rewarded with an award in bronze, silver or gold.
At this year's ceremony, the virtual reality simulation training developed by Pfizer in cooperation with 3spin Learning was awarded a Brandon Hall Award. The coveted award was given to Pfizer and 3spin Learning for the successful use of virtual environments in learning applications ("Best Use of Virtual Worlds for Learning"): "Pfizer's hands-on VR stroke training in the virtual world '3spin Learning' revolutionizes medical education," the Brandon Hall Group said on its website about the decision.
The training was developed by the "Medical Education Transfer" department together with the startup 3spin Learning and Prof. Dr. Sobesky as well as Prof. Dr. Pfeilschifter from the University Hospital Frankfurt and was used for the first time in May 2023 at the Stroke Unit Starter Course.
Servet Yilmaz, Manager Customer Education, initiated the cooperation with 3spin. "We are very pleased about this recognition. For us, the award is a nice confirmation that it is always worthwhile to look for new innovative solutions."
We are delighted about the award and congratulate everyone involved on this great success!Read more about the cooperation between Pfizer and 3spin Learning
DemoDay 2023: The finale of the BadenCampus Accelerator – and the 5 success factors of DTx collaborations
On July 20, 2023, VCs, representatives of startups and companies met for the grand finale of the BadenCampus Startup Accelerator: Ten startups presented their business models to the expert jury and the audience. Thorsten Mintel, Director Strategic Innovation at Pfizer, spoke about the learnings of DTx collaborations in an impulse contract using the example of the Selfapy cooperation.
In bright sunshine, Alina Grebe and Günther Kornacker welcomed the approximately 130 guests of this year's DemoDay at the BadenCampus in Breisach. Dr. Simon Bretschneider, Business Analyst at the Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovations SPRIND, first spoke about different financing models for innovations. A highlight of the evening were the pitches of the startups of the BadenCampus Startup Accelerator: With sophisticated presentations, vivid prototypes and well thought-out business models, the founders from the fields of Energy & Cleantech, Smart City & Industry and Life Science & Healthcare received a lot of applause and not only gave insights into their young companies, but also impressively presented the innovative strength of the region.
The first place of the jury and also the audience award went to the startup nanoshape, a spin-off from the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). The team led by Litsy Hüschelrath and Patrick Doll has developed a patented nanoshape technology that refines medical implants made of titanium in such a way that their surface has an antibacterial effect. The two founders were happy about the prize money of €10,000.
5 rules for successful DTx collaborations
Recently, Pfizer launched its first DiGA: "Selfapy's Online Course for Chronic Pain", which was created in collaboration with Selfapy. Based on these experiences, Thorsten Mintel formulated five rules for successful cooperation between a corporation and a start-up in his keynote speech, which can also be applied to other DTx cooperations:
- Set clear goals and expectations and make success measurable!
- Set the legal framework in advance!
- Show flexibility and openness and establish an open and effective communication at eye level!
- Provide the necessary resources!
- Be patient!
Peter Neske, Innovation Lead at Pfizer, was also on site. At an atmospheric afterparty with a food truck and DJ, the participants were able to network further in a relaxed atmosphere and DemoDay 2023 came to a successful conclusion.
Freiburg has its own startup magazine – the Pfizer Healthcare Hub is right in the middle of it instead of just being there
Old town, Bächle, wine, SC and start-up city: we're talking about Freiburg. In the city comparison of start-ups per inhabitant, the Black Forest metropolis, which is rather manageable with around 240,000 inhabitants, took 3rd place, ranking directly behind Berlin and Munich. The start-up initiative of the Freiburg Startinsland region has now published its own magazine: "IMPACT STARTUPS: A tour through a startup ecosystem". The magazine introduces the Freiburg startup scene and its important players, provides insights into the development of young companies, is a guide for founders - and provides an answer to the question: "Freiburg in 3rd place - really now?"
Some insights into the freshly printed magazine:
Startup stories about gamechanger solutions: Wireless charging technology for self-driving electric vehicles, refrigerator-sized Constellr satellites that detect impending drought from space and secure crop yields, analysis discs that detect skin diseases and light sources for optogenetics research: Here you will find the success stories of Wiferion, the startup that has just been bought by Tesla, Constellr, Opto Biolabs and Dermagnostix.
Co-working, startup support, university location and startups: On the Freiburg startup map, you can see at a glance who is sitting where and what else Freiburg has to offer.
Guide for founders, companies and investors: All contact points, consulting modules and accelerators in Freiburg are outlined in a clear graphic - the Pfizer Healthcare Hub is also included as a contact point for health and tech companies that want to further develop their product.
Startinsland start-up initiative and partners: Of course, the contact points in Freiburg have a face, in this case many: The contact persons of the start-up initiative of the Freiburg Startinsland region are all visible on pages 52 and 53, and Peter Neske is there as the contact person for the Pfizer Healthcare Hub.
And how does Freiburg now make it to 3rd place among start-ups?
One of the factors is certainly the dynamic and well-networked startup ecosystem in Freiburg, which is supported by the start-up initiative Startinsland and its partners.Jannis Gilde, Project Manager Research at the Startup Association, cites talents as another factor. "They like to be where it is pleasant to live and where there are good universities," says Gilde.
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