Fit for business: The CyberOne Entrepreneur School in Breisach
The nine finalists of the CyberOne Award completed an intensive start-up program: The CyberOne Entrepreneur School took place in Breisach on July 29/30. The founding teams received feedback from experienced managers and entrepreneurs from high-tech industries and valuable input on start-up-related topics.
How promising is my business idea? How do I get access to innovation ecosystems? How to convince financiers? The two-day Entrepreneurship School, which takes place every year as part of the CyberOne Award, is designed to help young founders by taking their first steps toward a successful high-tech company. Pfizer is a gold sponsor of the CyberOne Award and Peter Neske from the Hub Freiburg opened the event with a keynote in which he used concrete case studies to show how profitable a cooperation between startups and corporates can be for both sides.
Afterwards, the teams pitched their ideas in front of an audience and received advice on their business planning in individual coaching sessions. In addition to technical input on the business idea, on marketing, financing and funding opportunities, the exchange with the entrepreneurs, coaches and experts is a great benefit for the participants: "The reflection rounds with the coaches helped us a lot to question our business plan," is the conclusion of Christoph Sauerborn from the Stuttgart-based company i-flow GmbH, which has developed a technology for simple data management for factory sites. "The time spent with CyberOne participants was also very inspiring. A constructive event in a relaxed atmosphere!"Get some impressions about the Entrepreneur School in Breisach on YouTube
Three potential matches at the GROW Matching Days
At the Matching Days of the GROW 2021 program on July 27, 2021, we examined innovative approaches to process optimization for our Freiburg production site. Experts from the engineering, planning and quality departments of the Freiburg plant and three external innovators met in the Lokhalle Freiburg:
- The Fraunhofer spin-off plus10 from Augsburg applies AI methods to increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in production by more than 10%.
- Operaize from Cologne offers end-to-end planning that aggregates data and structures of different subsystems into a logical model and optimizes planning according to various criteria, also using AI technologies.
- Berlin-based startup Kemialytics makes it easier to create, manage, distribute and understand complicated texts such as SOPs. Kemialytics' solution is used in the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical industries.
Testing of the new solution showed promising ratiocination potential. In the next step – the "exploration sprint" – the approaches will be subjected to practical testing with a proof of concept.
Thanks to the innovators for their great motivation and thanks to the team of Smart Green Accelerator for hosting the event!More about the GROW program
Three years of Pfizer Healthcare Hub Freiburg
The last three years have flown by: based on our industry partnerships such as with the Smart Green Accelerator or Badencampus, we have been able to carry out exciting projects with startups like perto or spin-offs like Mondas. Likewise, we realize projects together with technology companies like Siemens or Schölly and thus bring great innovations into the Pfizer world and support young companies with their challenges.
Our unique innovation axis to our hub in Berlin is alive – especially in the area of life sciences we offer young startups from all over the world various starting points for further projects.
We would like to thank all those who have supported us in making the Pfizer Healthcare Hub an important contact for innovations in the field of technology and sustainability and look forward to continuing this success story!Read more about our projects with perto and Mondas
Over 100 applications for the CyberOne Award 2021: The evaluation has begun
Pfizer is once again gold sponsor of the CyberOne Hightech Award, the most important innovation prize for technology start-ups in Baden-Württemberg.
The award is aimed at teams of founders in the (pre-)startup phase, university spin-offs, project groups from research institutions and young companies with innovative and technology-based business concepts from startups in all technology sectors, such as software, multimedia or eHealth.
Being there is everything
Whoever is present at the CyberOne Award has already won: The CyberOne offers an ideal marketing platform to draw attention to one's own company, to build a network and to benefit from the know-how of other founders and experts. In addition, participants have the chance to win cash and non-cash prizes worth over €120,000.
Evaluation of applications has begun
More than 100 startups applied for the CyberOne Award this year, and the first jury meetings took place last week. Peter Neske, Innovation Lead, was one of the jurors for the Pfizer Healthcare Hubs Berlin and Freiburg in the two areas "Life Sciences" and "New Technologies". "Once again this year, innovations with a strong USP and clear development potential are included – a broad and exciting range of topics," says Peter Neske. More is not yet revealed. The final will traditionally take place at the HighTech Summit in October - we'll keep you posted on this!More about the CyberOne Award