Sponsor

We cordially thank Roche for supporting the LifeScience meets IT Hackathon.

Course of Action

Participate in our Life Science Meets IT Hackathon and enjoy an exciting weekend with inspiring and like-minded people.
The following course of action is a overview of the events.

Friday 08.06.18

16:30 Registration

17:00 Welcome

17:20 Presentation of Challenges and Teambuilding

18:30 DINNER

Start working (open end)

Saturday 09.06.18

9:00 BREAKFAST

Coaches and Support

12:30 LUNCH

Coaches and Support

18:00 DINNER

Sunday 10.06.18

9:00 BREAKFAST

Coaches and Support

12:30 LUNCH

Pitch Training

16.00 Final Pitches

18.30 DINNER and Networking

Organization

The Life Science meets IT Hackathon is a joint event of the following institutions:

 

Mentors

The following mentors and experts will be available to support progess of your challenge. We are currently adding mentors, so make sure to check back regularly.

Annabelle Grimm

Annabelle Grimm

Business Support & Communications Manager at EMBLEM

Annabelle has a background in Molecular Biology and holds a PhD from the KIT. She currently works at EMBLEM Technology Transfer GmbH, the technology transfer arm of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg. One aspect of her role is to support existing EMBL spin-off companies as well as spin-off projects in the early stages especially by helping founders to identify and apply for funding options.

Dr. David Seidel

Dr. David Seidel

Senior Manager at Roche Diabetes Care GmbH

David Seidel is fascinated by growing ideas into sustainable businesses. In his current position at Roche Diabetes Care, David has been supporting the integration of a recently acquired start-up in diabetes management. He is interested in public health, clinical research, market access and reimbursement. David previously worked at Siemens Healthcare and Philips Research.

Eligiusz Skwara

Eligiusz Skwara

CEO at Concepts2Capital GmbH

Eligiusz is the founder and CEO of Concepts2Capital GmbH, a business-consulting company located in Mannheim. His expertise lies in the areas of Company Building, Business Development and Investor-Readiness. His motto: The ability to think in Value Chains and Business Models is crucial, when building innovative and successful companies.

Eva-Maria Markutzik

Eva-Maria Markutzik

Head of Marketing at BioMed X GmbH

Eva-Maria Markutzik is a marketing and communication specialist, connecting these skills with biotechnology. She worked as a freelance journalist and joined the BioRN Cluster Management in 2013. Eva is now responsible for the communication and marketing of the BioMed X Innovation Center – combining online and social media activities with classical PR. Eva knows not only the editorial side of journalism and PR but also the technical part, such as content management and graphic design.

Fabian Kramm

Fabian Kramm

Founder and CTO of covexo GmbH

Fabian Kramm is one of the founders and the CTO of the covexo GmbH, a Mannheim based high-tech startup. Before he started to work on covexo, Fabian studied Business Informatics at the University of Mannheim and worked for various companies such as SAP and sovanta. As a passionate software engineer, he gained experience with many programming languages, including JavaScript, PHP, Python and Java. However, he now focuses on the development of modern web solutions with technologies such as Node.js, React and Relay.

Frank Rust

Frank Rust

Co-founder, SOMMERRUST GmbH

As an Innovation Consultant, Frank always aims for the sweet spot at which viability, technological possibilities and customer needs meet. He is the co-founder of SOMMERRUST, a new consultancy that focuses on business model innovation and transformation for established companies.

Together with his co-founder, Frank has developed a user-centric methodology that uses both classic strategic management and Start-Up tools as well as Design Thinking in order to create innovations that deliver real value to the customer.

Georg Fischer

Georg Fischer

Vice President of Global Customer Engagement and Open Innovation - SAP SE

Georg is a passionate economist with a proven track record of implementing global projects and programs, from the initial idea to market introduction.

He is open-minded and has a particular passion for progress and change. As coach, trainer, speaker and project manager for innovation management he promotes both business model innovation and development as well as design thinking. As a business coach and mentor, he also advises start-ups and companies worldwide with a strong social and economic focus.

Helia B. Schönthaler

Helia B. Schönthaler

Technology Transfer Manager at technology transfer heidelberg GmbH

Dr. Helia B. Schönthaler is a Molecular Scientist by training and has worked for many years at international institutions in different research areas. Her research was published in 26 publications. She obtained additional training in Science Management and Entrepreneurship at the IE Business School in Madrid and could gain first spin-off experiences there. Helia now works as a Technology Transfer Manager with a focus on spin-offs for the technology transfer heidelberg GmbH. Her task is to identify and evaluate inventions, as well as taking care of business ideas and startup projects.

Jochen Morsbach

Jochen Morsbach

Laywer at Weitnauer Rechstsanwälte

Jochen is a lawyer and partner at Weitnauer, a law firm focused on technology, finance and transactions. He advises national and international clients in IT and software law with a focus on software contract design, the performance of complex software projects and intellectual property rights. Moreover, he advises technology-oriented companies in legal aspects of start-up projects and VC-financing issues.

Kai Grunwald

Kai Grunwald

Laywer at Weitnauer Rechstsanwälte

Kai is a partner at Weitnauer, a law firm focused on technology, finance and transactions. He has 20 yrs. experience in management and counseling positions of tech companies. On a regular basis he deals with tech transfers on licensing and with investors on financing issues. He is a founder of Phenex Pharmaceuticals AG and Tolerogenixx GmbH.

Katharina Klotzbach

Katharina Klotzbach

Manager Startup and Competence Center CUBEX41

Katharina accompanies innovative MedTech-Startups in close collaboration with the Mannheim Medical Technology Cluster. Within her role as a center manager she supports amongst others founders and founders to be to integrate themselves and their business idea into the strong network of research, industry and clinic as well as into the diversified startup environment Mannheim.

Dr. Matthias Rauch

Dr. Matthias Rauch

Cultural Innovation Officer and Head of Cultural Urban Development Department - Mannheim

Matthias Rauch, Dr. phil., studied American Studies, Business Administration, Communications, History and Sociology at the University of Mannheim and the University of Heidelberg. He taught at the University of Mannheim, the SRH Hochschule Heidelberg & Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. Matthias Rauch has worked as a freelance journalist for print and online publications for over 15 years. He was head of the Clustermanagement Musikwirtschaft. Since January 2017, he has been cultural innovation officer and head of the cultural urban development department of the city of Mannheim.

Ralf Bieber

Ralf Bieber

Co-founder IHO GmbH and IT-Manager Universitätsmedizin Mannheim

Dr. Ralf Bieber has a wide range of know-how in bioinformatics, applied computer science and medical informatics, with which he manages a variety of projects at the University Medical Center Mannheim to establish the digital service in the clinic as well. An important aspect here is the conformity with ISO standards and law, in particular compliance with the new regulatory requirements of the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR).

Rico Laage

Rico Laage

Founder of GUIDED development GmbH

Rico Laage has been working in the biotech industry since 2001. After his academic years in basic neuroscience research, his professional career followed the development path of a drug – starting in early R&D, bringing him to late stage clinical trials. In 2013, he founded GUIDED Development as a service and consulting company.

Today he guides startups from development strategy, through all aspects of product development to clinical trials. He understands the language of research and the needs of small ventures, but he also knows the expectations of regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical companies towards quality and design of clinical projects.

Sonja Wilkens

Sonja Wilkens

Startup Support Manager of the City of Mannheim

Sonja has many years of experience in supporting start-ups as a development officer at an investment bank, as a research assistant at the University of Mannheim or as a start-up consultant at the City of Mannheim for more than 10 years. She is an expert for all financing issues and the development of the business model.

Stefan Walcz

Stefan Walcz

Owner and Managing Director of Roqsta - Digital Transformation Experts

Stefan Walcz a successful business leader of the first generation of internet entrepreneurs with more than 20 years of experience in online business and transformation.

In the last few years, he has been focusing on the facilitation of transformation processes for SME companies. He does so to enable companies to become innovative again, create new business models, and humane working environments.

Apart from his daily business, Stefan Walcz acts as a mentor and coach to founders and start-ups.

Steffen Noehte

Steffen Noehte

CEO at Yoptino GmbH, Science for Live

Dr. Steffen Noehte, physicist, is founder of yoptino GmbH, which is based in Mafinex in Mannheim. Yoptino deals with the development and research of a digital assistant, which obtains its information from several sensors right on the human body and the environment. With sensor fusion evaluation, the user should receive helpful support during exercising or everyday situations. Before founding his third company, Steffen Noehte had been researching in the fields of atomic physics, spectroscopy, optical computers and holography. He also advises companies on innovations and loves working with young, creative people. As co-supervisor he accompanied many doctoral, diploma and bachelor theses in combination with the surrounding universities.

Tobias Günther

Tobias Günther

Co-Founder and CEO of Elaspix 3D Product Configurators

Tobias is Co-Founder and CEO of Elaspix 3D Product Configurators. The company is dedicated to 3D printing, commercial web applications and product image rendering.

He teaches 3D-Modelling and Game Development at the Corporative State University Baden-Würtemberg.
This year, he organizes a 3D Summer School in Mannheim and multiplayer Virtual Reality events.

Presenter

Raoul Haschke will be facilitating and presenting the {Life Science} meet IT Hackathon.

Raoul Haschke has a doctorate in astrophysics. He received all his degrees from Heidelberg University and understands from first-hand experience how educational and research outfits function. After receiving his doctorate, he decided to pursue his interest in the links between science and the economy and to work as a startup manager. Since then, Heidelberg Startup Partners has been benefiting from his organizational talent and his enthusiasm for entrepreneurship.

Raoul Haschke works not only for the startup management of Heidelberg University but also for the Startup Office of Heidelberg Startup Partners. In addition, he is responsible for coordination with Heidelberg Startup Partners. He advises entrepreneurs who are applying for funding and helps establish contact with partners of Heidelberg Startup Partners.

Jury

The following experts will evaluate hackathon results on Sunday afternoon. We are currently adding jury members, so make sure to check back regularly.

Markus Bühler

Markus Bühler

Startup Support Manager, Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH

Markus has a degree in business administration. After studying in Heidelberg, he founded, together with his father, a music publishing house that sells choral sheet music over the Internet. He then spent two years in Australia, where he studied at Deakin University in Melbourne and founded another company. He gained further experience in international marketing and sales after he had returned to Europe and joined a renowned DAX-listed company in Heidelberg. Markus Bühler works for the Heidelberg Technology Park and oversees the Life Science Accelerator BW.

Bodo Brückner

Bodo Brückner

Coordinator Lifescience Accelerator Baden-Württemberg, City of Mannheim

Dr. Bodo Brückner is a Molecular Biologist by training. He worked for many years at highly renowned institutions in different research areas (inter alia, epigenetics, Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer biology).
After positions at BioRN and EIT Health, Bodo Brückner has been working as a coordinator of the Lifescience Accelerator Baden-Wuerttemberg at the City of Mannheim since September 2017.
Bodo Brückner is also an expert for Science4Life. To foster life science entrepreneurship and the creation of start-ups, he teaches master and PhD students in the Biotech Entrepreneurship Training Program at Heidelberg University.

Supporting Partners

The following institutions and companies support us with the event program:

 
 

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Who decides which challenges will be presented?

Step 1: You can hand in your challenge upfront until May 4th, 2018 (see next question) or present it on the first day of the event.

Step 2: You pitch your challenge on Friday June 8th. The crowd will then decide which challenges they would like to work on during the event.

How do I hand in a challenge?

Send your challenge proposal via email to klotzbach@cubex41.de until May 4th, 2018 or pitch without a poster on the first day of the event.

What happens to the IP?

Patents will stay with the patent owner, IP will be owned by the interdisciplinary team that works on the challenge during the event.

Do I have to pay anything to hand in a challenge?

No, just the attendance fee.

Do I have to attend the whole event?

If you hand in a challenge, you should be there for the whole weekend.

What should my challenge look like?

Here are three examples of challenges from 2017:

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

Network Partners

Our partners and friends help promoting the event within their networks:

Imprint

The {Life Science} meets IT Hackathon is a joint initiative of Cubex41, MAFINEX Gründerverbund, Heidelberg Startup Partners e.V. and Heidelberg University.

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Heidelberg Startup Partners e.V.
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Der Heidelberg Startup Partners e.V. wird vertreten durch den ersten Vorsitzenden Dr. André H.R. Domin und den zweiten Vorsitzenden Dr. Sigurd Weinreich.

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Amtsgericht Mannheim
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Finanzamt Heidelberg
32081/00254

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