Last Thursday evening, the summer reception – a joint event organised together with the Verein zur Förderung der Biotechnologie und Medizintechnik e. V. and Tübingen-Reut-lingen Technology Park (TTR) GmbH – was finally back, offering a great occasion to ex-perience the huge network of BioRegio STERN Management GmbH, which recently marked its 20th anniversary. The new map of BioRegion STERN that was presented at the reception in Reutlingen also provided an impressive view of the lively life sciences scene. It includes over 400 profiles spread across categories including biotech, medtech, engineering and digital health/IT.
The Science2Start award ceremony formed part of this regional get-together for entre-preneurs, scientists, investors and politicians from the sector. This was the 13th time prizes had been awarded in recognition of promising life sciences ideas developed by scientists and start-ups from the region. The keynote speaker was to have been Prof. Thomas Gottwald, Member of the Supervisory Board and shareholder of Ovesco Endoscopy AG. Unfortunately, he had to cancel at short notice. Luckily, Dr. Christian Lin-demann from Voelker & Partner Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater mbB, a joint practice of lawyers, tax advisors and financial auditors that donated the prize money worth a total of 5,500 euros, was able to step in. “Curiosity is something we all have in common. These young entrepreneurs are here because at some point they were curious about something, and they still are,” Lindemann said of the prize win-ners. “As for me, I have the privilege of being able to share in that curiosity and dis-cover now what the issues of the near and medium-term future will be. Day by day, that curiosity drives you to make progress in the field of human health. Is there any-thing better than that?”
After the keynote speech, the following four teams from BioRegion STERN received their awards.