EIT Health BioEntrepreneurship Lab Oxford-Munich 2019


EMBA team OncOpinion with team Identiti Medical
EMBA team OncOpinion with team Identiti Medical

This unique programme integrates Saïd Business School students with biomedical founding teams

The BioEntrepreneurship Lab is jointly run with BioM in Munich and Oxford University Innovation. The programme targets biomedical founding teams in the pre-seed or seed phase, with business ideas in areas such as: drug development, diagnostics, digital health, innovations in health data and ‘bringing care home'.

The unique programme allows Saïd Business School students to work alongside and immerse themselves within the biomedical founding teams. It allows cross-border exchange with international teams allowing them to form a network throughout Europe.  Our students are exposed to some of the most innovative and exciting ideas in the biomedical space, and have the chance to collaborate and bring their skill-set for potential future working partnerships.

The 2019 programme concluded with all teams pitching their ideas to a panel of EIT Health partners at the EIT Health BioEntrepreneurship Lab Oxford-Munich 2019; with team DoDerm emerging as the victors and Executive MBA team OncOpinion coming in joint third place.

The MBAs that were present this week were hugely valuable and helpful in assisting us with a business-like way of thinking and also advice to tackle certain problems as they have such a wealth of experience in different industries.

Vassilis Ragoussis

DPhil Clinical Medicine

Programme details


Teams learnt from industry experts, attended networking events and met potential stakeholders to accelerate their biomedical businesses.

This year the three-month early incubation programme had two on-site weeks of entrepreneurial training that took place at the University of Oxford (one week in April 2019), and at BioM in Munich (one week in July 2019). The on-site weeks had interactive workshops on topics such as business planning, IP, market research, financing, pitching, market regulations and partnering. The teams heard from industry experts and successful entrepreneurs, as well as attending multiple networking events with a diverse group of mentors and peers from both Oxford and Munich. Additionally, each team met potential stakeholders and interviewed experts, opinion leaders and potential customers to accelerate their biomedical businesses. 

In between the two on-site weeks, the teams were also involved in several off-site coaching and feedback sessions, as well as each team being connected to an industry mentor for the entire duration of the programme who both challenged and coached the teams. 

The lab has been very informative and hands on, which helps to make the most of new knowledge.

BioEntrepreneurship Lab 2019, Delegate