EIT Health BioEntrepreneurship Lab Oxford-Munich

Programme overview

This unique programme integrates Saïd Business School students with biomedical teams, to give them the opportunity to turn their ideas into a start-up.

The BioEntrepreneurship Lab is jointly run with BioM in Munich and Oxford University Innovation. This is a 3 month early incubation program with 2 full-time weeks of entrepreneurial training taking place at the University of Oxford (1 week in April 2019), and at BioM, Munich (1 week in July 2019). The on-site weeks contain workshops on topics such as business planning, IP, market research, financing, pitching, market regulations and partnering.

Teams will learn from industry experts and attend networking events, meet potential stakeholders and interview experts, opinion leaders and potential customers to accelerate their biomedical business. In between the two on-site weeks there are online feedback sessions from peers and coaches, as well as each team being connected to an industry mentor for the entire duration of the programme who will challenge and coach the teams off-site.

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. Through this, 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 skillset for potential future working partnerships.

The programme ends with the teams pitching their ideas to a panel of EIT Health partners. 

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

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

BioEntrepreneurship Lab 2019, Delegate


The Entrepreneurship Centre