7 May 2019 / Berlin, Germany


The event agenda's time zone is CET.

7 May 2019
08:15 – 13:00
BIONNALE Science & Sights Tour

Get in touch with the life sciences in the German Capital Region and see the city during your stay! This year, the tour will take you to Berlin-Buch, one of the most forward thinking biomedical hubs in Germany. (For delegates from outside HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg only).

13:00 – 17:30
Cooperation Track

Companies, universities and research institutions are invited to apply for a short presentation.

The Cooperation Track offers an opportunity to companies and scientific institutions  to introduce themselves in a five minute pitch, to make themselves known to a broad audience and to network. The focus is on the biotech, medtech, pharmaceutical and digital health sectors. If you are interested, please send your informal application to Volker Erb  (volker.erb@berlin-partner.de) or contact him by phone (+49 30 46302515) in case of further questions.

Cooperation track
13:30 – 15:30
Biotech / Pharma Session - in cooperation with vfa bio

Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs): Status quo and future aspects

Introduction: ATMPs - an overview
Dr. Sabine Sydow, vfa bio

Guided talk with SMEs: Challenges and solutions in developing and bringing ATMP to the market

Prof. Dr. Regine Heilbronn, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Dr. Elisa Kieback, T-Knife
Dr. Steffen Hennig, Therycell GmbH

Experiences from academia and industry: ATMPs today and tomorrow

CAR-T-cells in oncology: Benefit, opportunities and challenges
Dr. Katja Schmidt, Novartis AG

Mesenchymal stem cells as cell drugs: Experiences and outlook
Dr. Christoph Prinz, Apceth Biopharma GmbH

BeCAT: bringing ATMP from the lab to clinical application

Prof. Dr. Petra Reinke, Berlin Center for Advanced Therapies (BeCAT)

    Questions & Answers

    13:30 – 14:30
    Matchmaking Session #1
    13:30 – 15:30
    Serious Games for Health Session

    Drug adherence, changing lifestyle habits, patient interaction or simply acquiring new knowledge can be difficult tasks for every individual. Who hasn’t lost motivation when trying to implement new year’s challenges? However, the issue of adherence and motivation are particularly difficult to steer from a provider’s side.

    In 2003, the World Health Organization estimated that only about 50% of patients with chronic diseases living in developed countries follow treatment recommendations. A 2014 literature review from the Cochrane Library suggests that the figures have not improved.

    Therefore, technologies and ideas from the gaming industry have recently become more and more prominent in the field of life science and healthcare. During this session, we will discover how the knowledge of the gaming industry can be used for medical purposes. The session will have a look into the underlying systematic and new technologies of gaming, showcase three successful examples of gaming in health and leave enough room for discussion of new applications.

    The session is organised in cooperation with media:net berlin-brandenburg and the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW, University of Applied Science Berlin).

    14:30 – 15:30
    Matchmaking Session #2
    15:30 – 16:30
    Matchmaking Session #3
    16:00 – 18:00
    Biobased Industries Session

    Aiming towards higher visibility and raising awareness of the possibilities of biobased industries in the capital region, the session will outline novel biobased products and techniques setting the path towards a biobased economy.

    16:00 – 18:00
    Biotech / Pharma Session - in cooperation with CONELIS

    Winning with external expertise - real-life examples from the industry’s value chain presented by members of the CONELIS network.
    CONELIS – the Competence Network Life Sciences – is an association of selected, independent experts providing top-tier consulting services to the life sciences industry.

    16:30 – 17:30
    Matchmaking Session #4
    17:30 – 18:30
    Matchmaking Session #5
    18:30 – 22:00
    Evening reception with Industry Keynote and Speed Lecture Award

    Speed Lectures
    Scientists present their work in a battle for “The Best Science Pitch”


    Speed Lecture Award Ceremony
    The winner of the audience voting will be announced.

    Closing Remarks
    Dr. Kai Bindseil, Cluster Manager HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg

    Get-together and Networking 

    The event agenda's time zone is CET.