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How to Convert a Scientific Publication into an Industry-Focused Project Proposal

Before the workshop: Each participant should select one recent outstanding scientific publication from within the participant's respective field of expertise (or even his/her own lab), which provides a solid scientific rationale for a novel product idea that could change the world. Participants should bring a hardcopy of the full-text publication as well as their laptop computers to the workshop.

Christian Tidona is a serial biotech entrepreneur, business angel, and managing director at the BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg, Germany. He studied molecular biology and received his doctoral degree from the University of Heidelberg. Throughout his entire professional life his focus has always been to foster innovation at the interface between academia and industry. Christian is co-founder of the Health Axis Europe alliance between the European health innovation clusters in Leuven, Maastricht, Copenhagen, and Heidelberg. He is chairman of the Weizmann Young European Network (WYEN) and member of the International Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Christian is married and father of two children.