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7th Future Medicine Conference

After two digital-only events, Berlin´s leading newspaper “Der Tagesspiegel” and the BIH are back with the seventh Future Medicine Science Match 2022 live on stage again.

The focus of this year´s conference is on how to build an ecosystem for innovation in the life sciences. How can academia, business and society establish a new collaborative for innovation?

The MDC is presented by Prof. Simone Spuler who is chairing the first session (9:30 AM-11:00 AM | Societal and Medical Need: The role of cell- and nucleic acid-based therapies and digitization.)

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bcc – Berlin Congress Center
Alexanderstraße 11
10178 Berlin




9:00 AM-9:30 AM Opening
Opening: Prof. Christopher Baum (BIH), Stephan-Andreas Casdorff (Der Tagesspiegel)
Opening Speech: Federal Minister of Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger
Introduction by Dr. Michael May, Medical Director Germany, Bristol Myers Squibb, on “Biopharmaceutical research and innovation – a key value driver for our society”

9:30 AM-11:00 AM Session 1
Topic: Societal and Medical Need: The role of cell- and nucleic acid-based therapies and digitization
Chair: Prof. Simone Spuler, Muscle Research, Charité and MDC
Short talks (20 talks x 3 Min)

11:00 AM-11:30 AM Coffee Break
with Speakers Corner

11:30 AM-12:55 PM Session 2 - Future Work: The role of shared laboratories and incubators
Chair: Johannes Fruehauf MD PhD, President & CEO Biolabs, President & Executive Director LabCentral
Short talks (20 talks x 3 Min)

12:55 PM-1:00 PM Opinion poll results by Civey

1:00 PM-2:15 PM Lunch Break

1:15 PM-2:00 PM Side Event
Lunch talk about cancer cell therapies (German language)
With Prof. Lars Bullinger, Medical Director of the Department of Hematology, Oncology and Cancer Immunology CVK, Charité - Universtitätsmedizin Berlin and Dr. Anne Kerber, Senior Vice President and Head of Cell Therapy Development, Bristol Myers Squibb

2:15 PM-2:30 PM Impulse
Thomas Müller, Head of Department 1 “Drugs, Medical Devices, Biotechnology, Federal Ministry of Health

2:30 PM-2:45 PM Keynote Lecture
Professor Dietmar Harhoff, Director MPI for Innovation and Competition
Title: Boundary Conditions for Medical Innovation Start-Ups

2:45 PM-3:00 PM Session 3
Part 1: Stories from Real Life: How to succeed when building your start-up
Chair: Dr. Andreas Schmidt, Entrepreneur, former CEO Proteona - now Singleron
Short talks (15 min)

3:00 PM-3:30 PM Session 3
Part 2: Raising Funds: How to attract competitive translational research grants, private money or venture capital 

Panel discussion (45 min) with Dr. Andreas Schmidt (Singleron), Dr. Regina Hodits (Wellington Partners), Dr. Claudia Baumann, Policy Officer, Division of New Methods in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Drug Development, Federal Ministry of Education and Research

3:30 PM-4:00 PM Coffee Break 2
with Speakers Corner

4:00 PM-4:15 PM Impulse
Ulrike Gote, Senator for Higher Education and Research, Health, Long-Term Care and Gender Equality

4:15 PM-4:25 PM Session 4
Part 1: Tech Talk on Mindset and Education
Chair: Thorsten Lambertus, Director, DEEP - Institute for Deep Tech Innovation, ESMT Berlin
With Victoria Williams, SVP & General Manager, GSK Germany
Dr. Thorsten Lambertus (DEEP, ESMT Berlin) and others (tba) (10min)

4:25 PM-5:30 PM Session 4
Part 2: Mindset and Education: The new generation of innovators, entrepreneurial scientists and physicians
Short talks (15 talks x 3 min)

5:30 PM-5:35 PM Opinion poll results by Civey

5:35 PM-5:55 PM Final Keynote & Award ceremony

5:55 PM-6:00 PM Fare Well


Tagesspiegel and Berlin Institute of Health at Charité