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Project Management

BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH (BIO CM) has a long-term successful history in project management of both kinds: public and private funded projects. We offer administrative support in R&D projects, i.e. organization of workshops and symposia, the composition of reports and studies, dissemination of results and further supporting actions to life science companies and institutes.

As a catalyzer in the EIT Health Bridgehead Program, BIO CM offers its services regularly to startups and small companies in the biotechnology and life sciences. The customized projects include services such as the preparation of market entry studies, surveys of KOLs, support for clinical trials and pilot projects and access to a huge network of life science companies, research institutes, medical faculties, and university hospitals as well as lawyers, investors, distributors, and manufacturers. The Bridgehead program aims to facilitate the internationalization of health enterprises to new European markets (Bridgehead Europe/ Inbound) and non-European markets (Bridgehead Global). Therefore, BIO CM supports the selected companies with its expertise in the target country and its local knowledge.

Further projects can be found in the projects section.

Event & PR Management

Since the very start until today, one central activity has been the organization of events of various kinds covering all aspects of logistics and content management.

BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH (BIO CM) has a high expertise in the organization of dedicated workshops and specialized meetings with 30 – 50 experts, as well as experiences in hosting conferences, such as the BIO-Europe conference in Cologne (2015) with about 4500 attendees or the German Biotech Days in 2016 (Cologne) with more than 900 participants. Since 2012 BIO CM is commissioned by BIO.NRW to realize the annual International Business Angel Congress. Meanwhile a well-known event for all business angels, investors, venture capitalists and institutional investors as well as founders and small to medium sized enterprises (incl. startups) in the biotech and life science scene.

Furthermore, BIO CM offers location promotion and marketing for your target region and increases the visibility of your company. In cooperation with BIO.NRW, BIO CM organizes joint booths at trade fairs, for instance at the BIO Convention in the USA or, since 2021, at the Greener Manufacturing Show. Thereby BIO CM manages the planning and coordination of the stalls themselves as well as the promotion and the exhibitor management.

Startup support

BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH (BIO CM) is dedicated to strengthening the life science industry in Germany with a special focus on the largest federal state, North-Rhine Westphalia. Along with the previously explained services, BIO CM offers a coaching line and access to its investors’ network.

Coaching and strategic as well as operational consulting are important tools for young and fast-growing companies. Thus, BIO CM provides companies participating in the coaching line the right access to networks and professional expertise through a qualified coaching network. BIO CM’s coaches include people form board or CEO level to transposition and financial experts with relevant experience in industry and business. This can ensure the appropriate assistance in the creation of a business idea or by personal training for startups, management personnel and turnaround. Furthermore, BIO CM has contacts to consultants for federal, state and EU funding programs.

With strictly confidential investor circles, a platform to present your business model can be offered to startups, young companies and international companies within the biotech and life sciences. To find out more about the investors’ network, please have a look here.