Are you ready to be presented with an awesome array of Berlin Biotech Information, just enough to get you ready and excited for BIO-Europe? What’s more, together with Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, we have created an absolutely amazing infographic full of cool fun facts about the Berlin Biotech Ecosystem. You can download it for FREE, here!
Berlin’s success in biotech and digital health can be traced back to its multi-variety of life sciences institutions. Not only can one find research establishments, universities and ‘Big Pharma’, but many startups are based here too. Their close collaboration with global players, is just one reason for why entrepreneurs and academics succeed in Berlin.
The fact that Berlin is a life sciences hotspot is nothing new however. Since the early 1800s, many renowned researchers, including pathologist Rudolf Virchow and Nobel Prize laureates Robert Koch, Emil von Behring and Paul Ehrlich have accumulated a vast treasury of scientific knowledge.
Most recently, Emmanuelle Charpentier, who played a significant role in the discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, has left her footprint in Berlin as the director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology.
This large, multicultural and diverse city has become increasingly interesting for international life sciences institutions. Many global players have found their home in Germany’s capital, amongst them Sanofi from France, Takeda from Japan and Pfizer from the United States.
At conferences such as BIO-Europe hundreds of delegates representing the global biotech industry come together to share their expertise in Berlin. Here, the who’s who of the international biotech- and pharma sectors meet to present, to discuss and to network.
With more than 65% of participants travelling from all over Europe and 20% coming from North America, the BIO-Europe is a great chance for Berlin to show off its flourishing biotech- and pharma environment. Biomedicine, for instance, is being studied by more than 90% of the approximately 240 biotech companies in Berlin and surrounding Brandenburg.
Berlin Partner for Business and Technology is responsible for the promotion of Berlin’s life sciences sector. Here, Carolin Clement, Head of Biotech and Pharma at Berlin Partner, explains what they do:
It is part of our duties to inform about the life science region Berlin-Brandenburg on an international level, and to initiate foundings and enable cooperation,” she says. “Exhibitions and congresses, like the BIO-Europe present the ideal platform. Especially when they take place just outside our door.”
BIO-Europe is the perfect opportunity for visitors to experience Berlin’s dynamic and international spirit!
Do you want to learn more about Berlin and its Biotech ecosystem? Visit Berlin Partner for Business and Technology at their BIO-Europe booth 59 from 6th – 8th November 2017! And whilst you’re there, pick up the printed version of our Infographic. It includes cool tips on where to go and what you should not miss in Berlin!