29 No. 1
- A German Initiative for Start-Ups in the Life Sciences and
started in 1998 with the idea of providing unique support
for potential entrepreneurs in the life sciences and chemistry
fields. Now, after eight years it has become an established
institution and brand in the entrepreneurial scene. Science4Life
is focused on two main activities: the annual business plan
competition (Science4Life Venture Cup) and the expert and
alumni network (Science4Life Business Forum).
Science4Life business plan competition enjoys an excellent
reputation and is firmly established in the start-up community
throughout Germany, not only in the Federal State of Hesse
where the competition started. In the eight years since it
began, more than 350 business plans have been submitted, more
than 200 companies have been founded, and, most important,
more than 1600 highly qualified positions have been created.
On 1 September 2006, the sponsors of this initiative, the
government of the Federal State of Hesse and Sanofi-Aventis,
launched the ninth round of this successful competition.
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