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Funding opportunities for commercial research in Women’s Health

December 6 2023




Does your research revolve around women’s health or gender medicine? And are you interested in exploring its commercial opportunities?

Then mark your calendar on the 6th of December 2023, where BioInnovation Institute (BII) will be your guide into their different programs. FYI: You don’t need a ready-to-go idea to participate. 

BII is joined by Karin Lykke-Hartmann, professor and founder of Notify Therapeutics, which has developed innovative solutions to challenge infertility. Notify Therapeutics is supported by BII. She will share her personal journey from researcher to part-time entrepreneur.  


  • Different funding opportunities and options for either going all-in on an entrepreneurial journey or combining it with an academic career. We will touch upon: BII Venture Lab and Bio Studio.
  • What a journey from researcher to part-time entrepreneur can look like.
  • What to do if you want to explore your the commercial potential of your research.


Commercialization of research is a process – and the sooner you get started, the better. In these 1:1 sessions, you have a chance to talk to and get feedback from BII’s business developers on your research and your thoughts about potential commercial perspectives. There are ten sessions of 20 minutes available – and you need to book it beforehand. If you are not able to stay, it will be possible to schedule an online meeting another day.   


8:45-9:00: Check-in and breakfast 

9:00-9:35: Introduction and funding opportunities at BII focusing on Venture Lab and Bio Studio 

9.35-10.15: Professor at Aarhus University and entrepreneur Karin Lykke-Hartmann’s startup story 

10:15: Optional 1:1 sessions with BII’s business developers (has to be booked in advance) 


The BioInnovation Institute (BII) is a commercial foundation with a non-profit objective. Their goal is to support world-class life science innovation that drives the development of new solutions by funding translational research and early-stage life science start-ups for the benefit of people and society.

BII aims to support women’s health across a broad range of indication areas. BII supports projects within planetary health and human health. One key focus area is women’s health including female-specific conditions, reproductive health and conditions that affect males and females differently.