Starting up a company requires not only a good idea and lots of enthusiasm, but also involves often a long difficult development path with many hurdles. In life sciences taking an invention from the lab to the market typically takes 5 to 10 years and requires several tenths of millions of euros of investment. In case of a new drug, a new device or a new therapy this can even take as long as 15 years and cost up to millions of euros.
Only the best ideas based on excellent science, with high growth potential, large commercial and societal benefits, and an international scope will be selected by LS@W. After admittance you can profit by participating in the Venture Challenge, Expert Classes and Value Centre. These three stages of the accelerator programme are developed to help scientists build their own business.