The “m4 Award – Pre-Seed Competition for the Medicine of the Future” is entering its seventh round in 2023

Apply for the m4 Award if you are doing application-oriented research that addresses the challenges of tomorrow’s medicine with potential for a future spin-off. The winning teams will receive up to € 500,000 for a period of two years to validate their research and to ready for seed-financing. In addition, the funded projects receive comprehensive startup support during and after the funding phase.

Possible topics are, in addition to and considering specifications of the funding regulations:

  • innovative drugs and therapies (including NCEs, biologicals, ATMPs, vaccines)
  • innovative platform technologies in the field of prediction, prognosis or diagnostics in biotechnology (including approaches based on the application of digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning)
  • innovative platform technologies for drug discovery and development (including approaches based on the application of digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning)
  • innovative approaches in the field of digital health in biotechnology (especially if there is potential for reimbursement by the cost units under the Digital Healthcare Act DVG)

To apply, submit a 5-page description of your project by March 8, 2023. After receiving a recommendation for the second stage, submit a 15-page outline by May 22, 2023. The m4 Award Jury consisting of industry experts and investors reviews the outlines and invites selected projects to present in Juli 2023.

Further information is available on the m4 Award website and will be provided at the m4 Award informational event:

  • Date: January 25, 2023 (Hybrid event)
  • Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Please visit the website to register for the event.

If you have any questions with regard to the pre-seed competition, feel free to contact BioM at any time. BioM offers free advice on all stages of the application process.

Contact:

Dr. Petra Burgstaller
Head of inQlab
startup incubator for the medicine of the future
burgstaller@bio‐m.org
Tel.: 089 / 89 96 79‐0

Christina Enke-Stolle
Head of inQlab
startup incubator for the medicine
enke-stolle@bio-m.org
Tel.: 089 / 89 96 79‐0

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