Women's Health Initiative - BioInnovation Institute

Women’s Health Initiative

About the initiative

BII’s Women’s Health Initiative aims to strengthen the European ecosystem for innovative translational research and start-ups that address the high medical unmet needs within women’s health.

Parts of the Women’s Health Initiative activities are supported by a grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

As part of this joint initiative, BII will conduct a thorough landscape analysis and identify leading research and start-up opportunities for women’s health, with the potential for future funding from BII and partners.

BII will also undertake community-building and awareness-creating activities with selected key partners within the ecosystem.

Please contact Johanna Roostalu at e-mail: jro@bii.dk if you have any questions.

Funding opportunities

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Our focus areas

BII aims to support women’s health across a broad range of indication areas. We are especially interested in new non-hormonal therapeutics solutions and evidence-based health tech approaches. For specifics, please click on the images below.

Women's Health Innovation Panel

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Meet our Women’s Health Team
About BII

The BioInnovation Institute Foundation (BII) is an international commercial foundation with a nonprofit objective supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. BII operates an incubator to accelerate world-class life science innovation that drives the development of new solutions by early life science start-ups for the benefit of people and society.

BII, located in Copenhagen, Denmark, offers start-ups and early-stage projects within health tech, therapeutics, and bioindustrials state-of-the-art labs, vibrant office facilities, business development, start-up business incubation, access to high-level mentoring and international networks, plus unique funding opportunities of up to 1.3 million euros per start-up and 2.4 million euros per project.

Since the inauguration of BII in November 2018, BII has awarded 50 million euros to 62 high-growth start-up companies.

Supported start-up companies and projects