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.
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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.
Our Bio Studio program welcomes innovative projects that focus on developing new transformative therapeutics or health tech solutions to address high unmet medical needs in women’s health.
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BII offers help to early-stage start-ups within human health and planetary health. Find more information on the Venture Lab, Venture House, Bio Studio and Residence programs. Any questions? Check out our frequently asked questions and meet some of our alumni start-ups in this article.
The panel assesses applications for BII’s programs and supports the continuous development of BII’s strategy within women’s health. Members of the panel are leading academics, VCs, entrepreneurial experts, and key industry representatives – a broad representation of the innovation pipeline within women’s health.
Below you can read all the news related to BII’s Women’s Health Initiative.
Developing a drug discovery platform using human embryo models for women’s reproductive health.
Developing the first disease-modifying treatment for endometriosis.
Precision oncology start-up developing targeted treatments for breast cancer brain metastatic patients.
Developing a first-in-class treatment for infertile women who do not benefit from standard hormone therapy.
Developing a novel first-in-class treatment for male infertility.
A novel approach to birth control, aiming to reinforce the natural cervical mucus barrier without hormones.
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 1.7 million euros per start-up and 3 million euros per project.
Since the inauguration of BII in November 2018, BII has awarded 71 million euros to 80 high-growth start-up companies.