What are we supporting?
BII is a non-profit organization that drives innovation in life sciences and brings research to market through two areas: Human Health and Planetary Health. Our goal is to address the most pressing and critical challenges for our health and planet by supporting early-stage startups and projects.
In Human Health, our goal is to tackle the most urgent health issues of our time. With cutting-edge research and development, we strive to deliver meaningful therapeutic and health tech solutions that improve health outcomes for people worldwide.
We address solutions to defeat cancer and its complications, reducing the burden of inflammation and immune-mediated diseases, enhancing effects in metabolic diseases, diminishing the threat of infectious diseases, helping to resolve diseases of the nervous system, and bringing meaningful outcomes for women’s health and gender medicine.
In Planetary Health, we recognize the interconnectedness of our planet’s health and the well-being of its inhabitants. We aim to support startups that develop innovative solutions to tackle the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
We support solutions that can help provide healthy and sustainable food, advance regenerative farming through biotechnology, create a cleaner future by mitigating carbon emissions, and develop sustainable materials and chemicals.
At BII, we can help enable a healthier, sustainable, equitable, and resilient world by supporting startups with the necessary resources. Suppose you have a novel and ground-breaking idea that addresses an unmet need in life sciences but falls outside of the highlighted areas, you will still be able to apply, as we are open to exploring transformative solutions that contribute to improving both planetary and human health.
Find your program
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.