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Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich)

Biotech — From Science to Business

Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich) via edX


New scientific discoveries in the biotechnology field can potentially change the world we live in. To do so, they need to be made available to the world. This course will help you build the knowledge and confidence to evaluate a biotech innovation's potential and develop a strategy for success.

The course illustrates the challenges of biotech entrepreneurship and what it means to start a biotech venture. It will teach you the methods needed to evaluate the potential of biotech innovations and how to define a suitable business model. You will learn how to develop a strategy to pursue with your venture and which first steps to take when starting your business endeavor.

This course is part of the professional certificate program “Realizing Biotech Innovations — A Business Guide for Scientists,” which consists of three courses designed to bring your biotech innovation to the market. The course is brought to you by the Technical University of Munich — one of Europe’s most outstanding universities in research and innovation. It offers academic expertise on biotech entrepreneurship, expanded by the hands-on expertise of those working in the field, such as industry experts and entrepreneurs who share their advice and experiences.


Module 1: Understanding the Business of Biotechnology

Introduction of the specific business challenges in the field of biotechnology and what it means to start a biotech business

Module 2: Assessing Your Idea

Overview on evaluating the potential of biotech business ideas and how to tailor your product or service to the market

Module 3: Modeling Your Business

Introduction to the concept of business modeling and how to apply it in the field of biotechnology

Module 4: Getting Started

Outlook on how to strategically plan the next steps to realize your biotech innovation and what to be mindful of in terms of team development and IP transfer

Taught by

Svenja Jarchow and Stefanie Weniger


4.4 rating, based on 10 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    I must say it was an incredibly enriching experience. This course is a gem for anyone looking to bridge the gap between biotechnology and business in a comprehensive and engaging manner. The course content is top-notch, covering a wide range of to…
  • Anonymous
    Interesting course . I learnt many unknown topics regarding Marketing and business. The way of explanation is too good and the language of teaching is awesome , it made me ease to compete the course . Now I can answer questions related to the this topic . Thank you so much for this course .
  • Vimla Chaudhari
    This Course is very useful to switch from job to business and start to new venture. It gives many suggestions and make be confident enough to become entrepreneur. Various scientist Company's CEOs ,Co Founders and Company's owner gives their opinion, feedback and valid points regarding their respective fields. their opinion were very useful. we can learn how to deal with problems , and find their solution in better way. Videos gives us informative information and well explained by professor.
  • Anonymous
    Really informative course. Covers topics related to biotech innovation, spinning out, financing deals, IP Protection.
    It also has interviews from co-founders who have themselves been on this journey and made it to the other side of entrepreneurship by establishing successful biotech ventures!

    I'd highly recommend anyone to take this course if you want to know the business side of the biotech industry as it is not the same thing as compared to other industries.
  • Anonymous
    Biotech-From science to business course is very informative and useful course for start up programs. The course content is having very good with excellent video explanations.Pratice bits and graded exercises are useful. Examples of biotech start up companies are excellent venture in biotechnology. This course is raise interest in research and biotech business.
  • Anonymous
    It was very informative as it shows basic entrepreneurial strategies in BioTech. It was especially helpful to have a Video where we could listen to actual entrepreneurs and hear their real voices. You can't take all of this on board, as real situations and studies are different, but I think this is a good guideline.
  • Anonymous
    Interesting introduction into how to start up a biotech company. Great for people coming from science since many challenges and opportunities are covered from their perspective.
  • Anonymous
    Nice concept , easy way of explaining , nice language, interesting , learnt many unknown things , I improved a lot in this program
  • Anonymous
    This course has introduced me to a new perspective and made me see the full picture between science and business. I would recommend for anyone who want to shift their scientific mindset more to the business and industry world.
  • Anonymous
    The course provides a good overview on how to step into the biotech industry including examples of biopharma and biomanufacturing for the green transition.

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