Innovation Platform

 Identifying promising potential products at an early stage – that is our main task as Business Development unit at BCRT. Furthermore, we mediate between scientists at BCRT and regional and international representatives of industry and business as well as other potential commercialization partners. Our tasks include:

  • Patent analysis and market research
  • Project funding and controlling
  • Identifying and acquiring suitable commercialization partners
  • Conducting regular evaluations of the development value of new projects (opportunity check)
  • Carrying out regular risk assessments on key and main projects (risk score)
  • Providing advice on the commercialization of product ideas
  • Fostering partnerships with industry and financial institutions
  • Establishing international networks (including California Institute of Regenerative Medicine [CIRM], EU Regions of Knowledge TERM Project, Regenerative Medicine Coalition [RMC])
  • Educating young scientists within the BSRT Graduate School
  • Reporting regularly to the board of directors, e.g., strategic orientation of the BCRT and the allocation of resources 


  • Assessment of the translational potential of BCRT projects
  • Support on directing the projects
  • Support on the cooperation initiation


  • Opportunity Check:
    1. Intellectual Properties (IP): patent research 
    2. Market research (competition analysis, already existing products, market size for products 
    3. Possibilities of the cooperations
  • Risk Score Analysis for main projects and on special request
  • Contact initiation for extern partnerships