Get in the Ring, YES!Delft, Biotech Campus Delft, and its main stakeholder Royal DSM, are looking for innovative startups, solutions or ideas within the biotechnology sector that are working on creating the future of a circular bio-based economy. This means, startups that are enabling the world to move away from non-renewable fossil sources, diminish greenhouse gas emissions and address future challenges related to food, health & energy.
Over the past century, the use of biotechnology expanded from food production to agriculture, pharma and production of bio-chemicals. Nowadays, this technology offers promising solutions to issues faced with regard to innovation and sustainability. This is why Biotech Campus Delft, its main stakeholder Royal DSM, and YES!Delft are joining forces.
YES!Delft is a leading high-tech incubator awarded as #2 in the world of incubators affiliated with universities. With 13+ years of experience they help entrepreneurs with access to mentors, experts, investors and more than 30 corporate partners who share their know-how, network and experience.
Biotech Campus Delft is developed by founding father Royal DSM to accelerate biotech innovations. Its open innovation campus offers a biotech ecosystem in which cooperation and knowledge transfer between companies and knowledge institutes is encouraged. Located on DSM’s site in Delft, over 1200 people work on developing, scaling up and commercializing bio-based innovations. Besides DSM and pilot factory BPF, Biotech Campus Delft also houses startups, SME’s and established companies.
Royal DSM is a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative business solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees.
Operating a startup in the biotechnology field can represent a challenge due to the capital investments, scale up hurdles and long development times related to it. The Biotech Campus Delft, its main stakeholder Royal DSM and YES!Delft understand these challenges and are determined to support the startups in this field to define a clear strategy to success. Are you ready to realize your potential? We are looking for biotechnology solutions in the following areas:
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
Physical access to biotech campus facilities in Delft
Access to Royal DSM Network including biotech experts and professionals
Support in creating a clear value proposition for your market
Access to customers to validate your proposition
Potential to land DSM as a launching customer/investment partner
Coaching and mentoring on pitching and value proposition
Have at least two founders
Have a distinguished innovation on the existing markets
Idea with the potential to scale and disrupt the status quo in your end market
The deadline for applications is April 5th.
SELECTION DAY 1
The first selection round will take place on the 9th of April.
SELECTION DAY 2
The second selection round will take place on the 25th of April.
The incubator program starts on the 15th of May.
The incubator program ends on the 31st of July.