Preliminary agenda 2024

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2 July 2024: Connect to Investments

12:00Registration & Welcome snack
13:00Welcome to BayOConnect
Prof. Dr. Ralf Huss, BioM Biotech Cluster Development
13:10-13:30Opening Impulse
Dr. Viola Bronsema, Bio Deutschland
Prof. Dr. Dietmar Harhoff, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Risk and Reward - Comparative Strategies in Biotech Funding
Moderator: Charlie Cameron, Hub Angels
Dr. Phillippe Dro, Adjuvant Capital
Cheryl Reicin, Mintz Levin
Start-up Pitches / Networking Break / Partnering
Translating Science - Keys to Commercializing Biotech Research
Moderator: Anna Chrisman, EBD Group
Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy
Dr. Philipp Baaske, NanoTemper
Dr. Selina Greuel, Oxford Science Enterprises
Dr. Patrick Großmann, Invitris
Dr. Kei Müller, Ebenbuild
Dr. Julia Schaft, BioRN Cluster Management
Dr. Roman Werner, TUM Venture Labs
Recap 13 Years m4 Award
Dr. Petra Burgstaller, BioM Biotech Cluster Development
Introducing the Munich Accelerator for Life Science and Medicine - MAxL
Regina Abendroth, BioM Biotech Cluster Development
Start-up Pitches / Networking Break / Partnering
18:00Networking with BBQ


3 July 2024: Connect to AI

8:30Registration & Welcome coffee
9:00Opening Remarks, Prof. Dr. Ralf Huss, BioM Biotech Cluster Development
Pioneering the Future of Drug Development,
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ralf Huss, BioM Biotech Cluster Development
Dr. Anna Bauer-Mehren, Roche Diagnostics
Christian Dallago, Nvidia
Joanna Wardzinski, AWS
Big Data & AI - Unearthing New Therapeutics
Moderator: Dr. Jörg Traub, Bayern Innovativ
Dr. Tilman Flock, Palantir Life Sciences
Dr. Anna Bauer-Mehren, Roche Diagnostics
Dr. Roman Malina, Google
Sidhyansh Saxena, Gingko Bioworks
Dr. Justus Wolff, Syte-Institute
Company Pitches / Networking Break / Partnering
Navigating the AI Landscape - Applications in Use
Moderator: PD Dr. Dominik Pförringer, TUM
Johann Hawe, Illumina
Dr. Carsten Marr, Helmholtz Munich
Manuel Opitz, DeepEYE
Dr. Simon Sonntag, Virtonomy
Dr. Christian Pohlkamp, MLL Münchner Leukämielabor
Christina Port, 2NA Fish
13:00-14:00Company Pitches / LUNCH / Partnering
Spotlight: Are we ready for AI?
Dr. Ulrich Granzer, Granzer Regulatory Consulting & Services
Prof. Dr. Ariel Dora Stern, Hasso Plattner Institute & Harvard Business School
Dr. Thomas Wostry, Ratajczak & Partner Rechtsanwälte
You Never Walk Alone - Leveraging Added Value with Data and AI
Moderator: Christian Hinske, University Augsburg
Dr. Eduardo Beltrán, BC Platforms   
Mark Teese, Leukocare
Dr. Henrik Matthies, honic
Nils Krüger, Deutsches Herzzentrum München
Dr. Franz Pfister, deepC
Dr. Alexander Jarasch, neo4j
16:00-16:15Closing of BayOConnect & Handover to RExPO 2024
16:15-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:00RExPO 2024: The Potential of AI and Drug Repurposing for Precision Medicine
Prof. Dr. Ralf Huss, BioM Biotech Cluster Development
Prof. Dr. Jennifer Martin, Newcastle University (AU)
Prof. Dr. Harald Schmidt, REPO4EU Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Stefano Piotto, SoftMining Srl
Prof. Dr. Mathias Wilhelm, Technical University of Munich
Dr. Hannelore Meyer, Technical University of Munich


Dr. Max Pöhlmann
Dr. Max Pöhlmann

Cluster Development Lead

+49 (0) 89 / 89 96 79-19




Supported by



In collaboration with RExPO24, the International Annual Conference on Systems Medicine, Artificial Intelligence and Drug Repurposing of the REPO4EU Horizon Europe project