BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg is supporting the establishment of the Baden-Württemberg Center for Academic Drug Discovery (BWCAD2) in 2021 and 2022.
BWCAD2 builds on the already successfully established Tübingen Center for Academic Drug Discovery (TüCAD2) and expands its concept to the whole of Baden-Württemberg. The aim of the project is to support basic researchers in creating a successful spin-off. For this purpose, interfaces will be created and staffed within the framework of the project. To raise awareness amongst researchers BWCAD2 will be presented to medical research institutions all over Baden-Württemberg in roll-out events. After selecting promising new therapeutic concepts, the researchers involved will be coached and prepared for a pitch to industrial partners.
BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg’s task is to organise two 'Pitch Days' where participants will present their therapeutic approach to venture capitalists and representatives of leading research-based pharmaceutical companies in order to raise funds for translating research into practice.