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Selection committee reviews project proposals

A committee with experts from science and economy chooses the best ideas with the most promising teams out of all submitted project proposals.

Go-Bio Auswahl Jury
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The project proposals for GO-Bio funding go through a two-phase procedure. Initially, an expert committee reviews all submitted ideas with representatives from the international biotechnology scene. After the first selection round, the chosen teams can submit detailed applications in the second phase and present their proposition to the committee. The outcome of this committee session is then suggested to the BMBF project as GO-Bio funding. As awarding authority, the final decision lies with the BMBF.

Evaluation criteria for the selection of project proposals:

  • The project should be original in terms of science and technology
  • It should have commercial utilization potential within a period of ten years for marketable products, processes or services
  • The designated project leader and the team should be suitably qualified and skilled
Members of the selection committee:

Dr. Reinhard J. Ambros – Novartis International AG
Prof. Dr. Florian Gantner – C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG
Prof. Dr. Thomas Gottwald – Ovesco Endoscopy AG
Dr. Erich Greiner – Cedrus Therapeutics Inc.
Prof. Dr. Hugo Hämmerle – The Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI) at the University of Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Sabine Kloth – Medical Devices Expertise
Dr. Ruth Maas – Autodisplay Biotech GmbH
Dr. Markus Manns – Union Investment Privatfonds GmbH
Prof. Dr. Helmut E. Meyer – Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS e. V.
Dr. Torsten Mummenbrauer – Hookipa Biotech AG
PD Dr. Stefan Rußwurm – University Hospital of Jena
Karlheinz Schmelig – CREATHOR VENTURE Management GmbH
Prof. Dr. Heike Walles – Universitätsklinikum Würzburg/Fraunhofer ISC
Prof. Dr. Albrecht Wendel – (ex) Interfakultäres Zentrum für Pharmakogenomik und Arzneimittelforschung, Universität Tübingen

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