Stage I (closed)

You submit a 5-page short description of the project (German or English).
Please submit this via our m4 Award application platform.

The short descriptions will be reviewed formally and thematically and recommendations will be made regarding the submission. You will receive comprehensive advice from BioM.

Stage II

You submit a max. 15-page project outline (German). Please submit it via our m4 Award application platform.

The m4 Award jury of industry experts and investors will review the outlines, selected teams will be invited for a pitch presentation.

You present your project to the m4 Award jury.

Based on the project outlines and the pitches, the m4 Award jury recommends the selected projects for funding.

Formal applications are submitted to Projekträger Jülich (PtJ).

BioM offers free advice on all stages of the competition. All information exchanged within the scope of the call will be treated confidentially. All rights of use and publication remain with the applicants.


Information Event Stage I January 25, 2023
Submission of short descriptionsMarch 8, 2023
Information Event Stage II March 27, 2023
Submission of project outlines May 22, 2023
Pitch training jury meeting20. Juli 2023
Jury meeting and presentations July 25, 2023 
Formal applications from the 5 winners via PtJCW32 - CW36 2023
m4 Award ceremonyOctober 2023

Applicants from Würzburg or Regensburg

For applicants from Würzburg or Regensburg, the IGZ Würzburg or BioPark Regensburg will be happy to offer a free consultation on the application process.

Applicants from Würzburg and Regensburg submit both the 5-page project description and the 15-page project outline via our m4 Award applicant platform and send a copy of their application to IGZ Würzburg or BioPark Regensburg.

The contact persons in Würzburg and Regensburg are:

Innovations- und Gründerzentrum Würzburg
Friedrich-Bergius-Ring 15
97076 Würzburg
Dr. Gerhard Frank, Projektleiter
+49 (931) 78 08 57 11

BioPark Regensburg GmbH

Am BioPark 13
93053 Regensburg
Dr. Thomas Diefenthal, CEO
+49 (0) 941 9204610

Factsheet m4 Award 2023

Factsheet m4 Award

Dr. Petra Burgstaller
Dr. Petra Burgstaller

Incubation & MAxL Co-Lead, Portfolio Management

+49 (0) 89 / 89 96 79-23

Christina Enke-Stolle
Christina Enke-Stolle

Incubation & MAxL Co-Lead, Partnership Management

+49 (0) 89 / 89 96 79-26