Call 2019

Spin-off with the m4 Award

The m4 Award, the pre-seed funding program of the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, State Development and Energy, enters its fifth round.

The m4 Award supports academic start-up teams in transferring excellent research into innovative products and technologies and helps to validate the projects and make them ready for spin-off. Pre-seed funding is intended to enable the project to obtain follow-up financing. Project funding can be applied for for up to 2 years (max. 500,000 Euros). In addition, all awarded projects receive intense support on the way to setting up a company by BioM and other experts.

Your research / your business idea

You can apply for the m4 Award if you are doing application-oriented research that addresses the challenges of tomorrow's medicine with potential for a future spin-off.

Possible topics are, in addition to and considering specifications of the funding regulations:

  • innovative drug development projects (e.g. immunotherapies, vaccines, gene and cell therapies, anti-infectives, therapeutics for the treatment of age-related diseases and for the prologation of a healthy life span), ideally with a novel mechanism of action
  • next generation platforms for diagnosis, prognosis and prevention
  • innovative platform technologies for drug discovery and development
  • microbiome-based products and technologies
  • competitive biomedical approaches in the field of Digital Health / Big Data / Artificial Intelligence

Participation

Applications may be submitted by research teams working in universities, university hospitals and non-university public research institutions in Bavaria. The proposed project should be defined by topic, time and budget and may not have started yet. 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.


Dr. Petra Burgstaller
Dr. Petra Burgstaller

Senior Manager Start-Ups & Funding

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

Christina Enke-Stolle
Christina Enke-Stolle

Senior Manager Start-Ups & Funding

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