Prosensa Therapeutics wins the Most Innovative European Biotech SME Award 2011

08.11.2011

 



 


 


On 8 November, at the EuropaBio event entitled "Biotechnology: what's in it for you", hosted at the European Parliament by Julie Girling, MEP, Prosensa Therapeutics was revealed as this year's winner of EuropaBio’s Most Innovative European Biotech SME Award. The winning SME fought off stiff competition from 26 other applicants from across the EU, all of which demonstrated ground-breaking research in the field of biotechnology in its healthcare, agricultural and industrial applications.


 


 


 



From left to right: Tom Saylor, Chairman of the EuropaBio SME Platform; Daniel Calleja-Crespo, Deputy Director General, DG Industry and Entrepreneurship and EU Commission SME Envoy; Monika Kavaliauske, Marketing Manager Biocentras;  Hans Schikan, CEO Prosensa Therapeutics; Christian Homsy, CEO Cardio3 Biosciences; Luc Dochez, Chief Business Officer Prosensa Therapeutics; Willem van Weperen, CEO to-BBB; Prof. Helga Rübasen Schaeff, CEO AiCuris GmbH; Nathalie Moll, Secretary General EuropaBio and G.Steven Burrill Founder and CEO of Burrill & Company.

 

 















































9:30


 Registration


10:00


 Welcome and Introduction


 Ms Nathalie Moll, Secretary General of EuropaBio


 Ms Julie Girling, Member of the European Parliament


10:10


 Company highlights: Prof. Helga Rübsamen-Schaeff, CEO  Aicuris GmbH & Co. KG


10:20


 Company highlights:  Monika Kavaliauske, Marketing Manager Biocentras


10:30


 Company highlights: Christian Homsy, CEO Cardio3 Biosciences


10:40


 Company highlights: Hans Schickan, CEO Prosensa Therapeutics


10:50


 Company highlights: Willem van Weperen, CEO to-BBB


11:00


 Q&A


11:15


 Biotech: looking back to see ahead


 G. Steven Burrill, Founder and CEO, Burrill & Company


 


11:45


 EU innovation-related initiatives in favour of SMEs


 M Daniel Calleja-Crespo, Deputy Director General, DG Industry and Entrepreneurship and EU   Commission SME Envoy


12:00


 SME Award presentation


G. Steven Burrill, Daniel Calleja-Crespo, Tom Saylor and Nathalie Moll to present


12:10


 Speech by the Award winner


12:20 


 Closing remarks


 Tom Saylor, CEO of Arecor and Chair of EuropaBio’s SME Platform


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


To view a description of the top five finalists, please click here


To view a selection of applicants, please click here


To view the press release, please click here


To view the media coverage of the final event and of the award, please click here

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