TERMIS holds the largest start-up competition in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM) fields across Europe and the rest of the world. The competition takes the form of three rounds, with the finals a life pitch at the TERMIS World Congress in Kyoto, Japan, in September 2018.

Whether you’re looking to spin out your research, have a great idea you want to build a startup on, or want to accelerate your young company, the TERMIS-WC BPC is for you! Our mentorship programme offers a unique opportunity to receive valuable and experienced support in writing your business plan, and with the top three finalists all receiving substantial cash prizes, the TERMIS BPC is not to be missed.

Expand the sections below to see the competition structure.

BPC Round 1: Online Application

Teams of up to five students and/or early career investigators enter the competition at Your business plan does not need to be fully developed at this stage; rather, we are looking for an exciting concept, solid technical rationale, and a well thought through business strategy. The top 10 teams are selected to enter Round 2, to be announced on Monday 9th April. The closing date for Round 1 applications is 23:59 GMT 5th March 2018.

BPC Round 2: Project Development

You will have 7 weeks to develop your business plan into a fully-fledged 10-page business plan. You will be supported by two mentors, one with technical expertise relevant to your company and one with business strategy experience, who will provide guidance and advice to develop a strong business plan suitable for presentation to investors. We will provide guidance as to how best to structure your business plan, and what we recommend including in each section. All entries are peer-reviewed by a panel of experienced judges, and the five best teams are invited to present in the final round.

BPC Round 3: Final Competition

The five finalist teams give an investor pitch-style presentation at the TERMIS World Congress Conference in Kyoto, Japan, in September 2018. The presentation will be open to all conference delegates, offering a unique opportunity to showcase yourself and your business to a significant audience. The pitches will be judged by a panel of industry key opinion leaders, who will also have the chance to ask each team a few questions. The top three teams are awarded substantial monetary prizes to accelerate the development of their business plan.

Networking Dinner

Following the competition final, we host an exclusive networking dinner for the competition entrants, the judges, and the mentors. This is a unique and fantastic opportunity to indulge yourself in a delicious buffet and meet our sponsors, potential investors and strategic partners, industrial networks, and academics, in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. This event is free for all competition finalists.