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 live pitch at the TERMIS-EU Chapter meeting in Rhodes, Greece, in May 2019.

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-EU 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.

Step 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 5 teams are selected to continue to the mentoring stage, with remaining teams invited to submit a pitch in poster format.

The closing date for online applications is 23:59 GMT 8th February 2019.

Step 2: Project mentorship

Each invited team receives two mentors, one with technical expertise and one with business strategy experience. Through conversations and guidance from your mentors you will develop your business plan from an idea or preliminary draft to a fully-fledged and comprehensive business plan suitable for presentation to investors at the Final Competition event.

Step 3: Final Competition

The five finalist teams give an investor pitch-style presentation at the TERMIS-EU conference in Rhodes, Greece, in May 2019. 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.