BioTOP Berlin-Brandenburg is the central point of contact and coordination body for all matters relating to biotechnology in Germany’s capital city area. This body links together relevant players, coordinates regional biotechnology activities, and initiates concrete projects to develop the Berlin and Brandenburg area into a leading global location and center of expertise in biotechnology.
For example, experts from BioTOP take part in discussions with scientists and researchers from the life sciences at Freie Universität Berlin in order to work with profund and the Patent and Licensing Service of Freie Universität Berlin (PULS) to find possible avenues of exploitation and partners for life science technologies. BioTOP is also an important cooperation partner when it comes to drafting the joint application of Freie Universität Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin for the competition “Die Gründerhochschule – Förderprogramm zur Gründungsprofilierung von Hochschulen” (The Higher Education Institution for Startups – Program to Support Development of a Startup Profile at Higher Education Institutions).
BioTOP is a joint initiative of the states of Berlin and Brandenburg at TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH and is part of activities surrounding management of clusters in the healthcare sector.