Successful first round of the TheraNova Summer School

The first Summer School of the Innovation Center Innovative Therapeutics (TheraNova) took place in Mainz, October 13 to October 14, 2022. Project updates were given by participating PhD students and clinician scientists from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University and the Fraunhofer Institutes ITMP and IGD, and invited speakers highlighted current developments in the fields of innovative therapeutics, personalized medicine and entrepreneurship.


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Pitching Event

On June 14, 2023, we organized a pitching event for interested PhD students on the Campus Niederrad, Frankfurt. The PhD students had the opportunity to present their projects to experts from the pharmaceutical industry. In short pitches, the PhD students presented their project ideas to potential investors and tried to convince them of their project idea.

We would like to thank the PhD students for their diverse and exciting contributions. In addition, we thank our invited experts - Janina Nowatzky, Niklas Czeloth and Jochen Maas - for their feedback and valuable suggestions.

New therapeutics and entrepreneurship - second TheraNova Summer School in Darmstadt

The Summer School of the Innovation Center TheraNova took place in Darmstadt on September 11 and 12, 2023. Invited speakers reported on various aspects of the translation of cell and gene therapies into clinical application. Participants had the opportunity to exchange information on their projects’ progress, take part in an excursion to the European Space Agency ESA, engage in a workshop on the topic of intellectual property, and learn about spin-offs and entrepreneurship in an open roundtable discussion with startup founders.

We would like to thank all invited speakers for the exciting insights into current research highlights as well as important impulses on the topic of entrepreneurship. We are pleased about the progress achieved in the ongoing projects of the Innovation Center.

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