DiscoverBeginner's Mind#57: Jaromír Zahrádka - Bridging Science and Business in the European Life Science Eco-System
#57: Jaromír Zahrádka  - Bridging Science and Business in the European Life Science Eco-System

#57: Jaromír Zahrádka - Bridging Science and Business in the European Life Science Eco-System

Update: 2021-12-12
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In this episode, I have a conversation with Jaromir Zahradka and we will talk about early-stage investments in DeepTech Life Science companies. 

He has 5+ years of C-level experience and has been engaged in 8 Biotech spin-offs.  He built a unique network within CE institutions and TTOs and has deep scientific and licensing market expertise with over 20 licensing deals worth more than USD 500m. 

Jaromír was a co-founder of i&i Prague, a biotechnology incubator.

 In this episode, we will  talk about

  •  Early-stage investments in a deep tech company
  • The complexity of spinning out technology from research organizations and
  • The venture capital situation in Europe
  • and much more

 I hope you enjoy the conversation the same way I did.

Who is the Expert in the show?

Shownotes: https://lsg2g.substack.com/p/57-bridging-science-and-business

Video to the Episode: https://youtu.be/HJ_81X-yqz0

Timestamps:
(00:00 ) Intro

(01:43 ) Start of The Episode

(02:55 ) A New Fund In Town – I&I Biotech Fund

(04:40 ) Investment Area of i&I Biotech Fund

(06:15 ) How is it to found a life science fund?

(09:12 ) What are the challenges in raising a life science fund?

(13:25 ) A Fund is Teamwork

(16:06 ) The Life Science R&D Eco-System in Prague

(28:45 ) Top Level Expertise at the IOCB in Prague

(31:09 ) The Role of Tech Transfer Offices in the Value Chain

(39:31 ) How to Turn Science Into Business

(55:20 ) The Role of Capital in Deep Tech Life Science

(01:02:50 ) The Development of Talent – A Key Success Factor

(01:06:30 ) The perspective of Long Term Investment Funds

(01:12:15 ) How Can the European Deep Tech Investment Eco-System Evolve Better?

(01:19:00 ) Cross-Sector and International Collaborations in Europe

(01:22:30 ) What is the First Step Towards Turning Science into Products and Businesses?

Podcast Links:
Podcast Website: https://www.lifescienceget2gether.com/
Podcast Community: https://lsg2g.substack.com/
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Christian Soschner: https://linktr.ee/soschner
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#57: Jaromír Zahrádka  - Bridging Science and Business in the European Life Science Eco-System

#57: Jaromír Zahrádka - Bridging Science and Business in the European Life Science Eco-System

Christian Soschner