Life Sciences Symposium: Invest in Berlin

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Life Sciences Symposium: Invest in Berlin

Gain exclusive insights into the Berlin/Boston Life Sciences ecosystem and exchange knowledge & best practices with industry professionals.

By Berlin Business Office, USA

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, June 8 · 12 - 4pm EDT


MassChallenge 10 Fan Pier Boulevard #3rd floor Boston, MA 02210


1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Welcome Lunch & Networking

An opportunity to check in, grab a bite & refreshment, and mingle with fellow attendees before the event officially begins. This is a great way to network, make new connections and get to know the co...

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Opening Remarks

Consul General Dr. Sonja Kreibich

Damon Cox

Opening remarks by German Consul General Dr. Sonja Kreibich and Damon Cox, Head of Next Practice and Inclusive Growth at MassChallenge.

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Welcome to Boston feat. Berlin

Dr. Kai Uwe Bindseil

Welcome remarks by Dr. Kai Uwe Bindseil, Head of Division Life Sciences / Healthcare Industry at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology.

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Exploring Berlin as an Investment Location for Life Sciences - Current Outlook

Susan Kaffenberger

Opening keynote by Susan Kaffenberger, Project Manager Biotech / Pharma at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Deep Dive into Berlin's Life Sciences Landscape

Seth Ettenberg

Second keynote by Seth Ettenberg, President and CEO at BlueRock Therapeutics.

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Berlin & US Healthcare Ecosystems

Susan Chase

Dr. Kai Uwe Bindseil

Seth Ettenberg

Dr. Christina Quensel

"Exploring Advantages and Differences in Berlin and US Healthcare Ecosystems" - moderated by Damon Cox, Head of Next Practice and Inclusive Growth at MassChallenge. We are excited to have these knowl...

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Happy Hour & Conversations

Mingle with fellow attendees, industry experts, and startups while enjoying a selection of drinks, and make new connections and friends between Berlin and Boston.

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

With Berlin emerging as a life sciences hotspot in Germany, it is in our interest to strengthen its ties with Boston, the leading life sciences hub in the US. Join us for our "Life Sciences Symposium: Invest in Berlin," which aims to connect the (startup) ecosystems in Berlin and Boston by providing a comprehensive overview of the life science landscape in both cities, sharing best practices, and fostering knowledge exchange between experts, startup accelerators, investors, and relevant institutions.

We are excited to announce that the event will be held at MassChallenge Boston, headquarters of global startup accelerator MassChallenge with more than a decade of experience accelerating startups, industry and innovation ecosystems.

Join us for an afternoon of stimulating conversation and insights from experts on the life science hotspots of Germany and the United States. Lunch will be served along with light bites and drinks during the networking.

Please see the tentative agenda above.


RSVP now to secure your spot.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note: Video and photo recordings will be made during the event.


About Us

Berlin Business Office, USA is Berlin’s economic development office in the USA and part of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises to strengthen the connectivity between Berlin and the USA.

Berlin Partner for Business and Technology supports companies and scientific institutions that are already established in the Berlin region in their expansion plans and connects them within the strong Berlin Partner network.

MassChallenge is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship through collaboration and development. We have more than a decade of experience accelerating startups, industry, and innovation ecosystems. We work across sectors to drive a stronger future through collaborative innovation.


If you have questions, please get in touch with Charlotte Baar, Project Manager of Berlin Business Office, USA (

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