BII Venture Lab

Three questions and answers

With Christian Brix Tillegreen, Senior Business Developer at BII

What the program offers

Incubation for 12 months at BII’s offices and labs in Copenhagen

EUR 500K risk-free convertible loan

A structured program to test, validate and execute on your critical experiments

Access to a global network of experts and Venture Capitalists

Acceleration supported by three pillars within - science, business and team:

  • Scientific Advisor from BII’s network
  • Business Development Advisor from BII’s team
  • Team Development Coach from BII’s network


BII Venture Lab is eligible for early-stage start-ups in therapeutics, bioindustrial, and health tech.

It is a requirement that the company has not received any commercial investments.

Meet a few of the BII Venture Lab team members

Christian Brix Tillegreen, Senior Business Developer

Christian has a master’s degree in management of innovation and business development from Copenhagen Business School. Prior to joining BII, he spent six years at Novozymes, scouting and collaborating with start-ups and incubators globally.

Maria Henriques De Jesus, Project Specialist

Maria holds a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the University of Copenhagen. She joined BII in 2020 and before that, she worked with business development in the early-stage biotech start-ups, Octarine and Twelve Bio.

Cathrine Nygaard Christensen, Funding Specialist

Cathrine holds a master’s degree in international business communication from Copenhagen Business School. She is an experienced consultant who advises start-ups on funding processes and manages the call process.

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