Bsum has given us indispensable help and advice with commercialization of our product. They have provided insight for finding the target groups for applications and routes for networking with the right people for development of the product. Finally, they helped us to secure TUTL-funding.
Anna Maria Pirttilä
University of Oulu
Biotech Start-up Management has helped us with of one of our Life Sciences portfolio companies. Service included efficient operational management and restructuring to successfully engage key stakeholders e.g. in connection to capital raising efforts and partner negotiations. Duties were carried out with high motivation and commitment in challenging startup environment leaving a good impression of the professional skills and entrepreneurial attitude.
BSUM has provided us invaluable help and support during the foundation process of our recently established company. They have afforded guidance from the practical aspects of erecting a startup to business planning and networking with the investors and clients. Their skillful and professional services with an approachable and friendly attitude are highly appreciated and warmly recommended by us.
Co-founder of FLX Discoveries Ltd.
Jari and Juhani were the trainers in our “Feasibility Study for Roal Oy” course, where doctoral students in life sciences worked on an assignment commissioned by Roal Oy. The expertise and professionalism of the trainers were crucial for the success of the course and much appreciated by the students. Jari and Juhani were also commented on their commitment to the project, readiness to help and friendly attitude, making them easy to approach by the students. I am thus happy to recommend BSUM and look forward to working with them in future.
PPh.D., Project Manager at PhDs to Business Life
University of Helsinki
The training session was very informative with concrete examples and real life experiences. Students had to think on their feet with a couple of case studies. Overall the students really enjoyed the session and we would definitely invite Juhani to come back to speak the next time.
Ph.D., Technology Transfer Project Manager
Partner Juhani Lahdenperä from Biotech Start-Up Management Ltd has been a regular visiting lecturer and expert in the on-going Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation MBA Programme (MBA4PhD), which is offered to doctoral candidates in life-science across Finnish universities, by the University of Turku. Since the beginning of the MBA4PhD programme in September 2013, Juhani has given the following courses: Life-science Strategy and Start-up Funding, Basic Delivery and Production, Business Development and Management of Sales Process.
Juhani has given a great practical contribution to the MBA4PhD programme by providing the students with real-life cases and problems to solve, introducing the actual processes in the life-science business and acting as a role model of an entrepreneur.
Students really enjoy Juhani’s practical approach and they appreciate his manifold expertise within the field of life-science. By linking Juhani’s concrete life-science courses with the programme’s theoretical approach of entrepreneurship and new venture creation process has added value to the MBA students. From the programme development point of view, it has been valuable to have Juhani along, as he has fresh and good ideas. We are happy to collaborate with him also in the future.
MBA4PhD Programme Coordinator
University of Turku
PharmBiotech Oy has been working with Biotech Start-Up Management Ltd. since mid-2014. During this period corporate partner, Juhani Lahdenperä, has been very helpful in providing us information regarding funding opportunities. He also arranged necessary meetings, helped to clear up our project strategy, formulate objectives for project to be attractive to investors. Juhani also was very helpful during filling in all documents for applying for Tekes grant and walking us through meetings with Tekes. Our cooperation with Biotech Start-Up Management Ltd. was really smooth, we exchanged information really fast. Thus, I would like to mention flexibility and willingness to cooperate from Biotech Start-Up Management Ltd. I am definitely looking forward to further mutual projects!
Development Director BioPharmos Group
BIOPHARMOS Co. Ltd, Russia, PharmBiotech Oy, Finland
In autumn 2014 BSUM represented several technologies developed at the University of Oulu in BioEurope in very effective and professional manner. The technologies raised interest and that outcome was valuable to us. BSUM helped to build short presentations from each technology, took care of booking meetings as well as has participated in following the found contacts.
PhD (Biochem.), Innovation Manager
University of Oulu