A total of 13 biotech companies were selected for the 2016 IndieBio EU demo day in Cork, and a few of these took the time to tell us what their projects were about.
IndieBio stems from the SOSV-powered SynBio accelerator, originally launched in 2014, seeking to prove that commercial biotechnology research would benefit from the pressurised crucible that is the start-up environment.
A total of 13 biotech companies were selected for the 2016 IndieBio EU cohort. The start-ups conducted research and development of products inspired by nature at IndieBio EU host institution, University College Cork, receiving mentoring and support from the IndieBio programme.
These companies were then given a full three months under the mentorship of IndieBio EU, helped along by seed funding.
Disclosure: SOSV is an investor in Silicon Republic
Words by Colm Gorey