Starting without Ending: Insights into 20 years of founding and managing Life-Science Start-ups
The seminar series "Academia meets Industry" aims at stimulating interdisciplinary discussionsbetween university members and high profile managers from industry and public healthorganizations. It addresses the complex challenges in science, management, politics and societywhich are promoted by both university and industry in a concerted action. At these seminars thepractical perspective of the guest speakers encounters the education and research priorities of theuniversity and thus allows an unprecedented dialogue on chances and risks of current and futureresearch developments in life sciences.
About Dr. Michael Lauk: He is a serial start-up entrepreneur in the healthcare field, focused on medical devices. He has more than 25 years of experience in business as well as research in thehealthcare field in Germany and the USA. Most recently he co-founded neuroloop GmbH, a Startupdesigning an active implantable device to lower blood-pressure. Besides neuroloop, he cofoundedthe start-ups SpinDiag GmbH, Tomes GmbH, inSleep Health LLC, resp(EQ) Inc., Lauk Ventures GmbH, TNI medical AG and seleon GmbH, where he worked in different managementand board positions.Michael earned his PhD in Physics in Freiburg and Boston. He is a data scientist and designedhealthcare products and marketing strategies. He has executed more than 50 medical deviceprojects, and initiated several co-operations between companies, hospitals, and universities.
Michael authored and co-authored 25 original publications in international periodicals and books,and he is a co-inventor of several patents.Michael is holding honorary positions as a board member of bwcon e.V. and the German-American-Institute. He also serves as chairman of the board of the "Verband der Freunde derUniversität Freiburg e.V.", and he is chairman of the board of trustees at the Freiburg MaterialResearch Center.