Speed Lecture Award 2019

What is the Speed Lecture Award?

Six young scientists present in three minutes their new projects and ideas in life sciences and healthcare industries in front of the BIONNALE audience of around 800 experts from academia, science and business. The winner will be selected by audience voting.

Are you able to present your scientific idea in 3 minutes?

Are you a young researcher sitting on a great discovery, application or invention in life sciences?

Our expert public of around 800 scientists and entrepreneurs would like to hear from you! For the 11th year in a row, the HealthCapital – healthcare industries cluster Berlin-Brandenburg – and the Interest Group Biotechnology of the German Association of Research Based Pharmaceutical Companies (vfa bio) are awarding the BIONNALE Speed Lecture Award!

The Task

Present your idea in 3 minutes in a layman´s language!

The Reward


Get a coaching from Dr. André Lampe, an experienced and professional coach, on how to do a brilliant pitch as a finalist on April 17 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) at Ludwig Erhard Haus, Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin.

Prize Money

As the winner of our Speed Lecture Award on May 7 save your prize of

1,000€ for first place,

500€ for second place,

300€ for third place

Application Deadline

March 29, 2019

Send your PowerPoint Slides in English, a short description of your project and a short introduction of yourself to:

Dr. Jasmin Podufall

Berlin Partner for Business and Technology GmbH



Please bear in mind that, if the work of a research group is presented it needs to be authorized by the group leader.


The Finalists

A jury consisting of carefully selected regional experts and decision makers in life sciences will select the finalists. The evaluation criteria are originality, relevanceand the presentation of the idea.

The finalists will present their Speed Lecture at the


May 7, 2019

In Berlin.

The winner will be selected by audience voting.

The Speed Lecture Award was initiated by the healthcare industries cluster Berlin-Brandenburg –  HealthCapital and the interest group biotechnology within the German Association of Research-based Pharmaceuticals, vfa bio and is supported by both partners.

BIONNALE is the largest networking event for life sciences and healthcare industries in the German capital region.