Dr. Ann De Beuckelaer
Ann De Beuckelaer has more than 20 years’ experience across the life science sector and has worked with companies and research institutions at all stages of development. Experienced in strategic advice and business development she is driven by exploring and implementing new models of interaction between research institutions and the industry. She was instrumental in Saxony’s 200 mEuro program for the biotech economy and successfully managed several cluster organizations such as biosaxony, Germany and FlandersBio, Belgium. Ann is a pharmacist by training, holds a PhD in biochemistry from the Free University Berlin, Germany and joined the BioMed X Innovation Center as a Managing Director in 2015.
Dr. Christian Tidona
Christian Tidona is a biotech entrepreneur, business angel, and managing director at the BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg, Germany. He studied molecular biology and received his doctoral degree from the University of Heidelberg. Throughout his entire professional life his focus has always been to foster innovation at the interface between academia and industry. Christian is co-founder of the Health Axis Europe alliance between the European health innovation clusters in Leuven, Maastricht, Copenhagen, and Heidelberg. He is chairman of the Weizmann Young European Network (WYEN) and member of the International Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Christian is married and father of two children.