#21 The Entrepreneurial Scientist

With Christian Tidona

This episode is hosted by Adrian Rubstein, an Innovation Manager at Merck Group LATAM.
Adrian was also a guest on episode #2, so go check it out if you haven’t.

Christian Tidona is a biotech entrepreneur, business angel, and founder of the BioMed X Institute in Heidelberg, Germany. He studied molecular biology and received his doctoral degree from the University of Heidelberg. Throughout his entire professional life, his focus was always 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 a member of the International Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Christian is married and the father of two children.


[01:12] BioMed X origin story
[03:58] Bootstrapping & Legacy
[07:39] An entrepreneurial Bootcamp for promising scientists
[12:26] What it takes to find a cure for COVID-19platform?
[27:49] How is The Kitchen similar/different to the Innovator-in-Residence program at human at work?


Adrian Rubstein (00:48):
Hi Christian, and welcome to The School of Innovation. You have such an interesting and impressive record. Scientist, BioTech entrepreneur, businessman, and a founder of BioMed X. Right. So can you please share with our listeners, what is BioMed X? Why did you start it and why in Heidelberg, Germany?

Adrian Rubstein (20:16):
I’ll put this information in the show notes and Christian, it’s been a pleasure having you on the show. Thank you very much for taking this time to talk with us.

Christian Tidona (20:24):
Likewise. Thanks a lot.