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1 ETH Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab Friday, 24 November, 2017 Dr. Tomas Brenner Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab, ETH Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

2 Missions of the ETH Swiss ETH Law 1991 a) education b) research 500+ ETH Professors 16 Departments f) Exploit research findings Tomas Brenner ETH transfer Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

3 How to Achieve the Biggest Impact for Society? Start-ups Large companies Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

4 Jobs created ielab Start-ups Create New Jobs (USA Data) Start-ups Incumbent Companies Data: Kauffman Foundation, USA Big companies start small! Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

5 Entrepreneurship - an Integral Part of the ETH Culture 1 st + 2 nd Mission University Industry Focus Projects Student Projects Pioneer Fellows Spin-Offs Entrepreneurs Company Executives 3 rd Mission Departments ielab Wyss Zürich Technopark Corporate World Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

6 ETH Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (v8) Pioneer Fellowship Entrepreneurial Focus Projects Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

7 What ETH Entrepreneurs Would Have Wanted Seed Capital Initial funding to bridge the valley of death from scientific findings to a early stage start-up Peer Home Coaching Networks A second home ( a biotope ) for like-minded young ETH scientists with entrepreneurial aspirations: Peer support and peer pressure Supervision and support by experienced, successful entrepreneurs with a similar background: Compelling role models Access to the complete ETH network, including its Professors, services, industry relations, ETH spin-offs. Access to the start-up scene in CH and international investors, founders, organizations Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

8 Founders «Valley of Death» Research Grants (NSF, EU Grants) Development Grants (CTI ) Pre-Seed Grants Friends, Family & Fools Business Angels, Seed VCs Early Stage VCs, Corp. Partners Late Stage VCs Private Equity M&A / IPO.. Startup Foundation Basic Research Applied Research Proof of Concept Business Case Prototype Valley of Death Focus Projects Student Projects Pioneer Fellowships Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab Entrepreneur Club Student Project House Product Development Alpha Series Technopark Zurich Wyss Center ESA BIC Switzerland Growth / Revenue ETH spin-offs Tomas Brenner 16 ETH Departments Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

9 Pioneer Fellowship Program - Moving Ideas to the Market 18 month duration, 150 KCHF seed funding financed by donations (via ETH foundation) Promote ETH talents who want to pursue an entrepreneurial career Move research results to the market Access to all services of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab (ielab) Benefits for program partners Interaction with tomorrow s entrepreneurs Early insight into disruptive technologies Participation in public & private events Visibility of partnership with ETH Zurich Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

10 Pioneer Fellowship Program ( ) granted ielab 18 founded ielab 6 spin off rate 66% Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

11 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab (ielab) Peer Home Coaching Training Events Networks An entrepreneurship peer home ( melting pot ) for peer support and peer pressure 48 working desks 42 lab benches (2 locations) Individual coaching by experienced serial entrepreneurs, successful ETH founders and industry experts Complementary entrepreneurship training incl. Seminars, Workshops, Round Tables, Immersion Experience Spin-off / Thanksgiving dinner, Meet the Coaches, 3 Pi Competition Access to all ETH entities, 355 ETH spin-offs, Biz Angels, VCs and CH Startup ecosystem Social Media ETH founders community Beekeeper Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

12 The Pioneer Fellowship Lifecycle Stage Gate Process PD? C D KO? GR6 C C D?? C D GR12 / FR 2 C D FR??? C D C CC.....? PD Pitch Day KO Kick-Off Meeting GR Gate Review FR Final Review CC Certificate Ceremony 2 Dual Pioneer Fellows CD Go / NoGo Stop Spin-off Entrepreneurial graduates Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

13 ielab Team + 60 entrepreneurs, industry experts and service providers Dr. T. Brenner ielab Head Venture Capital Start-ups Industry Expert Dr. D. Grabulovski ielab Mentor former CSO Covagen A. Mzumara BioSafety Lab Manager Cambridge University S. Scheer ielab Mentor High-tech entrepreneur, NoTube Prof. Dr. P. Seitz ielab Sherpa Serial Entrepreneur Industry Expert M. Stucky ielab Mentor former CFO GlycoVaxyn S. Zimmermann MarCom Manager CreditGate24, UBS AG, UBP SA Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

14 Pioneer Projects Collaborations with HSLU: Design Thinking (UX) w / Dr. C Acklin, HSLU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

15 ETH Spin-offs: Conditions and Benefits Requirements for ETH Spinoffs Benefits for ETH Spinoffs ETH technology, know-how or software Know-how or unlicensed technology to be verified with ETH group / professor At least one founder is ETH student, employee, or alumnus and Business idea and plan are sound and sustainable Team demonstrates entrepreneurial skills and Impact on Swiss economy Company founded less than 2 years ago Rent offices and lab spaces and use infrastructure at preferred conditions at ETH and Technopark (for 2+1 years) Get (limited) consulting and coaching Link to Venture Incubator and other VC s Use of ETH spin-off label Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

16 355 ETH Spin-offs in 20 years ielab 5 years survival rate is 92% (rolling average) 1/3 Lifescience, 1/3 ICT and 1/3 Engineering In 2016: 25 ETH spin-offs 1/3 of the ETH spin-off founded by Pioneer Fellows 2/3 of Pioneer Fellows found an ETH spin-off Tomas Brenner Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

17 Acquisitions and IPOs of ETH Spin-offs > 2 bchf kuros therapeutics Straumann SPECS 2009 Sunstar Camlin Group JDSU GSK RGB Systems Astorg Group IPO 2002 Synopsis 2004 IPO 2007 Glutz AG 2006 ESRI Nuance Vizrt 2011 Qualcom J&J 2014 Logitech GoPro Suisse Husqvarna Group (Redvax) Pfizer Facebook 2016 LEONI Magic Leap 2017 Roche 2005 Wüest & Partner Microsoft IPO Apple Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

18 Entrepreneurship in a Nutshell Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

19 Thank you for your attention Dr. Tomas Brenner ETH Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab T: M: E: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab ETH Tomas Brenner 18. Oct

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