To bring their innovative ideas and projects to the market concretely, academic researchers and startuppers have to face a long and complex path from idea to product, and does not always reach completion.
For this reason, Bio4Dreams and Rold have entered into an agreement to launch BEEP Factory (BioEngineering Enhanced Prototyping Factory), a project to offer support in the development of devices and instruments in the Life Sciences field, from the design of prototypes to the scaleup of production. The project will be launched in the context of the MIND – Milano Innovation District.
The portfolio and know-how of Bio4Dreams in the startup field, combined with the expertise of Rold, leader in the creation and production of innovative and technological components and solutions, provide the foundation for the initiative.
“BEEP Factory represents a unique opportunity for innovative projects that come from various Italian and European innovation hubs to quickly move from idea to prototype ready for industrialization. In fact, the project aims to speed up the development of innovative solutions, with application in the healthcare sector, reducing time-to-market thanks to industrial design and validation processes applied from the initial stages, thus offering startups help for their development. “
Fabio Bianco, CSO, Bio4Dreams
“With its multidisciplinary approach, BEEP Factory allows ideas to become market-ready prototypes. Thanks to systematic innovation, a creative mindset and exploiting emerging technologies, BEEP Factory is able to increase the potential of startups. The initiative represents a boost for innovative solutions that aim to positively impact people, their quality of life and society. “
Alessandro Mansutti, Head of Innovation, Rold
Bio4Dreams is a privately funded incubator certified by the Ministry of Economical Development, focused on innovative life science startups in very early stage phase. Bio4Dreams mission is to build an international Life Sciences network in order to scout early stage startup projects and shorten their time-to-market. This concept translates operatively into tailor-made incubation programs shaped on each startups’ needs, which can also include direct investments in equity. This is how Bio4dreams contributes to the revolution in the world of Life Sciences.
Learn more at www.bio4dreams.com
Gruppo Rold is a private company that owns different assets in industrial and innovation activities. Rold Appliance, with 60 years of history, is a leading manufacturing company of innovative and high-quality components and technologies for worldwide Home and Professional Appliances. R-Lab is an Innovation and Applied Research laboratory that strongly believes in multidisciplinary approaches and in open innovation as a way to continue to innovate, where researchers with different knowledge (e.g. mechatronic, advanced materials, electronics, user experience) work together to find new solutions. Rold Digital is a software house that creates innovation: from platforms that enable Industry IoT for intelligent plants to the development of new markets for the company. Rold Academy fosters the sharing of ideas and knowledge: its ultimate goal is to enhance innovation and amplify creativity.
Learn more at www.rold.com