First Biotechnology Showcase on Cancer Immunology

ttopstart and Merck Ventures present the first collaborative Biotechnology Showcase, a dedicated intimate event to bring together investors with high-potential academic researchers with an ambition to commercialise their endeavours. This is the only European showcase focusing on very early scientific innovation – both investors and candidates are selected for this specific purpose.

Meet with investors and pharmaceutical executives and pitch your innovative breakthrough developments

This Biotechnology Showcase is a partnering conference aimed to provide researchers with innovative breakthrough developments with an opportunity to pitch to, and meet with, investors and pharmaceutical executives during the course of one day. We’re looking for cutting-edge science supported by (novel) in-house data on crucial elements of the scientific hypothesis, e.g. proof of principle. Ideally, in vitro or in vivo proof of concept would be present but this is not mandatory. Global investors and biopharmaceutical executives come together in the beautiful environment of Amsterdam and the Royal Dutch Institute for Tropical Disease.

About the Biotechnology Showcase Contest

In addition, the showcase will include two pitches from our contest prize winners. We encourage all young, entrepreneurial and successful researchers to apply for the Biotechnology Showcase Contest.

The first Biotechnology Showcase is focused on Cancer Immunology for its momentum in current interest and popularity, and high societal value. ttopstart and Merck Ventures aim to organise returning Biotechnology Showcase events with a variety of topics.

Information for biopharmaceutical executives and public-private investors

Attendance to the Showcase is by invitation only, however if you are a biopharmaceutical executive or a public-private investor and interested to join the showcase, email us at

8 pitches

from a few of the best cancer immunology researchers in Europe

2 pitches

from our Biotechnology Showcase Contest prize winners


corporate executives and investors

Lunch + reception

with the possibility to engage in one-to-one meetings

Funding and subsidy professionals

To discuss supporting services for the next steps for your idea or product development.

Co-hosted by:

Confirmed investors

Confirmed biopharmaceutical companies