Process & Dates

You submit a 5-page short description of the project (German or English).
Please send this to:

The short descriptions will be reviewed formally and thematically and recommendations will be made regarding the submission. You will receive comprehensive advice from BioM.

You submit a max. 15-page project outline (German).
Please send this to:

The m4 Award jury of industry experts and investors will review the outlines, selected teams will be invited for a pitch presentation.

You present your project to the m4 Award jury.

Based on the project outlines and the pitches, the m4 Award jury recommends the selected projects for funding.

Formal applications are submitted to Projekträger Jülich (PtJ).

BioM offers free advice on all stages of the competition. All information exchanged within the scope of the call will be treated confidentially. All rights of use and publication remain with the applicants.


Information Event Stage I (Webconference)February 3, 2021
Submission of short descriptions:March 13, 2021
Information Event Stage II (Webconference)
April 14, 2021
Submission of project outlines: June 9, 2021
Jury meeting and presentations: September, 2021 
m4 Award ceremony:   Oktober, 2021

Applicants from Würzburg or Regensburg

Applicants from Würzburg and Regensburg submit both the 5-page project description and the 12-page project outline (on recommendation for the second stage) to the IGZ Würzburg resp. BioPark Regensburg. The submissions will be collected by those partner organisations and then forwarded to BioM.

Innovations- und Gründerzentrum Würzburg
Friedrich-Bergius-Ring 15
97076 Würzburg
Dr. Gerhard Frank, Projektleiter
+49 (931) 78 08 57 11

BioPark Regensburg GmbH

Am BioPark 13
93053 Regensburg
Dr. Thomas Diefenthal, CEO
+49 (0) 941 9204610

Dr. Petra Burgstaller
Dr. Petra Burgstaller

Head of inQlab

+49 (0) 89 / 89 96 79-23

Christina Enke-Stolle
Christina Enke-Stolle

Head of inQlab

+49 (0) 89 / 89 96 79-26