BioM, the network organization for the biotechnology sector in Munich and Bavaria, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The agency, promoted by the Bavarian Ministry of Economics, has been developing and expanding Bavaria as a biotechnology center since 1997. Since then, a total of 3.8 billion Euros have been invested in the area from private capital. BioM supports five to ten start-ups each year. In 1997, 64 biotechnology companies were located in Munich; today, there are 188.
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By Dr. Martina Violetta Jung
My name is Martina Violetta Jung and today, age 53, I am a Business Poet. It is not a job I took on right after obtaining my university degree nor had anyone offered it to me. I created “The Business Poet” to suit my own talents, skills, experience as well as inner urge to contribute to our world in the best way I possibly can – all this after years of soul searching and letting go of something that wasn’t really me.
by Marie Miguel
My home away from home is Paris. As an American, I always daydreamed about traveling to Europe, and Paris was at the top of my bucket list. I wanted to see The Eiffel Tower sparkle at the top of every hour (I know, how American of me), eat croissants and drink espresso outside of a small French café, walk the rainy streets of Paris with my Nikon in hand and bring home trinkets from the flea markets. My two trips to Paris have been nothing less than amazing.
by Jasmin Panjeta
The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) is a network of banking leaders from around the world committed to advancing positive change in the banking sector. Our collective goal is to change the banking system so that it is more transparent, supports economic, social and environmental sustainability, and is composed of a diverse range of banking institutions serving the real economy.
by Stefanie Claudia Müller
The new political climate in which populist parties attract significant support across Europe, as demonstrated in the recent European elections, is having a dramatic effect within the UK. Old EU watchers are saying publicly that, for the first time since UK entry in 1973, they see a long slow slide taking place which also made Brexit posible. Present government strategy is going ahead with the complete independence on EU decisions and with reinforcing the British personality again. The “Britain first” – policy has an important impact on the access for UK’s higher education.