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LSBC announces pri­vate pub­lic part­ner­ship with NCRD to eval­u­ate and com­mer­cialise life sci­ence research in Poland Life Sci­ence Biznes Con­sult­ing (LSBC) Sp. z o.o. Cen­tral Europe’s lead­ing life sci­ence advi­sory com­pany announces that it has entered into a pri­vate pub­lic part­ner­ship with the National Cen­tre for Research and Devel­op­ment (NCRD) in Poland. The pur­pose of the col­lab­o­ra­tion is to eval­u­ate the com­mer­cial poten­tial of R&D projects funded by NCRD, develop strate­gies for com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion and ulti­mately to spin-​out or licence a num­ber of busi­nesses or com­mer­cial oppor­tu­ni­ties. NCRD has devel­oped a pro­gram enti­tled Bridge Men­tor which is a private-​public part­ner­ship to R&D com­mer­cial­iza­tion. Bridge Men­tor runs along­side a cap­i­tal access pro­gram called Bridge VC. Bridge Men­tor is run by NCRD in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with LSBC Sp. z o.o. LSBC’s in house life sci­ence and com­mer­cial experts work­ing together with a panel of exter­nal experts will pro­vide a com­pre­hen­sive sup­port for com­mer­cial­iza­tion of R&D projects. LSBC is run by Dr Roland Kozlowski a bio-​entrepreneur with 23 years’ expe­ri­ence in the life sci­ence indus­try (both as a busi­ness­man and an academic).

LSBC will eval­u­ate R&D projects, pro­vide men­tor­ing ser­vices to project lead­ers, mar­ket eval­u­a­tion and busi­ness plan­ning and finally seek finance for suit­able projects. Dr Roland Kozlowski, Chair­man and owner of LSBC com­mented: “LSBC is delighted to win the life sci­ence com­po­nent of Bridge Men­tor, against stiff com­pe­ti­tion, clearly demon­strat­ing its lead­ing posi­tion within this sec­tor in the CE the region. This I strongly believe that LSBC with its hands on real­is­tic atti­tude to com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion of research, cou­pled to mar­ket knowl­edge and abil­ity to deal with cul­tural issues is per­fectly posi­tioned to iden­tify some excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties which will kick start the Pol­ish inno­v­a­tive econ­omy”. Dr Leszek Grabar­czyk, Vice direc­tor of NCRD com­mented: „Bas­ing on the expe­ri­ence of the most inno­v­a­tive coun­tries in the world we have intro­duced new, com­pre­hen­sive sys­tems sup­port­ing the devel­op­ment of new tech­nolo­gies. Their flex­i­ble, market-​tailored for­mula com­bined with the know-​how of our part­ners guar­an­tees opti­mal use of pub­lic funds being invested in R&D. BRIdge pro­grams, thanks to their com­ple­men­tar­ity, pro­vide sup­port at all stages of the project, includ­ing busi­ness con­sult­ing and men­tor­ing that are essen­tial to suc­cess­ful com­mer­cial­iza­tion” About BridgeVC Bridge VC is a vehi­cle which allows the joint use of pri­vate and pub­lic cap­i­tal to sup­port com­mer­cial­iza­tion of research and devel­op­ment (R&D) projects. Bridge VC con­sists of two com­po­nents: an invest­ment com­po­nent and a con­sult­ing com­po­nent. The invest­ment com­po­nent allows for tri­par­tite agree­ments between inter­na­tional pri­vate funds, pol­ish pri­vate funds and pol­ish pub­lic funds. Invest­ments will be made in tech­nol­ogy start-​ups based on R&D from Poland or abroad but con­tained within a Pol­ish lim­ited company.

The con­sult­ing com­po­nent called BrIdge Men­tor, is exe­cuted by con­sult­ing com­pa­nies, with expe­ri­ence in R&D com­mer­cial­iza­tion through a pri­vate pub­lic part­ner­ship arrange­ment. Bridge men­tor allows for eval­u­a­tion of research projects, men­tor­ing of poten­tial entre­pre­neurs, busi­ness plan­ning and assis­tance with the seek­ing of finance for R&D projects financed by NCRD. LSBC Sp. z o.o. won the Bridge Men­tor part­ner­ship in the life sci­ence arena.

About LSBC

LSBC is run by Roland Kozlowski who has been work­ing in the life sci­ence sec­tor since the early 1990s. It pro­vides the fol­low­ing services:

  • Life sci­ence and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal busi­ness consultancy
  • Advice for west­ern com­pa­nies seek­ing to do busi­ness in Cen­tral Europe
  • Due dili­gence services
  • Seek­ing financ­ing and investor syndication
  • For the Cen­tral Euro­pean mar­ket it spe­cial­izes in com­mer­cial­iza­tion of early stage science

Although LSBC works glob­ally it spe­cial­izes in the Cen­tral Euro­pean life sci­ence sec­tor. LSBC has a core inter­nal team of experts but sig­nif­i­cantly works through a net­work of asso­ciates with exper­tise in many aspects of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal and life sci­ence prod­uct research, devel­op­ment, com­mer­cial­iza­tion and finance.

LSBC was founded by Roland Kozlowski who received a first class hon­ors degree from the Uni­ver­sity of Bath and a PhD from the Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge. He is a bioen­tre­pre­neur who has worked in the indus­try for over two decades. Roland has held a num­ber of oper­a­tional roles includ­ing most recently Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer and a founder of Lec­tus Ther­a­peu­tics Lim­ited (investor exit via asset sale to UCB in Q4, 2011), Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer and co-​founder of Sense Pro­teomic Lim­ited (trade sale to Procog­nia Lim­ited in Q1, 2003). Dur­ing his career Roland has gained con­sid­er­able trans­ac­tional expe­ri­ence rang­ing from com­pany sale, pur­chase, financ­ing and in– and out-​licensing and com­mer­cial­iza­tion of tech­nol­ogy. In the past Roland ran a Research Groups at the Uni­ver­sity of Oxford and the Uni­ver­sity of Bris­tol where sub­se­quently he was a Vis­it­ing Indus­trial Pro­fes­sor. Roland has served on, and advised a num­ber of pri­vate and pub­lic com­pa­nies, includ­ing the Bio-​Industry Asso­ci­a­tion in the UK.

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  • Kinga Drechny-​Mucha
  • PR & Mar­ket­ing Associate
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About NCBR:

The National Cen­tre for Research and Devel­op­ment (NCRD) is the imple­ment­ing agency of the Min­istry of Sci­ence and Higher Edu­ca­tion. It was appointed in the sum­mer 2007 as an entity in charge of the per­for­mance of the tasks within the area of national sci­ence, sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy and inno­va­tion poli­cies. When NCRD was founded, it was the first entity of this type, cre­ated as the plat­form of an effec­tive dia­logue between the sci­en­tific and busi­ness communities.

On 1st Sep­tem­ber 2011, the NCRD extended its activ­ity with new ini­tia­tives and pos­si­bil­i­ties. Assigned by the Min­istry of Sci­ence and Higher Edu­ca­tion the func­tion of the Medi­a­tion Insti­tu­tion in three oper­a­tional pro­grammes: Human Cap­i­tal, Inno­v­a­tive Econ­omy and Infra­struc­ture and Envi­ron­ment, the Cen­tre became one of the great­est inno­va­tion cen­tres in Poland. The activ­ity of the Cen­tre is funded by the national trea­sury and the Euro­pean Union.

Con­tact details NCRD:

  • Kamil Mel­cer
  • Press Team Coordinator
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