Conference Chairs:

Yasuhiko Tabata
Yoshiki Sawa

Program Chair:

Tatsuya Shimizu

Instructions for Presenters:

For the Press:


September 4, 2018


TERMIS-WC 2018 Business Plan Competition

Deadline: 23:59 GMT 5th March 2018 -

Are you a student or an early-stage researcher working in tissue engineering or regenerative medicine with an idea or research you want to commercialise? The TERMIS Business Plan Competition is here to help!

What is the TERMIS BPC?

The Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) Business Plan Competition (BPC) is the only business plan competition exclusively operating in the TERM fields. The 3-round competition offers valuable support to all entrants throughout the competition process, with all semi-finalists receiving close guidance from experienced mentors to help build a strong business case. All finalists are invited to pitch their business at the annual TERMIS congress, this year held in in Kyoto, Japan, in September 2018.

Why should I enter?

The TERMIS BPC is aimed at academic graduate students and postdocs who are either interested in commercialising their research, or have a great idea that they want to explore. You don't need a registered business to enter the competition, or even any data, although you may certainly enter if you do! Our highly experienced mentors will help you create a new business plan or improve an existing one. Our entry process is designed to be easy and simple.

"Participating in the TERMIS BPC really developed my understanding of how I could commercialise my research. My mentors were a fantastic help and are still supporting me today! Presenting in the finals was highly exhilarating and directly led to several new connections where audience members approached me afterwards. I would highly recommend the BPC to any entrepreneurially-minded scientist."
     - TERMIS BPC 2017 finalist

Sounds great! How can I get involved?

TIf you have a great idea or are already in the process of starting a young company, and you wish to participate in this year's TERMIS BPC, you will find all the necessary details including how to apply at For any comments or specific queries, you can always contact us at or use the chat box on our website.