Dr Tidona is Managing Director of BioMedX & BioRN Clusture. Dr. Tidona studied biology and received his PhD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. After ten years of experience in startup and leadership of biotech companies such as Multimetrix in Regensburg, Cytonet near Heidelberg, and the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM), he joined the Biotech Cluster Rhine‐Neckar (BioRN). Under his leadership, BioRN won the German Leading-Edge Cluster Competition 2008 and received a grant of 40 million Euro from the German federal government. At BioRN he co-founded the Health Axis Europe alliance between the European health innovation clusters in Cambridge, Leuven, and Heidelberg. He is member of the Responsible Leaders Impact Circle for Social Innovations of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, and teaching entrepreneurship at the University of Heidelberg.