Skip To Content


From PhD to CEO: Making An Exciting Leap Into Business with Falko Schmidt

10 March 2021 15:00 - 16:00

Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna (UTC + 01:00)

Ever wondered what challenges you might face when not only transitioning to industry after graduating, but actually setting up your own business? In this webinar series, young European entrepreneurs share their stories on moving from the lab into the executive office. In this webinar, get to know Falko Schmidt, Lucero Bio, Sweden

This series is a joint initiative of The Optical Society (OSA) and the EPS Young Minds Program. Its objective is to foster innovation & entrepreneurship amongst young physicists and providing insights into the European start-up culture.


Meet the Speaker, Falko Schmidt

Falko has completed his Master of Science in Physics at the University of Leipzig, Germany before moving for his PhD to Gothenburg, Sweden. He has been working on the optical manipulation of micro- and nanoscale systems, gaining a better understanding of the fundamental physics involved in such processes and working towards new types of nanomachines for intelligent drug delivery systems. He completed his PhD in January 2021. Since 2019 he has created together with a couple of colleagues a spin-off from their research at Gothenburg University to aid other scientists and researchers in the faster development and testing of new potential drugs. In 2019 the startup Lucero Bio was born and has been growing in size ever since.

Image for keeping the session alive