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All the practical information you need to know before the conference.

Provisional Time Schedule

08:30 Registration open 
09:00 Morning sessions
09:45 Break 
10:00 Plenary morning program
11:10 Break 
11:30 Main tracks
12:45 Lunch break, incl. lunch sessions 
14:15 Main tracks
15:25 Break
15:45 Plenary afternoon program
17:30 Networking drinks 
18:30 VIP CEO - Investor Dinner 


Innovation for Health 2018 will take place on Thursday 1 February 2018 at WTC Rotterdam. The building can be recognized by its oval shape with green glass.

World Trade Center Rotterdam
Beursplein 37
2011 AA Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: ++31(0)10 405 44 44  


Public transport
The best way to get to WTC is to use public transportation. From train station Rotterdam Centraal:

- Metro to station Beurs (exit Beursplein)
- Tram 8, 21, 23, 24 or 25 to Beurs
- Walking (approx. 10 min), follow the signs Stadhuis/Beurs

You can plan your trip using

Car park WTC-V&D
We advice delegates to park their car in the adjacent WTC-V&D multi-storey car park. There are a total of over 500 parking spaces. This parking is open 24/7. The parking rate is € 3.00 per hour, max. € 30 a day.

Leeuwenstraat 2, 3011 AL Rotterdam


There are different hotels on walking distance of WTC Rotterdam. Please find a list of some of these hotels below:

NH Atlanta Hotel **** (located just across the street)

The Art Deco-style NH Atlanta Rotterdam hotel is right at the heart of the city, just steps away from shops, restaurants and nightlife. For business travellers, there are conference centers very close to hand. They have many beautiful rooms as well as 6 spacious apartments, which make a great home-from-home. Some rooms look out onto Rotterdam’s main street. The executive rooms include bathrobe, slippers and turn-down service. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi. Their bar and restaurant with French cuisine take you back to a bygone era with their beautiful Art Deco style.

Hilton Hotel Rotterdam ***** (5 minutes walking distance)

Hilton Rotterdam is set in the heart of the vibrant city center - alive with cafes, restaurant and cultural events. Situated within walking distance of the Rotterdam Central Station, and between the entertainment, business and shopping district, the hotel is the perfect place to explore all that Rotterdam has to offer.
A fusion of classic elegance and stylish modernity, Hilton Rotterdam is the ultimate urban retreat. The 254 rooms and suites exude timeless décor, authentic Dutch ambience and home-style warmth. Guests staying in an Executive Room or Suite have access to the exclusive Executive Lounge, where complimentary breakfast is served. Hilton Rotterdam is proud to host three exciting and enigmatic restaurant concepts. The Stadshal Bar & Restaurant is at the heart of the hotel, serving Brasserie-style dishes – the ideal place for breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner. Joelia by Mario Ridder is the highly-anticipated new restaurant to take up residence at Hilton Rotterdam, with French oriented cuisine and both classic and innovative dishes. HUGH is the perfect place to catch up over a cocktail or a bite to eat.

Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam - Central Station *** (5 minutes walking distance)

Situated in the heart of Rotterdam, Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam – Central Station is right next to the city centre shopping area. This hotel features soundproof and spacious accommodation with free Wi-Fi.
All rooms in Holiday Inn Express are equipped with an LCD TV with international channels, tea and coffee making facilities and air-conditioning. Each room has an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower.
Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar and snacks, sandwiches and drinks can be bought from the vending machines in the lobby. Guests can also eat out at one of the restaurants in the surrounding area of the hotel.
This hotel is located next to the central station of Rotterdam, which easily connects you to different parts of the city. The Euromast Tower is a 20-minute drive away by public transport and the Holland Casino is only 300 metres from the hotel.

Schedule your one-on-one meeting!

Innovation for Health facilitates partnering-meetings with the Networkapp. This app allows you to have a quick overview of the program and who’s attending, but most importantly: to schedule your one-on-one meetings with investors, experts, TTO's and patient representatives.
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Call for Poster Presentations

Are you a PhD candidate working on a life sciences or healthcare topic? Present your research poster at the fifth edition of Innovation for Health conference and have a chance on winning the Upcoming Scientist Award!
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Pitch your innovation in 3 minutes!

Take the floor with an IDEA pitch and present your innovation, research or ambition for the healthcare at the heart of the conference, during the peak of the exhibition. Apply for an IDEA pitch before 12 January 2018!
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