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Global Investor Forum

Pitch - Connect - Invest!


Matching private capital with investment-ready start-ups and scale-ups!

The Global Investor Forum facilitates private capital match with promising investment-ready biomed and healthcare start-ups, scale-ups and tech transfer opportunities. The forum creates a powerful network of leading biomed entrepreneurs, formal and informal investors, physician key-opinion leaders and innovation executives to enable the next step of biomed and healthcare ventures. The investor forum offers an excellent platform for leading VC's and entrepreneurs and CEO's of innovative companies to meet each other, to discuss investment opportunities, to expand and strenghten business network for future partnerships.

On 1 February 2018 the Global Investor Forum will be organised in conjunction to the fifth edition of Innovation for Health in partnership with Health~Holland and MERLN Regenerative Medicine Institute of Maastricht University. As a result this will be the biggest venture capital forum in the Netherlands dedicated specifically to Life Sciences & Health. During this day various promising investment-ready start-ups and scale-up ventures from Life Sciences, Regenerative Medicine, Medical Devices and E-health will be showcased.

Chairman of Global Investor Forum 2018




Hans Schikan
Topsector Life Sciences & Health

Program Global Investor Forum

 09:00 Welcome by Chairman Hans Schikan 
 09:05 TTO Pitches 
 09:45 Coffee break 
 10:00 Keynote speakers 
  + Jan van de Winkel, President & CEO Genmab 
  + Travis McCready, President & CEO Massachusetts Life Sciences Center 
 11:00 Coffee break 
 11:20 Start-up pitches 
 12:35 Lunch break at the expo
 13:15 Leadership panel discussion : Founder-CEO or appointed-CEO with:
  + Onno van der Stolpe, CEO Galapagos 
  + Edward van Wezel, Managing Partner BioGeneration Ventures
  + Erik van den Berg, CEO AM-Pharma
  + Anne Portwich, Partner LSP
 14:00 Scale-up presentations
 15:15 Coffee break 
 15:45 Closing keynotes 
  + Barend Mons, Scientific Lead DTL Data
  + Maarten Steinbuch, Professor Eindhoven University of Technology
  + Annelien Bredenoord, Professor UMC Utrecht 
 16:45 Panel discussion Ethics with:
  + Rene Bernards, NKI & Qameleon & Agendia 
  + Jacquelien Noordhoek, CEO of Dutch CF Foundation
  + Mark van Houdenhoven, CEO of St Maartenskliniek
  + Paul Korte, Janssen & Vereniging Innovatieve Geneesmiddelen
 17:15 Award ceremony best start-up pitch & AXON Innovation for Health Award 2018
 17:30 Networking drinks 
 18:15 VIP & CEO-Investor Dinner, with keynote speeches:
  + Onno van de Stolpe, CEO Galapagos
  + Kees Been, CEO Lysosomal Therapeutics Inc.

Meet the Investor
A part of the Global Investor Forum are the "Meet the Investor" sessions. These sessions offers entrepreneurs and investors the possiblity to have one-on-one meetings during the conference. The investor list can be found on this page. Investors can have their own investor-table at the conference. All attending start-ups and scale-up delegates can request for private 20-minute meetings with investors in advance. Once the request is accepted by the investor, the meeting will be arranged and will be scheduled for you via the app.

Join the VIP & CEO-Investor Dinner
The program of Global Investor Forum and Innovation for Health 2018 concludes with the special VIP CEO-Investor Dinner, that will provide you with an exclusive opportunity to connect with leaders from industry, science and finance, while enjoying a delightful dinner and music. Keynote speeches of two remarkable entrepreneursl and entertainment will give the evening additional highlights. Click here to see who will be attending the VIP CEO-Investor Dinner.

Investors and CEOs of start-up and scale-up companies can use this registration form to register as delegate and/or book a CEO-Investor Dinner ticket.

An impression of the 2017 edition of the Global Investor Forum

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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