Innovation for Health - 14 February 2019
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Innovation for Health - Shaping the future of healthcare
Innovation for Health - Shaping the future of healthcare
Innovation for Health - Shaping the future of healthcare

Mergers & Acquisitions as innovation strategy

Plenary afternoon programme | 16:00 - 17:30 | Rotterdam Hall


The route of a new medical treatment or medicine to the market takes many years and burns an immense amount of capital. Along the way, small and large companies often enter symbiotic partnerships in which one party brings in the promising innovation and the other the capital to fund the development. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are often considered as a win-win strategy for all parties, bringing innovation forward and offering an exit strategy for investors to capitalize on their investments. There can also be downsides, especially for smaller companies. What are the advantages and disadvantages of M&A? When is a M&A successful, and what can we learn from them for future business?

Marianne van der Steen

Eline Vrijland-van Beest

Onno van de Stolpe

Edwin Moses
formerly Ablynx
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Erasmus MC
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