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PhD Pitch & Poster Presentation


PhD students are invited to present their research at Innovation for Health with a PhD pitch and a poster presentation. In doing so, they will not only get the attention of 800+ key players in Life Sciences & Health, but also have the opportunity to win the prestigious Upcoming Scientist Award.
On the exhibition floor, the PhD student have the opportunity to showcase their research summarized in a (A0) poster. Next to that, they have 3-minutes time to convince a professional jury of the (a.o.) innovativeness and social impact of their research in a pitch.
After all pitches, the jury will select a winner who will be awarded with the Upcoming Scientist Award worth €1,000,-!

Requirements for Registration:
+ You are currently enrolled as a PhD candidate.
+ You are working on a life sciences or healthcare related topic, and your project must foster innovations in healthcare.
+ You are the main contributor of the project that is presented (first authorship).

Do you meet all the requirements? Find more information about the package and fee below:

PhD Package (for PhD students only)  Early-bird fee Regular fee 

• Pitch presentation of 3 minutes
• Poster board for poster presentation
• 1 entrance ticket for the conference
• Possibility to win the Upcoming Scientist Award worth €1,000

 € 100 € 125 

All prices are excluding VAT

Registration will open soon.

Like mentioned in the table above, the PhD package consists of two components: the pitch and the poster presentations. Please find all guidelines of either the pitch and the poster presentation below: 

Pitch guidelines
+ 3-minute pitch presentation summarizing your research
+ A maximum of 3 PowerPoint slides highlighting your research

Poster guidelines
+ Size A0, portrait format
+ Written in English in a language that can be understood by educated lay people. Jargons should therefore be avoided.
+ Depending on the letter types, the letter size is not less than 24.
+ The texts are written in a way that is easily readable, preferably in short sentences and using bullet lists.
+ Figures and graphs are labelled and only included when they are relevant for the texts.
+ The poster should not have distracting or unnecessary decorations.

All participants will be assessed on different criteria, some based on the poster presentation but most of the criteria based on the pitch. The jury will assess every research and participant using the following criteria:

+ Quality of submitted abstract
+ Innovativeness of the subject
+ Social impact
+ Quality of the method
+ Chance of success: leading to improvement or solution to problems in healthcare
+ Adheres to time limit of 3 minutes
+ Poster: Use of design that communicates the content well and in a clear and attractive manner
+ Oral presentation: in line with the content of the poster, clear and convincing delivery

Aftermovie online. Watch now!

Almost 850 key players and stakeholders from across Life Sciences & Health joined the festive fifth edition of Innovation for Health, in collaboration with the Global Investor Forum, on 1 February 2018 in Rotterdam. Did you miss it? Or do you want to look back to this inspiring day? Have a look at our aftermovie and experience the whole event in only 2 minutes!
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Event report of Innovation for Health

On Thursday 1 February 2018, over 850 key players and stakeholders from across Life Sciences & Health joined the festive fifth edition of Innovation for Health, in collaboration with the Global Investor Forum. With this record number of delegates and the very extensive high-level programme, this edition exceeded the expectations of both the visitors and the organisation.  Read more

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