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

Programme overview

The (provisional) programme of Innovation for Health 2019 at a glance.

08.30  Registration open
09.00 Value-based healthcare: improving access to innovation
hosted by Association Innovative Medicines 

Immunology: yesterday, today and tomorrow
hosted Pivot Park
• Brigitte Drees, Pivot Park
Charlotte Kluit, MSD 
 Troels Jordansen, Glycostem
Koos vd Hoeven, Radboud umc
Khatereh Ahmadi, MSD

Global Investor Forum: 
Innovation Pitches
KU Leuven
Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus

Let the communication go digital! How API building blocks enable online engagement with patients.
hosted by KPN API Store
Rob Kurver, KPN API Store


Plenary morning program in the Rotterdam Hall
• Opening by Hans Schikan, Topsector Life Sciences & Health
• Welcome by Joke Boonstra, Executive Board Erasmus MC
• Keynote presentation by Henk van Houten, CTO Royal Philips
Heart's desire speeches by:
    • Eveliene Manten-Horst, Director AYA Young & Cancer 
    • Peter Paul van Benthem, Chair of Science & Innovation counsel of Federation of Medical Specialists
    • Mark van Houdenhoven, CEO Sint Maartenskliniek
    • Thomas Plochg, Director of NPHF Federation for Health


Coffee & tea break


The future of specialized treatment centers: from competition to collaboration
hosted by Gemeente Rotterdam & Erasmus MC
• Eveline van Rijswijk
Zoraide Granchi, GenomeScan
Wietske Vrijland, Maastad Ziekenhuis 
Martijn Busstra, Erasmus MC

Precision Medicine
hosted by Janssen
Werner Verbiest, Janssen Diagnostics
Tom Miller, GreyBird Ventures
Nicolas Vergauwe, miDiagnostics
Madelon Maurice, UMC Utrecht

Facility sharing in life sciences: 1+1=3, hosted by Mibiton
Colja Laane, Mibiton
Kees Recourt, Mibiton
Kas Maessen, NWO
Jeff Gielen, Kadans
  Science Partner
Maarten van Dongen, LabForRent
Ruben Kok, DTLS
Marc Schellekens, LabHotel
Kurt Gielen, Chemelot InSciTe

Global Investor Forum
Start-up pitch Contest:
ATRO Medical
Delta Diagnostics
Madam Therapeutics
Phoenix Bone Tech
Reboocon Bionics
River BioMedics
WOLF Life Sciences

Digital revolution in healthcare
hosted by
Claudia Wieringa, MSD
Niels Chavannes, LUMC
Vladan Ilic, Westerdokters


Lunch break 

Q&A: Funding opportunities of Top Sector Life Sciences & Health @Health~Holland booth (12:45 - 14:30)

13.30 Panel discussions:
Right to Try - access to experimental treatment
Paul Korte, Janssen & VIG
Maurits van Selms, ALS patient
Ingmar de Gooijer, myTomorrows
• Ton de Boer, MEB

Pricing & affordability
Paul Korte, Janssen & VIG
• Annemiek Verkamman, HollandBIO
Joep de Groot, CbusineZ
Marcel van Raaij, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport


PhD Pitches                            

Global Investor Forum:
Building a winning team
Bert-Arjan Millenaar, NLC
Eva van Rooijen, NLC
Arthur Lahr, Kiadis Pharma
Kurt Hertogs, Graphene.Works 
• Tim Knotnerus, TAP BioBusiness




 14.35 Impact of innovation for regulatory sciences
André van de Sande, Xendo
Stefan Braam, Ncardia
Paul Vulto, Mimetas
Bert Leufkens, Utrecht University

Biotech breakthroughs 
Ton Rijnders, Lygature & Oncode
Markwin Velders, Kite Pharma
• Jos Malda, UMC Utrecht
• Phil L'Huillier, MSD
• Luc Sterkman, Caelus Health 

by Dutch Cardiovascular Alliance 
Ton vd Steen, Erasmus MC
Wiek van Gilst, UMCG
Rik Vos, Erasmus MC
Maaike Kleinsmann, TU Delft
Chris van Hoof, IMEC
Global Investor Forum:
Scale-up Presentations
MyLife Technologies

Accelerating innovation through collaboration
hosted by Sioux
Koen Smits, Sioux
Will Ickenroth, Nemo Healthcare

15:35 Coffee & tea break 
16.00 Plenary Afternoon Program in the Rotterdam Hall
• Announcement of Upcoming Scientist Award 2019, sponsored by Genmab
• Fireside chat Mergers & Acquisitions as innovation strategy
    Marianne van der Steen, Professor MERLN & Director RegMed XB
    • Edwin Moses, former CEO Ablynx
    • Onno van de Stolpe, CEO Galapagos
    • Eline Vrijland-van Beest, CEO NightBalance
• Keynote presentation by Peter Hinssen, nexxworks
• Start-up pitch competition & announcement winner AXON Innovation for Health Award, sponsored by AXON Lawyers

Drinks & Networking


GIF: VIP CEO-Investor Dinner
Key speeches:
Edwin Moses, former CEO Ablynx
Tom Miller, CEO GreyBird Ventures 

Join the VIP CEO-Investor dinner

Are you a CEO or an investor and interested to network with high level delegates during our special VIP CEO-Investor evening programme and dinner? Book your tickets now!  Register here

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Watch our brand new teaser!

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Teaser Innovation for Health 2019
Selected start-up pitches

An exciting part of the programme is the yearly start-up pitch contest. Ten start-up companies will get the opportunity to pitch their company and healthcare innovation to key players and decision makers in Health & Life sciences sector on 14 February at Innovation for Health and Global Investor Forum! Find out who is selected to compete in the yearly start-up pitch contest!
Check it here!

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Sponsors & Partners
Main partner
Host sponsor
Erasmus MC
Host sponsor
Gemeente Rotterdam
Host sponsor
Life Sciences & Health 010
Platinum sponsor
Platinum sponsor
Janssen Diagnostics - Janssen
Gold sponsor
Medical Delta
Silver sponsor
NLC The Healthtec Venture Builder
Award sponsor
AXON Lawyers
Award sponsor
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