Innovation for Health - 15-16 April 2021
Innovation for Health - Shaping the future of healthcare

Programme overview 2019


To get an idea of what you can expect from the programme of Innovation for Health, here is the programme of the 2019 edition 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
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
• AMT Medical

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

HELIS Academy: developing the next
generation of Life Science professionals

• Rebekah Bikker


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
• Ronald Stark, Committee for Large Scale-Up Scientific RI
Jeff Gielen, Kadans
  Science Partner
Maarten van Dongen, LabForRent
Ruben Kok, DTLS
Marc Schellekens, LabHotel
Kurt Gielen, Medace

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

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
• Huib Kooijman, 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

13:15 - 15:15
International 2-way pitch session
hosted by Holland Innovation Network, Health~Holland & RVO



 14.35 Impact of innovation for regulatory sciences
André van de Sande
• Johan te Koppele, 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
Chaired by Hans Schikan and Marianne van der Steen
Key speeches:
Tom Miller, CEO GreyBird Ventures 
Jan de Kerpel, Managing Director Kempen
Incl. a special networking session, hosted by Sangbreeta Moitra

Click here for a printable version of the programma overview.
I4H Award

The audience picked Healthy Mind, Iova and PharmaCytics as their top 3 pitchers and of these the jury chose PharmaCytics as the winner of the Axon Innovation for Health Award.

Read the press release


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Sponsors & Partners 2020
Host sponsor
Erasmus MC
Host sponsor
Gemeente Rotterdam
Host sponsor
Life Sciences & Health 010
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Silver sponsor
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Programme Sponsor AI
Award sponsor
AXON Lawyers
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