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 VIG
• tba
• tba

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

Innovation in immunology
hosted Pivot Park
• tba
Global Investor Forum:
TTO Pitches

Plenary morning program in the Rotterdam Hall
• Opening by Hans Schikan, Topsector LSH
• 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


Coffee & tea break


The future of specialized treatment centers: from competition to collaboration
hosted by Gemeente Rotterdam & Erasmus MC
Zoraide Granchi, GenomeScan
Wietske Vrijland, Maastad Hospital
More to be announced

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

Facility sharing: the best of both worlds
hosted by Mibiton
Colja Laane, Mibiton
Kees Recourt, Mibiton
Kas Maessen, NWO
Jeff Gielen, Kadans
  Science Partner
Maarten van Dongen, LabHotel
Ruben Kok, DTLS
Marc Schellekens, LabForRent

Global Investor Forum
Start-up Pitches

12.45  Lunch break 
13.30 Panel discussions:
Right to Try - access to experimental treatment
Maurits van Selms, ALS patient
Ingmar de Gooijer, myTomorrows
Lucien Hordijk, Journalist
• Ton de Boer, MEB

Pricing & Affordability
• Annemiek Verkamman, HollandBIO
Joep de Groot, CbusineZ


PhD Pitches                            

Global Investor Forum:
Building a winning team for

Bert-Arjan Millenaar, NLC
Taco van der Feltz, NLC
Arthur Lahr, Kiadis Pharma
Kurt Hertogs, Graphene.Works





Coffee & tea break

 14.45 Impact of innovation for regulatory
Stefan Braam, Ncardia
Paul Vulto, Mimetas
• Bert Leufkens, Utrecht University

Biotech breakthroughs 
Markwin Velders, Kite Pharma
• Jos Malda, UMC Utrecht
• Phil L'Huillier, MSD

by Dutch Cardiovascular Alliance 
Ton van der Steen, Erasmus MC
• Wiek van Gilst, UMCG
• Rik Vos, Erasmus MC
• Maaike Kleinsmann, TU Delft
• Frank Visseren, UMC Utrecht
Chris van Hoof, IMEC
Global Investor Forum:
Scale-up Presentations
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

Calling entrepreneurs for pitches!

Are you looking to raise capital or to find partners to co-develop your healthcare solution? Do you want more exposure for your company and your products amongst decision makers in health & Life Sciences? We have room for 10 start-ups and 6 scale-up companies to pitch their healthcare innovation to key players in Health & Life Sciences.
More information

Calling entrepreneurs for pitches!
Programme overview now online!

The (provisional) programme of Innovation for Health 2019 is now online! Are you as excited as we are about the themes, sessions and speakers of this years' edition?
Check this years' programme

Programme overview 2019
We are looking for designers!

Did you develop an innovative product or concept for a current complex problem within healthcare? Register for the Design Expo and showcase your innovation on the exhibition.

Participation is free of charge, deadline for application:
5 December 2018.  More information

Join the Design Expo!
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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