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

Start-up Pitches

Pitch your start-up to key players in Health & Life Sciences

An exciting part of the programme of Innovation for Health & Global Investor Forum is the yearly start-up pitch contest. Ten start-up companies that are developing an healthcare innovation will get the opportunity to pitch their company and innovation to key players and decision makers in Health & Life sciences sector on 14 February at Innovation for Health and Global Investor Forum and win the AXON Innovation for Health Award 2019!

Sponsor AXON Innovation for Health Award
The AXON Innovation for Health Award is an initiative of AXON Lawyers and Innovation for Health. AXON Lawyers is a renowned Amsterdam based law firm with an international orientation. AXON focuses on the legal and regulatory aspects of the life sciences sector. For more information visit their website

Selected companies for the start-up pitches

The following ten companies are selected for a start-up pitch at the upcoming edition of Innovation for Health & Global Investor Forum:

Jan Hunik
ATRO Medical
The Meniscus Solution Company

Marcel van Kasteel
Delta Diagnostics
Building an open Platform for Point of Care Diagnostics Applications

Leonie de Best
Madam Therapeutics

Next Generation Antibiotics to fight Antimicrobial Resistance

Arie Kraaijeveld
Phoenix Bone Tech
Permanence in Bone Fixations Resolved

Shiqian Wang
Reboocon Bionics

Intelleg Knee - Powered Prosthesis for Transfemoral Amputee

Jan Boers
Early Detection of Retinal Images

Lisanne Blauw
River BioMedics
Closer to the Heart

Lars Ottevanger

Improving Surgical Oncology

Floris van der Breggen
Less Pain, More Gain

Louis Zantema
Retraining Chronic Pain in Virtual Reality

Each start-up gets five minutes to present their company and innovation to the audience and the investor panel. The jury selects two companies to pitch on the main stage in the plenary afternoon program, where the audience will determine which start-up will take home the AXON Innovation for Health Award.

Jury members

Carine van den Brink
Lawyer & Partner, AXON Lawyers
Chair Jurypanel

Joep de Groot
Board of Directors, CbusineZ

Anne Portwich
Partner, Life Sciences Partners

Edward van Wezel
Founder & Managing Partner, BioGeneration Ventures

Online registration closed!

It is not possible anymore to register online, but don't you worry! You can still register at the on-site registration desk on 14 February in WTC Rotterdam! An on-site conference ticket costs € 385 excl. 21% VAT, after 13:15 hours € 195 excl. 21% VAT. You can pay by debit card of credit card.

Download on-site registration form

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Watch the new I4H teaser!

The teaser of Innovation for Health 2019 is online now, including highlights of keynote speakers, sessions and themes.
Watch the new teaser film of Innovation for Health to get an impression of what you can expect.

Like what you see? We hope to welcome you on 14 February!
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Teaser Innovation for Health 2019
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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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