Programme 12 december

LSH010 Breakfast

Venue: Life Sciences & Health Hub, Rotterdam 
Date: Donderdag 12 december 2019

Tijd: 08.00 - 09.00

07.00 - 08.00

Networking & Breakfast - 9th floor
1 on 1 meetings PART I

08.00 - 08.02

LSH010 Breakfast - plenary session

Rotterdam - The Innovative Eco-System
Showcase: SurGuide

Moderator: Yvonne Nesselaar
Co-moderator: Lars Ottevanger, COO & Founder SurGuide

08.02 - 08.17

Dr. Senada Koljenovic
s MC

Dr. Koljenović is pathologist at the Erasmus-university Medical Center and pioneer in improving the standard of care for head and neck oncology patients. She is involved in multiple innovative programs on both national and European level such as the Dutch Cancer Society and Eurostars.

Dr. Koljenović has published multiple papers on the use of Raman spectroscopy for medical applications. Currently, she leads the development and implementation of a Raman spectroscopy based medical device for tumor margin assessment. Alongside this development, she has implemented a method to assess the resection margin intraoperatively which has resulted in a significant improvement of the standard of care in the Erasmus MC.

08.17 - 08.33

Claus Schaffrath

Claus Schaffrath is a physician and engineer with 20+ years of experience in Medical Devices and Image Guided Therapy, both in Hospital and Industry. Claus is an expert in Product Claim Management, a practice driven approach of value creation for Medical Devices.

SurGuide is a Rotterdam-based MedTech company that develops a platform technology for tumor resection control. SurGuide collaborates with experts in Raman spectroscopy and fiber-optics, RiverD International B.V. and art photonics GmbH and with medical specialists from the Erasmus-university Medical Center. Very recently, SurGuide has been nominated as finalist in the European Health Catapult 2019, a business plan competition for Europe’s best-in-class companies in BioTech, MedTech and Digital Health.

08.33   08.47

Cilian King
Investment Manager

Cillian joined the Swanbridge in 2018 following a career in strategic consultancy for early-stage ventures in the Life Sciences industry. As a consultant, Cillian gained extensive experience in the valuation of novel healthcare technologies, business development, project management, and non-dilutive funding.

In addition to working with early-stage ventures, Cillian was also involved in setting up several Dutch investment funds, including Swanbridge Capital in 2016. Cillian has a background in Molecular Biology (VU University and MIT) and a PhD in Molecular Neuroscience (VU University).

Swanbridge Capital, founded in 2016, is a Rotterdam-based venture capital firm that actively invests in young, high potential companies in the Life Sciences. At Swanbridge Capital, Cillian is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment proposals, deal making, and the management of portfolio companies.

08.47 - 08.58

LSH010 highlights - Caroline Giezeman
Project manager LSH010 - Municipality Rotterdam

Rotterdam Partners: about 2020

08.58 - 09.00 Wrap up
09.00 - 11.00

Living Room of the Future - Bring your own innovations

1 op 1 meetings PART II

09.15 - 10.15

Smart sessions

Working with blue collar healthcare professionals; keys to collaboration
Richard Jorna, Zorg voor Projecten

How to get your innovation AVG-proof? 
Throw the dice, get the answer!
Venue: 9th floor

Ploum, Rotterdam Law Firm: uw juridische partner in het innovatieve eco-systeem. Pragmatisch, met een Rotterdamse aanpak.

The role of youngsters in Healthcare
Kimberley Nagesser & Sie Meng Lee

IFMSA-NL is an international medical students' organisation that aims to unite students for Global Health and to give them the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute to Global Health within the health care sector and society. In this session, we will speak about Meaningful Youth Participation and discuss how IFMSA-NL organises its efforts to contribute to improving Global Health and health care policies. Are you interested in discovering more about the role of students and future medical professionals in health care and Global Health? Then join our session!

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