Dear colleagues,

It is our absolute pleasure to invite you to our annual Science, Education and Innovation festival. The festival  provides an open platform to celebrate and share projects and achievements with our community, and to co-create solutions to sustain the future of healthcare. It will take place on Thursday 8 December at the iconic Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam (11:30 – 18:00, plenary programme from 12:30).

The programme will offer a mix of visionary plenary speakers, followed by a parallel programme of lectures (by talent and opinion makers), demonstrations (by start-ups, companies, researchers and students) and interactive workshops on the themes of education, research and innovation. Throughout the programme there is a demonstration market of innovations, student and research projects; the place where people meet, inspire and enter into new collaborations. Both existing awarded projects and new initiatives in education and research will be discussed with the public and future partners. The programme will end with a panel discussion on how we can jointly contribute to sustain the future of healthcare.

Preliminary programme:
11.30                Registration, lunch, Innovation Fair 
12.30                Plenary opening, keynote speech & panel discussion
14.30                Parallel sessions including talks, workshops
17.10                Closing ceremony
17.15                Networking, Innovation Fair & drinks


We hope to see you there. 


Richard Goossens

Program Director Convergence for Health & Technology