Thursday 25th February

Official launch of EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands

Open to all EIT Health partners and invitees

13:30 -


14:00 -


Geert Maarse - Chairman of the day, science journalist


EIT Health: Impact on healthcare in Belgium

Minister Jo Vandeurzen - Ministry of Welfare, Health & Family, Flanders

14:15 -
Entrepreneurial innovation in health: Thinking beyond form and function

Prof. Dr. Ir. Koenraad Debackere - Chairman Supervisory Board EIT Health e.V
14:30 -

EIT Health as catalyst: Integrating the Knowledge Triangle

Prof. Dr. Bart Haex - Chairman of Board EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands

EIT Health Triangle examples:

  • Pillar Campus
    Prof. Dr. Ir. Natasha Maurits - Clinical neuro-engineering, Ageing Brain
    University Medical Center Groningen
  • Pillar Accelerator
    Muriel Uytterhaegen MBA - Principal GIMV Belgium
  • Pillar Innovation 
    Dr. Björn Vlaskamp - Senior Scientist Philips
15:10 -

EIT Health: Impact on healthcare in Europe

Sylvie Bove MBA - CEO EIT Health e.V.

15:23 -

Innovation in healthcare in Rotterdam

Maarten Struijvenberg - Vice Mayor of the City of Rotterdam
Dr. Menno Kok - Director EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands

15:30 -

Launch & drinks