Thursday 7th of September

Location: Engels Meeting and Conference Center, Stationsplein 45, 4th floor, Groothandelsgebouw, Rotterdam


Partner Assembly EIT Health Belgium The Netherlands

(By invitation: one official representative per partner)

Partner Assembly EIT Health Belgium The Netherlands
(By invitation: one official representative per partner)

2nd Annual Meeting of EIT Health Belgium The Netherlands
Focus on Creating Value

Open to all - Language: English


The EIT Health Belgium The Netherlands community (core-partners, associate partners, network partners, sponsors, associated SME’s etc). Please register before September 1 ( 


Love to meet you in person! Let's Innovate Healthcare!

  • Lunch, Registration & Networking
13.00   Welcome and Introduction into the EIT Health Network
Prof. Dr. Bart Haex - Chairman EIT Health Belgium The Netherlands Board

Business plan 2018 & Strategic Plan 2018 - 2020  
Menno Kok - Director, EIT Health Belgium The Netherlands

13.20   Presentation by Technion, Israel

Prof. Esther Segal, Head of the Multifunctional Nanomaterials Laboratory Prof. Avi Schroeder, Head of the Laboratory for Targeted Drug Delivery & Personalized Medicine Technologies

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, consistently ranking among the world’s top science and technology research universities, is Israel’s first university. Since its founding in 1912, the institute has educated generations of engineers, architects, and scientists who have played a key role in laying the State of Israel’s infrastructure and establishing its crucial high-tech industries.

Presentation by Luxembourg Centre for Systems BioMedicine, Luxembourg

Prof. Dr. Rejko Krüger, Head of Clinical and Experimental Neuroscience, LCSB, University of Luxembourg

The main goal of the LCSB is to accelerate biomedical research by closing the link between systems biology and medical research. The LCSB focuses on the study of neurodegenerative diseases, with an emphasis on Parkinson’s disease.


Proof of Concept & Headstart Projects

Announcement of the results 1st round 2017

Pitches of the Winners


Focus on Innovations in Healthcare

Presentations from the EIT Health network - Part I

  • Happy Aging - Katherine Nelissen
    • Happy Aging is a community by and for seniors. Together with numerous companies, care organizations, knowledge institutes, policy makers and the end users, we boost innovations in happy aging to increase entrepeneurship and quality of care. Whitin our living lab we focus on collecting valuable feedback from end users (elderly people and their care providers) on innovative products and services with focus on happy aging.
      The Happy Aging Living Lab is part of EIT Health Living Labs.
  • Plasmacure - Bas Zeper
    • Plasmacure is een medtech startup en heeft een innovatieve behandelmethode voor genezing van chronische wonden ontwikkeld: de koud-plasma pleister. Dit is een elektronische pleister die ervoor moet zorgen dat de wond sneller en beter geneest tegen minder kosten dan bij huidige technieken.
  • Whale Bay & Co - Melis Guvensoy
    • Whale Bay & Co is an advisory and corporate finance boutique focused on the life sciences industry. Our work is creating value for our clients by engineering the right transactions or partnerships.

Burn baby burn

  • High Tea: Pitches & Networking
  • Share your ideas and networking wishes
  • Pitches

Focus on Finance, Deals, Creating value

Presentations from the EIT Health network - Part II

  • Business Angels Connect - René Reijtenbagh
    • Business Angels Connect
      Business Angels are private investors who provide risk capital for growth and complementary knowledge via coaching.
      Business Angels Connect facilitates the deal flow between business angels and entrepreneurs. We help to make the investment proposal
      Investing ready, introducing the investment proposition to our Angel Network and give (juristically) support making the deal.

      Business Angels Connect offers the partners of EIT Health Ne/B to connect to our investors network, investment readiness workshops and our team of specialists.
      Business Angels Connect is member of the Vereniging van Business Angels Netwerken Nederland and the BAE Club, the ‘’Champions league”” business angels networks within the EU. 
  • Merck Ventures - Tony Chang
    • Merck Ventures is the strategic, corporate venture capital arm of Merck KGaA. Its mandate is to invest in innovative technologies and products with the potential to significantly impact Merck‘s core business areas. Merck Ventures is a €300 million, ever-green venture fund.

SME pitches, incl. Candidates for the 2017 Catapult


Speed it up & FOCUS! Round tables

  • Business Angels Investing 
       René Reijtenbach, Business Angels Connect, The Netherlands
       Mr. Guide de Bie, Lawyer, Business Angels Connect
  • Happy Aging in 2020 - How to?
       Katherine Nelissen, Happy Aging, Belgium 
  • Experiences with EIT Health
       Hans van Zonneveld, Philips
  • EIT Health Launchlab - EIT Health Belgium - The Netherlands
    Menno Kok - Puck van de Bovenkamp

It's a deal! Spread your wings into Europe! WRAP UP

Dr. Menno Kok, Director, EIT Health Belgium The Netherlands


Let's celebrate! Pitches & Drinks & Bites! 

Get to know the innovative partners in the EIT Health network

  • 17.45 & 18.15: Launch Lab pitches EIT Health Europe!! 
  • Share your ideas and networking ideas
  • Poster pitches
  • Meet the EIT Health Belgium Netherlands partners
  • Share your projects with EIT Health members
    and invite them to participate in your project or connect you to their network

Open to all