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Stage 2 | Gain knowledge in sector relevant topics, meet valuable new contacts, strengthen your business case.

LS@W Expert Classes are a series of targeted workshops organised in close collaboration with industry experts on relevant topics for Life Sciences and Medical Technologies Startups. The workshop programme offers also 1-on-1 discussions and consultations with our mentoring Expert and Alumni to help you out, by sharing their expertise. Our Expert Classes will educate you in the specific stages of your startup.

New dates published |  LS@W Expert Classes in 2018

Our Expert Classes are organised 4 times in 2018. Save these dates:

  • Expert Class 1/2018 | 25 May | Intellectual Property & Licensing, Delft
  • Expert Class 2/2018 | 6 July| Funding & Partnerships, Eindhoven
  • Expert Class 4/2018 | 16 November | Clinical Trials & Regulatory Affairs, Nijmegen
  • Expert Class 5/2018 | 14 December | Health Technology Assessment & Reimbursement, Amsterdam

At this point we are in the preparation modus, we are selecting the right topics and we reaching out to partner organisations for contributing  experts, available venues etc.

Feel free to contact us when you would like to contribute to one of the 4 Expert Classes.

Let us guide you in the right direction.


How to participate? and more.

  • Registration? Easy, send an email to Ellen de Waal |
  • Who can attend? Expert classes are specially organized for participants of the Venture Challenge, Value Centre, MedtechPartners, BiotechPartner, MBI Life Sciences &Health, BioBusiness Summerschool and Take off participants. Startups not (yet) part of our LS@W community but who are interested in participating can send in a request.
  • What else can you do? Tell us what your specific interest is. The programme of each Expert Class is designed to match your needs on how to be lectured and informed. Share your questions and/or issues on the topics of above-mentioned Expert Classes with us.

Past Expert Classes


Expert Class 1 | 21 April | Funding & Partnerships | NKI, Amsterdam

Expert Class 2 | 7 July  Ownership of your Innovation (IP) and How to make the best Deal  | Science Tower, Rotterdam

Expert Class 3 | 22 September | Clinical Trials & Regulatory Affairs | BioPartner Center, Leiden

Expert Class 4 & 5 | 15 December  | Health Technology Assessment & Reimbursement | Communications & Branding | Incubator Utrecht Inc, Utrecht

Special thanks to the contributing organizations 2017: Merck Ventures, 2-BBB, Aglaia BioMedical Ventures, Loyens & Loeff N.V. , Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), BioGeneration Ventures, Kite Pharma EU, Netherlands Cancer Institute – Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, TU/e Innovation Lab, Axon, eNovITe, Thuja Capital, Technology Transfer Office, Erasmus MC, European Patent Office, InnovationQuarter, Luris, BioPartner Leiden, PSR Orphan Experts, Paul Janssen Futurelab Leiden, Utrecht Holding, MDxHealth, Julius Center THINC, UMCU, Vereniging Innovatieve Geneesmiddelen,  UMotion, Sciences Affairs.

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Expert Class 1 | 11 March | Tax and Law | Read the post-event article and download the impression.

Expert Class 2 | 20 April | Funding | Read the post-event article

Expert Class 3 | 30 September | Tax and Law | Read the post-event article.

Expert Class 4 | 9 December | Communications Matter!

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