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Stage 2 | Gain knowledge in sector relevant topics & 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.

Mark your Calendar |  LS@W Expert Classes in 2017

Our Expert Classes are organised 5 times in 2017.

  • Expert Class 4 & 5 | 15 December  | Health Technology Assessment & Reimbursement | Communications & Branding
    • Where: Incubator Utrecht Inc. in the Focusroom.
    • What time: from 10:00 – 17:00 hrs, lunch included
    • Experts in HTA & Reimbursement:
      • Association Innovative Medicines – Matthijs Vermeer, Project Leader
      • MDxHealth – Prof. Wim van Criekinge, CSO
      • UMotion – Bart Villirius, Owner
      • Loyens & Loeff – Bas Megens, Attorney at Law
      • Utrecht Inc. – Jorg Kop, Managing Director
      • Julius Center THINC, UMCU – Geert Frederix,  Assistant professor Health Technology Assessment
    • Experts in Communications & Branding:
      • Studio Casual Fiend – Petko Mishev, Owner
      • Demcon Nymus3D – Michel Franken, Business Manager
      • Science Affairs – Ellen de Waal, Owner
    • Check out the Programme.

How to participate? and more.

  • Registration? Easy, send an email to Ellen de Waal |
  • Who can attend? Expert classes are specially organised for Venture Challenge/Value Centre/MedTechPartners/BioTechPartner participants and alumni. Startups not (yet) part of our 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.

 Archive of 2017

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

  • Contributors were:  Koen Verhoef (NK), Pieter Gaillard (2-BBB), Marking Velders (KitePharma), Tony Chang (Merck Ventures), Niels van Leeuwen (RVO), Oskar Slotboom (BioGenerationVentures). 

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

  • Contributors were: Mariska Kool (Loyens & Loeff), Carine van den Brink (Axon Lawyers), Bart Swinkels (Nederlands Octrooi Bureau), Thijs Spigt (Technology Transfer Office, Erasmus MC), Robert Al (Innovation Lab TU Eindhoven and former ThromBoDx), Florian Ludwig (Thuja Capital), Carola Immerzeel-Goosens (Erasmus MC TTO, Erasmus MC Incubator, Life Sciences & Health Hub Rotterdam), Paul van den Biggelaar (Sensius)

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

  • Contributors: Marcel Kenter, Paul Janssen Futurelab Leiden; Christa van Kan, PSR Orphan Experts; Bart Hoenen, Luris; Bas Megens, Loyens & Loeff; Stefan Ellenbroek, InnovationQuarter.


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Archive of 2016

Expert Class 1 | Tax and Law | March 11th, 2016. Read the post-event article and download the impression.

Expert Class 2 | Funding | May 20th, 2016. Read the post-event article

Expert Class 3 | Tax and Law | September 30th, 2016. Read the post-event article.

Expert Class 4 | Communications Matter! |  December 9th, 2016. 

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