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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 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.

 LS@W Expert Classes | 2018/2019

  • Expert Class 3/2018 | 25 January 2019 | Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs, Pivot Park Oss
  • Experts from Acerta Pharma, Radboud UMC, 3D-PharmExchange, Pivot Park, Health-Holland.

  • Expert Class 4/2018 | 15 February 2019 | Health Technology Assessment and Reimbursement, IXA – Innovation Exchange Amsterdam

Feel free to contact us when you would like to contribute to one of the 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  Venture Challenge and Value Centre alumni, as well as for 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 | 25 May | Intellectual Property & Licensing | YesDelft


Expert Class 2 | 6 July | Funding and Partnerships | Eindhoven



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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