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Stage 2 | Expert Classes 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 on the specific stages of your startup.


 2019 Expert Classes | upcoming

13 December 2019 | Funding your company | The Hague

  • Early stage startups need to know about funding strategies. Funding can vary from finding the perfect match with a VC to receiving a grant issued by a European programme. Where to start, who to contact?  What to do and what not to do? Let experts explain what you need to take into account before making the right decision or before taking the next financial step in establishing your business.
  • Keynote lecture: Onno van der Stolpe, CEO Galapagos
  • Programme features: Standup poster-pitches startups;  Funders panel about regional, national, European and global funding possibilities; Parallel dedicated workshops for startups active in drug development and medical devices; Feedback session; Partnering.
  • Organized in collaboration with RVO (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland), BioGenerationVentures, New ComplianceInnovation Quarter, Uniiq.
  • Funding experts: Niels van Leeuwen (RVO), Oskar Slotboom (BGV), Bo Wiesman (Blue Sparrow Medtech Fund), Thijs Schaap (Innovation Quarter), Thijs van den Munkchof (Uniiq/Luris).
  • Start programme 11:00 hrs | End approx 18:00 hrs.
  • Venue: RVO, Prinses Beatrixlaan 2, 2595 AL Den Haag | The Hague
  • Download the invite – read the program – view the funding experts >

How to participate? and more information

  • Registration? Easy, send an email to Ellen de Waal | Upon registration startups are asked to develop a pitch poster (view the template); deadline poster submittance (for production and preparation purposes) 6 December 2019.
  • 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 join, provided you match our community profile.
  • 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.

2019 Expert Classes | past

Manufacturing and control of new medicines | 18 October 2019 | Biotech Training Facility

  • Experts lectures from Progress PME, Progress CME, ProQr and LUMC
  • Presentations: Albert Hekking | Ines Rodriguez Alvarez | Bianca Matthee | Karin Hoogendoorn
  • Organised in close collaboration with: Progress PME
  • Link to handout part 1 & handout part 2
  • Link to programme web post

Negotiations & Licensing | 5 July 2019 | UMCU

  • Experts lectures from Utrecht Holding, Cristal Therapeutics, GenDx,  Loyens & Loeff
  • TTO contributions from Oncode Institute,  Erasmus MC, IXA/Amsterdam UMC, Utrecht Holding/Utrecht UMC
  • Presentations: Oscar Schoots | Cristianne Rijcken | Wietse Mulder | Hamza Zourakhti
  • TTO panel: Veerle Fleskens | Jacqueline Bia |  Michelle Meeks | Genoveva Heldens
  • Organised in close collaboration with: Utrecht Holding
  • Link to handout part 1 & handout part 2
  • Link to programme web post

Clinical Trials & Regulatory Affair | 29 March 2019 | Pivot Park Oss

Health Technology Assessment & Reimbursement | 15 February 2019 | UMCA

Special thanks to the contributing organizations 2019:


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2018 Expert Classes

Funding and Partnerships | 6 July | TU/E Innovation Lab, Eindhoven

Intellectual Property & Licensing | 25 May| YesDelft

Special thanks to the contributing organizations 2018:

2017 Expert Classes

Funding & Partnerships | 21 April | NKI, Amsterdam

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

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

Health Technology Assessment & Reimbursement | Communications & Branding | Incubator Utrecht Inc, Utrecht

Special thanks to the contributing organizations 2017:

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2016 Expert Classes

Tax and Legal | 11 March |  Loyens & Loeff, Amsterdam

Funding | 20 April |  Health~Holland, The Hague

IP and Licensing | 30 September | Loyens & Loeff, Amsterdam

Communications Matter! | 9 December |, Amsterdam

Special thanks to the contributing organizations 2016:

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