Digital Health & Wearables

Event date: June 20, 201913:00u
End date: June 20, 2019

Brightlands organizes, in the framework of the Hyperegio project BusyBee, the Digital Health and Wearables Event.

This unique event connects academia, entrepreneurs and investors in the Meuse–Rhine Euroregion working in digital health and wearables. The goal is to foster networking and matchmaking, as well as to inspire researchers who are looking to translate their academic interest into business ventures.

The main event (June 20, 2019) comprises a startup investment session, in which selected startups from the Meuse–Rhine Euroregion will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an investor panel specialized in digital health and wearables. Matchmaking between startups and knowledge institutions will be facilitated. In the second part of the program, a panel will discuss the journey to academic entrepreneurship, opportunities and challenges, including scientists’ personal experiences and investors’ point of view.

Before the main event, in a so-called preparation day (June 6, 2019), the selected startups are invited to participate in a coaching session. A workshop on storytelling for academic entrepreneurship will close the preparation day.

Location:  Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus
                 Oxfordlaan 55 
                 6229EV Maastricht

Pitch Coach Giuseppe Marzio

A former scientist turned communication-pro, Giuseppe Marzio has 15+ years of experience in Healthcare. He is a sought-after presentation and pitch expert and has worked with some of the most innovative businesses in Healthcare, from startups to VCs to large corporations. Giuseppe believes that success starts from a clear strategic story. Companies that don't have a clearly articulated story don't have a clear and properly thought-out business strategy. He founded his presentation firm, Chiaro in order to empower Healthcare entrepreneurs to communicate the story behind their idea, product, and company.  And in case you were wondering, ‘chiaro’ is Italian for clear and understandable - but also bright and brilliant. Find out more at

Program June 20, 2019

13.00 - 13.30    Welcome

13.30 - 15.30    Startup Investment Sessions

15.30 - 16.00    Break for networking & matchmaking

16.00 - 16.30    Panel session: the journey of acedemic entrepreneurship 

16.30 - 17.00    Drinks, bits & bites, networking 

Register below for June 20, 2019 

Progam June 6, 2019 (preparation day)

13.30 - 15.30    Pitch coaching session 

15.30 - 16.00    Break & networking 

16.00 - 17.00    Workshop: Storytelling for academic entrepreneurship (open for everyone) 

Register below for June 6, 2019

Important Dates

May 20, 2019    Deadline to apply for pitching 

May 27, 2019    Selected startups will be notified 

June 6, 2019    Preparation day 

June 20, 2019  Main event 

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