Craft your start up journey!

Event date: October 24, 201914:00u
End date: October 24, 2019


Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus is an ecosystem aiming to transform cutting edge knowledge into products and services that benefit society and public Health.

TRIAS is a grants and funding consultancy bureau located in South Limburg. TRIAS has 20 years of experience and a strong track record of supporting innovators in their funding strategy.

These two organisations are fully committed to support medical innovations to reach the market. That is why they are joining forces and organizing for the first time this event, in which participants will have the opportunity to get in contact with experts and organisations that have the knowhow on how commercialise a medical innovation successfully.

This unique event aims to connect startups to the right networks and experts to facilitate their entrepreneurship journey.

The program comprises an expert’s session, in which specialists will talk about crucial aspects and most common pitfalls in the startup journey in areas like IP, subsidies, regulatory affairs, business development and venturing. A panel of experts, afterwards, will answer questions from the audience.

During the event, participants can visit the market place for startups, where they can get in contact with different organizations, services, and advisors specialized in the startup journey.

Program

  • 14.00 – 14.30 Registration & market place for startups
  • 14.30 – 14.45 Welcome
  • 15.00 – 15.30 Joris Schuurmans CEO Epify
  • 15.30 – 16.30 Essential insights from experts, ins and outs of:
    • Business development and co-creation (the CORE concept). John Marugg. Brightlands
    • Intellectual property. Rike Dekker, AOMB
    • Medical Device Regulation. Jeroen Pieper, Signifix
    • Venture capital. Jeffrey Williams. Brightlands Ventures Partners
    • Subsidies & financiering. Ron Coenen & Kim van der Heul, TRIAS
  • 16.30 – 17.00 Q&A and Panel discussion
  • 17.00 – 18.00 Market place, networking & drinks & bites. Treats provided by TRIAS, to celebrate their 20th anniversary!

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Market place

During the event, participants can visit the market place for startups, where they can get in contact with different organizations, services, and advisors specialized in the startup journey.Logo's masterclass Start-up Journey.png

Advanced Instruments Manufacturing (AIM)

Advanced Instruments Manufacturing (AIM) is gespecialiseerd in de productie van hoogwaardige medische en industriële apparaten en instrumenten voor in hoofdzaak Nederlandse Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s). 

De producten worden in kleine tot middelgrote aantallen geproduceerd. Hierbij verzorgt AIM voor haar klanten de gehele logistiek, sourcing en productie. AIM houdt de eindassemblage en het testen in eigen hand om te waarborgen dat het product aan alle eisen voldoet. 

Het team van ruim 60 medewerkers heeft dan ook zeer veel kennis op een breed vlak. Door de engineers worden acties ten behoeve van kostprijsreducties en doorlooptijdverkorting van het productieproces continue en in nauw overleg met de klanten doorgevoerd.

AOMB Intellectual Property

How do you distinguish yourself from others in your market? Precisely. With strong ideas and inventions driving your products and services. And as long as others don't have what you have or know what you know, you will keep the competition guessing. The challenge is keeping this up. AOMB makes sure that you stay unique and that nobody else can unjustly capitalise on your inventions and ideas.

Intellectual property has been our domain for over 50 years. Extensive knowledge of patents, brands, trademarks, designs, licenses, copyright and plant variety rights is the norm. What makes our agency unique is our way of working. Our IP-experts apply themselves with passion and drive. They don't just think in terms of products, they consider your needs and your market.

Brightlands Chemelot Innovation Center

Brightlands Chemelot Innovation Center is based in Geleen and is the heart of the Brightlands Chemelot Campus. It is a new community / organization  in which large and small companies and organizations, startups, students and scientific institutions collaborate to build innovations and sustainable solutions around circular economy and digitization. The Innovation Center ecosystem is home to daring entrepreneurs and visionary investors, forward-  thinking corporations and knowledge institutes, talented researchers, and students. Brightlands facilitates open  innovation, and the distribution of knowledge across scientific, geographical, and organizational borders. Under the brand of Brightlands Innovation Factory, we organize start-up programs for companies in the chemical industry (Redefining Chemistry) and medical devices (MedLim).

Brightlands China Center

The Brightlands China Center is a unique public private partnership platform aiming to create and strengthen business between China and Limburg, one of the core focuses is Life Sciences and Health. The center is a joint initiative of the Brightlands campuses and the Dutch Province of Limburg. It is a portal for Chinese companies and institutes to enter the Dutch—and European—markets, and through which Dutch companies and institutes can do business with China. The Brightlands China Center supports entrepreneurs and organizations in Limburg to grow by doing business with China. We speak the language, know the culture, can navigate our way around and – very important in China – we have an extensive network of contacts there. Our work is always customized: from a simple market study to the final contract negotiations and of course everything in between. 

Business Innovatie Team Limburg

Als start-up zit jij natuurlijk niet om verhelderende ideeën verlegen. Maar weet jij ook hoe je jouw unieke idee van de tekentafel naar de markt brengt? Daar kan BITL je bij helpen! Niet alleen door de financieringsmogelijkheden met je te verkennen, maar ook door je uit te dagen, te coachen én te verbinden met partijen die jou verder kunnen helpen.

BITL is de krachtenbundeling van negen business-innovatiemanagers. Zij sparren met je over thema’s als duurzaamheid, digitalisering, strategie en ondernemerschap. Verder beschikken ze over een uitgebreid netwerk in het Limburgse bedrijfsleven, waarvan jij kunt profiteren.

Catalyze

Catalyze is a market leader in obtaining funding for biomedical and healthcare innovations. Catalyze helps leading researchers, SME’s and companies to secure financing for ambitious R&D projects, from early stage pre-clinical research up to clinical stage development and beyond. Catalyze provides funding consultancy and related services to selected, meaningful and innovative projects. We make sure that these projects are securely funded and that the R&D strategy is geared for success. Catalyze supports a variety of Life Sciences developments including healthcare, medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, agri, food and bioeconomy.

Chiaro | Strategic Storytelling

Today's most successful entrepreneurs are those that excel at creating a clear and inspiring story about their product, company, and vision. However, startup founders and CEOs often struggle to translate the complexity of their technology into a compelling pitch.

I help entrepreneurs in healthcare create a company narrative that clarifies the strategy and powers success: to get funding, to close deals, and to be seen as leaders in their business. I'm proud to say I've helped dozens of entrepreneurs win investment for millions of euros, seal critical deals, and take their startup to the next level.

What's your story?

Clinical Trial Center Maastricht

Clinical Trial Center Maastricht is een professionele ondersteuner van mensgebonden onderzoek. Samen met onze partners doen we er alles aan om onderzoekers te ondersteunen op de manier die zij nodig hebben en zo samen een waardevol wetenschappelijk resultaat na te streven.

CTCM kan als partner fungeren voor iedere individuele onderzoeker, onderzoeksinstelling, of firma, op het gebied van mensgebonden onderzoek, variërend van monocenter tot multicenter. We richten ons in eerste instantie op de eigen regio maar staan open voor nieuwe samenwerkingen.

CrossCare

Het project CrossCare stimuleert, ondersteunt en versnelt innovaties in de zorg. CrossCare draagt bij aan de ontwikkeling en implementatie van zorginnovaties (product, dienst, concept) door het aanbieden van zorgproeftuinen en biedt financiële ondersteuning om zorginnovaties te ontwikkelen, te ondersteunen of te versnellen.

Economische Samenwerking Zuid-Limburg

Zuid-Limburg is één economie, we staan voor grote uitdagingen en die pakken we samen aan. Dat is de spirit van de regionale samenwerking om onze economie te versterken en de regio op de kaart te zetten. Vanzelfsprekend richten wij ons daarbij op het bedrijfsleven en start-ups hebben onze bijzondere aandacht. Want een regio die niet innoveert blijft achter. Er zijn allerlei manieren om nieuwe initiatieven te stimuleren en daarover gaan wij het gesprek graag aan. ESZL is de naam; Economische Samenwerking Zuid-Limburg.

EIT Health

Is a partnership of best-in-class health innovators backed by the EU (EIT stands for the European Institute for Innovation and Technology). EIT Health connects the right people and the right topics across European borders, so that innovation can happen at the intersection of research, education and business – for the benefit of citizens.

The accelerator of EIT Health supports the best and brightest health industry entrepreneurs:

  • the INCUBATE! activity line supports not-yet entrepreneurs or scientists wanting to develop start-ups (e.g. through bootcamps);
  • the VALIDATE! line provides market expertise and means to test products (e.g. network of Living Labs) and to gain understanding in local regulatory and reimbursement schemes;
  • SCALE! activities facilitate access to tools and networks for financing and market expansion.

HYPEREGIO BuSyBee: The Science Boost for Your Ideas

BuSyBee project, part of the innovation Hub HYPEREGIO, fosters cross-border collaboration between SME’s, universities and R&D institutes in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion.

If you are looking for large-scale knowledge and research expertise from universities and R&D institutes, BuSyBee is the right solution for you! The cooperating universities, research centers, clusters and associated partners are able to initiate a suitable Science-to-Business (S2B) partnership taking your development to an increased TRL (2-5), leading e.g. from proof of concept to laboratory prototypes.

Innervate BV

Wij helpen organisaties met Digitale Transformatie. Maatschappelijke, technologische en demografische ontwikkelingen vragen om nieuwe oplossingen. Uw klanten en medewerkers verwachten bijzondere digitale ervaringen. Wij vinden dat iedere organisatie het verdient om klaar te zijn voor de toekomst van morgen.

LifetecZONe

LifetecZONe is het netwerk voor ondernemers actief in Life Sciences en Medische Technologie. Het merendeel behoort tot het MKB en is gevestigd in Zuid-Nederland (Noord-Brabant, Limburg en Zeeland). Daarnaast staat het netwerk open voor kennisinstellingen, zorgaanbieders, overheden en organisaties in en buiten de regio. Het netwerk is in 2008 ontstaan uit een fusie van de lifetec netwerken van LIOF, BOM en Syntens.

LifetecZONe stimuleert nieuwe samenwerkingen door het samenbrengen van de waardeketen in medische technologie en life sciences. Kennis en ervaring wordt laagdrempelig gedeeld. Sluit ook aan bij één van onze bijeenkomsten of maak gebruik van ons netwerk, en ervaar zo zelf dat het netwerk uw innovatie of integratie in de sector kan versnellen.

LIME

Het Brightlands innovatieprogramma LIME (Limburg Meet) is er om de (door)ontwikkeling en het daadwerkelijk gebruik van innovatieve meetproducten en -instrumenten voor de zorg én positieve gezondheid te stimuleren. Zodat er slim gemeten wordt en zoveel mogelijk door cliënten zelf. Dat komt niet alleen de kwaliteit van de zorg ten goede, maar zorgt er ook voor dat deze betaalbaar en toegankelijk blijft.

LIOF

LIOF is de regionale ontwikkelingsmaatschappij van de Provincie Limburg. Wij zorgen voor de versterking van de economische structuur en daarmee de groei van Limburg. LIOF is er voor elke MKB’er in Limburg met een innovatief idee, een businessplan of een financieringsvraag. Maar ook voor de ondernemer die zich in Limburg wil vestigen. We kennen alle trends en innovaties. Van voor de start tot voorbij de finish helpen we ondernemers, groot en klein, met innoveren, samenwerken en investeren. Wie iets wil bereiken, krijgt van LIOF advies, een diepgeworteld netwerk en financiering. En met onze fondsen kunnen wij mee-investeren.

Maastricht Instruments

Maastricht Instruments BV (MI) was founded in 1998 and originates from the engineering department of the Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Sciences of the Maastricht University Medical Center+. MI is currently positioned as a strategic company on the Brightlands Health Campus and has grown into a specialised high-tech company providing innovative technical solutions in the field of life sciences and medicine to customers worldwide. The main areas of expertise are indirect calorimetry equipment, wearable healthcare solutions (devices and apps) and specialized life science tools. Also it supports Brightlands Start-ups in the proof of concept phase of their technology development.

Medace

Too many promising medical innovations never reach the market or the patient. One of the hurdles to take is finding your way through the ever more stringent and difficult landscape of medical devices and cell therapy (GMP) legislation and technical validation. Medace offers a full service work-learning environment where customers (being academics or entrepreneurs) are guided in how to set up and develop the technical dossier needed for clinical validation whilst producing their clinical grade product. Medace works with an EN ISO 13485:2016 certified quality and service package available for our customers on a use by need basis.

Nelson Labs NV

Nelson Labs, A Sotera Health company, is the leading, global provider of lab testing and expert consulting services. We perform microbiological and analytical laboratory tests across the medical device, pharmaceutical, and tissue industries. The company is regarded as a best-in-class partner with a strong track record of collaborating with customers to solve complex problems. We have over 700 scientists, technicians, and service specialists who diligently perform more than 700 rigorous tests in 13 global laboratory locations.

Based in Belgium, Nelson Labs Europe specializes in providing premium Extractables & Leachables testing services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. We also support pharmaceutical companies across the globle in developing worldwide compliance testing strategies to qualify container/closure applications and pharmaceutical production equipment from an Extractables & Leachables perspective.

Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO.nl) – Internationaal Innoveren

RVO.nl biedt innovatieve MKB-ers en onderzoekers ondersteuning bij het aanvragen van verschillende Europese financieringsprogramma’s uit Horizon2020 (o.a. SME Instrument en Fast Track to Innovation) en Eureka Eurostars. Tevens organiseren wij gerichte matchmaking op sectorspecifieke evenementen en innovatiemissies.  

TRIAS

TRIAS is a grants and funding consultancy company located in Venlo and at the Brightlands Health Campus in Maastricht. Are you investing in new products and/or processes? Certainly with health & life sciences innovations this is often a long and expensive process. A sound funding strategy is crucial in order to acquire sufficient financial resources for completing the R&D process up to market introduction. To provide the optimal level of support to clients, TRIAS offers a total support package: from investigating the funding options, writing the application and support with administrative requirements.

WAVE4GROWTH

Yves Blandiaux has recently founded WAVE4GROWTH to help B2B Tech Start-ups CEO’s and Boards successfully navigate the journey from Start to Scale. The journey includes, among many things, crossing the « start-up death valley » which requires a strategy on its own.

WAVE4GROWTH will either be the catalyst to enable change (Facilitator) or own responsibilities for delivering results (Executive in Residence).

Creating impacts, co-creation, be pragmatic, outside-in perspectives and customer centricity are part of our core values. Come and share with us your start to scale challenges. It will be a first step in the right direction.

 

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Craft your start up journey!
avoid the most common pitfalls & connect with the right networks to succeed!

24 October 2019
Maastricht Health Campus
Oxfordlaan 55
6229 EV Maastricht

This programme is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.