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From Idea to Success: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Life Science Start-up

Accelerate your entrepreneurial skills, bring your life science project to the next level and become the next great healthcare disruptor.

Do you want to develop your entrepreneurial skills in healthcare? Our executive education course aims to provide healthcare and life science students, researchers and entrepreneurs an introduction to entrepreneurship and innovation in healthcare, as well as tools and insights into how innovation can be put to work for the benefit of patients, the healthcare system, and our society. Over the course of two weeks, you will have the opportunity to hear from experts on market access strategies, financing, regulatory paths, clinical trials, IP management, etc. The healthcare scene is being reshaped, and everybody needs to be ready for what comes next. Browse through our agenda and choose among a dozen of workshops.

What’s on the agenda?

Monday, 2 May 2022

09:30-12:00 — Navigating the maze of market access elements and tools

Market access strategy is complex, dynamic, and constantly evolving. A tailored combination of evidence, value frameworks and pricing strategy is critical to delivering commercial success. Fast-track your understanding of the market access and reimbursement landscape and optimise the access of your product portfolio to secure optimal uptake and reimbursement.

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

15:00 – 16:30 — Start-ups and big pharma: Blueprint for a successful partnership

Pharma’s commitment to innovate for patients is at the core of their work, and their innovation is fueled by a collaborative spirit. Partnerships have long been the lifeblood of both large pharmaceutical companies and small start-ups. But where do you start, and who should be involved? And most importantly, how to turn the initial cooperation into a long-lasting relationship?

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

09:30-12:00 — The regulatory approval pathway: is your start-up heading in the right direction?

Navigating the various regulatory submission types and pathways from numerous regulatory bodies can be a challenging pursuit for teams entering a new market for the first time. How to overcome this? By acquiring regulatory know-how as early as possible! Get an overview of the regulatory landscape and stakeholders, understand the major principles, concepts and processes and bring your solution easily to the market.

Thursday, 5 May 2022

14:00- 15:30 — Digitalisation and clinical trials: understanding the new reality

The era of clinical trials as we’ve known them, is coming to an end. The rapidly advancing field of digital health technologies provides a great opportunity to radically transform the way clinical trials are conducted. You will get to know how clinical trials could look like in this context and will explore the relevant role of real-world data as well as the convergence between clinical research and clinical care.

Friday, 6 May 2022

09:30 – 12:00 Healthcare marketing strategy: Your prescription for business growth

Healthcare is a complex industry that requires a strategic sales approach. A targeted, data-driven healthcare marketing strategy is essential to competing in today’s consumer-driven, value-based care landscape. This workshop is designed to provide some practical tools for understanding patient needs and preferences, developing a marketing plan, building your healthcare brand and growing revenues.

Monday, 9 May 2022

09:30 – 12:00 Financing 101: Going behind the scenes

Funding can be the lifeblood of a business. Wisely chosen funding sources guarantee fewer worries and hassles for the company. This workshop aims to demystify venture capital deals and start-up financing to give both first-time and experienced entrepreneurs a definitive guide to securing funding. Learn the basics of funding a start-up, understand the process of successful financing round and learn how to get from the valuation of a company to the actual financing deal.

14:00-15:30 — Emerging trends and the way forward in healthcare

The healthcare industry is evolving at a lightning speed, thanks to the advancements in technology. The advent of emerging trends in healthcare like IoT, artificial intelligence, VR and blockchain has opened new avenues for the healthcare sector. Let’s explore together how these technologies make healthcare more accessible, enhance the patient experience, and reduce the overall cost of healthcare delivery in the long run.

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

14:00 – 15:30 Data privacy in the age of digital health

The digital era of medicine offers huge benefits to patients and society. However, along with the enhanced healthcare landscape that digital health brings along, there is the pressing issue of privacy. This workshop will explore the protection of health data in light of the GDPR and the rights, obligations, risks, and safeguards it brings. Learn from our experts on how to balance data protection with health care innovation.

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

09:30 -11:00 Start-ups and contracts: The art of deal-making

There’s no secret formula for successful negotiations. However, there might be a few essential elements in a successful negotiation strategy that allow start-ups to systematically and efficiently partner with corporates. Join this workshop to learn how to properly assess the risks and opportunities, how to systematically and efficiently negotiate without getting exploited and how to negotiate favorable terms of collaboration.

14:00 – 15:30 Inviting the patient into the spotlight

Trends in the Life Sciences point toward patient centric-healthcare as the new focus for healthcare providers and payers. Patients are expecting better, more personalized services at lower costs and expecting better outcomes. How can we make this happen? What are the best ways to make sure patients are more involved when working on new health products, programs, or initiatives?

Thursday, 12 May 2022

09:30 – 11:00 Intellectual Property: What it is and why your start-up needs it

The intellectual property of a startup is usually a critical corporate asset. Yet, start-ups still struggle to manage and grow their IP portfolio to adequately protect their core ideas. This workshop will provide guidance on how to build a customized IP protection strategy, risk identification and mitigation measures. Participants will also be able to interact one-on-one with an IP expert to seek input on their specific IP requirements and issues.

Friday, 13 May 2022

09:30 -11:00 — Shifting digital health investment landscape – What’s on the horizon?

If you’ve been following the digital health scene, you know that the scene has seen tremendous inflows of capital. Will this trend continue? The overall healthcare industry is in the process of revolutionizing itself and remains a field of exciting opportunities for many, so stay tuned to hear from the investor’s point of view what’s coming up next.

Who should attend?

The sessions are aimed at students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and start-ups working in Medtech, Biotech and Life Sciences, interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in healthcare.

What to expect?

  • Bring transformational change to your organization
  • Boost your project to the next level
  • Deep dive into the emerging healthcare ecosystem

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Pricing information

Participants can choose to attend individual sessions or book the training as a package. The cost is 50€ (Incl. VAT) per course, with a package option of 450€ (Incl. VAT) in total. Attending students receive a 50% discount on all courses.