Matchmaking event: How Healthtech can join forces with KU Leuven researchers

Are you looking for a research partner for your healthtech project but don’t know where to start? Could the next innovation that skyrockets your company to success already be in development? Or maybe you just want to collaborate with great minds to conquer the healthtech challenges of today.

Whatever the case, MEDVIA and Smart Hub Flemish Brabant are joining forces with KU Leuven for a free event that introduces healthtech companies to the wealth of research opportunities at this leading university – which is right on your doorstep.

Team up! How healthtech can join forces with KU Leuven researchers
Thursday, 26 October, 15.30-19.30
Bio-Incubator 4, Gaston Geenslaan 3, Leuven

The event is open to anyone who wants to meet KU Leuven industrial research managers and become familiar with its associated institutes and Core Facilities. The following will all be present:


15.30   Arrival & check-in

16.00   Welcome / Bart Geers, KU Leuven Research & Development (Investment Manager)

16.05   How KU Leuven facilitates gaining insight into research / Veerle Cauwenberg, KU Leuven (Research Coordinator)

16.20   Collaborative Opportunities Between Companies and Universities in the 4 Ds space: Drugs, Diagnostics, Digital and Devices / Ann Van Gysel, MEDVIA CEO

16.35   Financing collaboration between companies and universities / Sabien Vanlangendonck, KU Leuven Research & Development (Head of Flemish & federal government funding unit)

16.50   Panel discussion: Challenges of company-university collaborations and how to overcome them / Roel Smolder (MEDVIA) / Kristine Debruyne (VLAIO) / Leuven Research and Development / Jiri Keirsse (UCB, TBC) / Atlas Neuro (TBC)

17.10   Soup break

17.30   Start one-to-one meetings
Start pitches by Core Facilities & KU Leuven Institutes

19.30   Closing reception

We look forward to welcoming you at this first-of-its-kind event at one of Europe’s most innovative universities.

Team Up! is free, but registration is required by 20 October. Please register here.