Programme 2017

For an impression of the programme, please have a look at the programme of the previous edition of the BioBusiness Summer School. The programme of 2018 will follow in the coming months.  

 Monday June 26, VU Amsterdam

09.00 - 11.00  Introduction to BioBusiness, Eric Claassen
11.00 - 11.15  Break
11.15 - 12.00  Product development, Eric Claassen
12.00 - 13.00  Lunch
13.00 - 15.00  Melting the Ice - Farah Coppola & Richard van der Put, Mind Elevators
15.00 - 15.15  Break
15.15 - 17.00  Goals to reach the top - Farah Coppola & Richard van der Put, Mind Elevators
17.00 - 18.00  Welcome drinks

 Tuesday June 27, VU Amsterdam
09.00 - 11.00  Patents & Licenses (I&II) - Marije Marsman, NKI
11.00 - 11.15  Break
11.15 - 13.00  Patents & Licenses (III) - Carine van den Brink, AXON Lawyers
13.00 - 13.45  Lunch
13.45 - 14.45  Business models (I) - André van de Sande, Xendo
14.45 - 15.45  Business development - Tim Knotnerus, AM-Pharma & PRIMER Professionals
15.45 - 16.00  Break
16.00 - 17.00  Business models (II) - Vicky Gwosdz, Multiplicom
 Wednesday June 28, VU Amsterdam
09.00 - 11.00  Finance (I) - Guido Maertens, Maefin
11.00 - 11.15  Break
11.15 - 12.15  Finance (II) - Michel Briejer, Thuja Capital
12.15 - 13.00  Finance (III) - Tim van Hauwermeiren, Argenx
13.00 - 13.45  Lunch
13.45 - 14.45  Harvard-style Business Case - Marianne van der Steen, MERLN
14.45 - 15.00  Break
15.00 - 16.00  Harvard-style Business Case - Cees de Jong, Chr. Hansen A/S
16.15 - 17.00  Transition from science to business - Miriam Bujny, ProQR Therapeutics
 Thursday June 29, VU Amsterdam
09.00 - 10.00  Business models (III) - Onno van de Stolpe, Galapagos 
10.00 - 11.00  Business models (IV) - Erdem Yavuz, myTomorrows
11.00 - 11.15  Break
11.15 - 13.00  BioCareer: Applying for a job is FUN - Jan Paul Favier & René Kemps, CLS Services
13.00 - 13.45  Lunch
13.45 - 14.45  From Scientist to CSO - Christel Menet, ConfoTherapeutics
15.00               Departure to canal boat
16.00 - 17.30  Canal cruise
18.00 - 21.00  Dinner at NH Caransa
 Friday June 30, LUMC
09.00 - 09.30  Welcome by Leiden Bio Science Park - Ellen Smit, Leiden Bio Science Park 
09.30 - 10.15  Building trust again: 2-BBB - Pieter Gaillard, 2-BBB Medicines
10.15 - 11.00  Creating medicines for patients in need: ProQR - Daniel de Boer, ProQR Therapeutics
11.00 - 11.15  Break
11.15 - 13.00  Site visit Janssen Vaccines
13.00 - 13.45  Lunch
14.00 - 15.00  Meet your Match (round 1)
Prescilla Jeurink (Danone Research), Dirk Jan Opstelten (Hal Allergy), Stefan Braam (Pluriomics) 
15.00 - 16.00  Meet your Match (round 2)
Hans Preusting (PreuConsult), Marco Timmers (Synthon), Bastiaan van Holthe (Roche)
16.00 - 18.00  Closing drinks at BioTech Traning Facility

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