BioBusiness track

Our biobusiness track starts with the introductory course BioBusiness Summer School (NL) for academics who are contemplating a career switch to industry and young professionals in their first industry jobs. This course will help you to jumpstart your business career in the Life Sciences industry. During the five day program you will learn basic knowledge of main business topics, such as product development, intellectual property rights, business models and finance. You will also gain insight in the world of Life Sciences companies, meet leading business people and expand your international network.

A new course in our BioBusiness track is the BioBusiness Winter Retreat in Belgium. Whether you are still in academia (as PhD student or postdoc) or already working in industry, this course will help you to reflect on the developments in the fast-changing life sciences industry and your place in it. The program will go into the trends and developments in the life science sector, give examples of emerging business models and discuss funding and partnering strategies for life sciences companies. This knowledge will allow you to steer your career in such a way that it benefits the most from the changing landscape.

The next courses in our industry track are part of the Business Development Programme. This is an accelerator programme for professionals in business development in the Life Sciences.

- The first module, the Business Development Course, specifically aims at junior to mid-level BD professionals who are driven to expand their knowledge on the BD process and to strengthen their BD competences. Most BD professionals in this sector have a scientific background and are not trained to think and act commercially and to be business minded. During this intensive two-day course, experienced BD executives and experts will share their experiences and insights and provide practical tips concerning topics such as partner search, valuation, negotiation, legal aspects, deal structures and finance.

- The second module, the Global Scale-up - US Investment Tour, allows you to develop the knowledge and entrepreneurial skills necessary for scaling-up a life sciences and medical devices venture. You start with a baseline assessment to determine your starting point as a venture compared with US and European competitors. Based on the outcome, you will get one-on-one mentoring to guide you with your decision-making on how to increase the value of your venture. Subsequently you will embark upon an US investment journey to Southern California. This module is powered by main partner Health~Holland.

- The third module, the Global Investor Forum, allows you to apply the skills acquired in the previous two modules to obtain funding, scale-up and develop your company. During this module you will come in direct contact with leading investors, influencers and world-experts in life sciences. It features two days of pitches to investors, lectures, networking events and attendance to the leading life science conference in the Netherlands, Innovation for Health. This module is powered by main partner Health~Holland.

Please contact Remco Jongkind via r.jongkind[at] for any questions regarding our biobusiness track courses.

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