Participant Profile
This program is designed for ambitious entrepreneurs, physicians, researchers, scientists, engineers, corporate innovators and valorization managers who have a venture or business case in the Life Sciences & Health industry.
You will have a master’s degree and at least 3 year’s working experience.
Preferably you will register as a venture team of 2-3 participants. Individual candidates will be assigned to a team. 

Advisory Board
Tom Aelbrecht : Head of Janssen Campus Office, Janssen Pharmaceutica
Harrold van Barlingen : Partner, Thuja Capital
Patrick Van Beneden : Partner, Gimv and Board Member FlandersBio
Gil Beyen : Chairman & CEO Erytech Pharma
Jérôme van Biervliet : Senior Business Development Manager, VIB
prof. dr. Clemens van Blitterswijk : Founding partner of LSP Health Economics Fund (LSP HEF);Professor of tissue engineering,University of Maastricht
Erwin Blomsma : CEO and co-founder at ViroVet and Chairman of the board of FlandersBio
Jo De Boeck : CTO and Senior VP, IMEC and Board Member FlandersBio
Ronald Brus : Founding CEO at MyTomorrows
dr. Hanno Cappon : VP R&D Nutricia Medical Nutrition
Johan Cardoen : Managing Director VIB, Board Member FlandersBIO
Koenraad Debackere : General Manager KU Leuven - Research & Development
Rudy Dekeyser : Managing Partner LSP Health Economics Fund
Janke Dittmer : Partner Gilde Healthcare
Joep de Groot : Board Member CbusineZ, Board of Directors CZ
dr. Patrik de Haes : CEO ThromboGenics
Jeremy Halpern    : Partner and Director of Business Development, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP
Hans Hofstraat : Vice President Philips Research
Cees de Jong : CEO Chr. Hansen A/S
Henk Joos : Managing Director FlandersBio
Ludo Lauwers : Experienced Pharmaceutical Executive, former Senior Vice President at Janssen Pharmaceutica
dr. Ton Logtenberg : CEO Merus
Rudi Mariën : Managing Director Biovest
Dirkjan Masman : Director Technology Transfer Office Radboudumc
prof. dr. Nico van Meeteren
prof. dr. Frank Miedema
: Executive Director Topsector LSH, Professor Physiotherapy Functioning in Chronicity
: Dean Faculty of Medicine, Vice Chairman UMC Utrecht
dr. Edwin Moses
dr. Freek van Muiswinkel
Geert-Jan Mulder
: CEO Ablynx
: Managing Director Utrecht Life Sciences
: General Partner Forbion Capital Partner
Leo Neels : Chairman of the Advisory Board of Vlerick Healthcare Management Centre, former CEO pharma.be
dr. Arno Nierich : Anesthesiologist-Intensivist, Head Innovation Isala Clinics
dr. Rudi Pauwels : CEO, Director Biocartis
René Penning de Vries : Innovation Manager and Chairman Health Valley Netherlands
prof. dr. Anton Pijpers : Vice-chairman Board of Utrecht University
Rob de Ree : CEO Dezima Pharma
Dirk Reyn : CEO eTheRNA, CEO Progress Pharma and Vice Chairman of the board of FlandersBio
Pieter Rhemrev : PPM Oost NV, Life Sciences & Health
Michel van Schaik : Director Healtcare Rabobank
Albert Scherpbier : Dean Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University
Oscar Schoots : Director UU Holding BV/UMC Utrecht Holding BV
Paul Smits : Dean and Vice Chairman Executive Board Radboudumc
Dominic Spadafore : Principal at Dominic Spadafore and Associates LLC
prof. dr. Marianne van der Steen : Founder MBI Life Sciences & Health
Onno van de Stolpe : CEO at Galapagos NV
Henri Termeer : Former CEO Genzyme Corporation
Mark Vaeck : CEO Complix
Susan Windham-Bannister : Founding CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Pieter Wolters : Managing Director Venturing and Licensing DSM
Chantal van der Zwan : Investment Director, NextStage Investments


Executive Education Committee
Lieuwke de Jong : Chief Executive Officer at Mellon Medical BV, Alumni MBI
Jeremy Halpern : Partner & Director of Business Development, Emerging Companies Group Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Prof. dr. Jan Rosier : Elan Chair of the Business of Biotechnology, Full Professor University College Dublin
Jeroen De Rycker : Director Organizational Change at Janssen Pharmaceutica
Dominic Spadafore : Principal at Dominic Spadafore and Associates LLC
prof. dr. Marianne van der Steen : Founder MBI Life Sciences & Health