OPINNO Leuven 2023
Wednesday, March 22nd 2023 (13:30 - 17:45)
€0 for non-members
€0 for members
Are you studying life sciences and are you curious about what the life sciences industry has to offer? Then you should follow our OPINNO educational modules and BioBizz Cafés for students!
OPINNO – open innovation for successful entrepreneurship – aims to bridge the gap between life sciences education and industry, and stimulate entrepreneurship among students. One of OPINNO's initiatives is to organize educational modules and cafés with life sciences entrepreneurs that share their industry experience with students.
An OPINNO module will tackle topics as:
What can a career in a life sciences company look like?
Which assets are important as a scientist? Do you need a PhD?
Examples of different job descriptions in life sciences companies: managers talk about what they do on a daily basis and explain what their responsibilities are.
To prepare yourself for the event, take a look at our practical overview to learn more about the domains in life sciences and its starter jobs.
During the BioBizz Café, you can get in touch with several representatives from life sciences companies. This is a unique opportunity to discuss any questions you may have about career opportunities in the industry, entrepreneurship, etc. During the HR session of the BioBizz Café you can inquire life sciences recruitment specialists about best practices with regards to applying for a job. We encourage you to bring your CV and/or a motivation letter for tailor-made advice.
Registration is free of charge but mandatory before 20 March 2023. Too late to register online? No problem, you can register on-site as well!
13:30 - 13:40
Welcome & Introduction
Katrien Lorré | Programme Manager | flanders.bio
13:40 - 13:55
Kewin Ogink | Junior Computational Researcher - Gene Discovery | BASF
13:55 - 14:10
Manufacturing (GMP & QA)
Jef Jennen | Project Engineer | Select Projects
14:10 - 14:25
14:25 - 14:40
Katleen Swinnen | R&D Manager | 2 Bridge
14:40 - 14:55
Olivier Van der Poorten | Patent Engineer | Gevers
14:55 - 15:10
Eva Balini & Laura De Cnop | Bioinformatics Scientist | BioLizard
15:10 - 15:25
Pascal Simoëns | Business Development Manager | InnoSer
15:45 - 17:45
Meetings with industry representatives
R&D (agrobiotech): Kewin Ogink | Junior Computational Researcher - Gene Discovery | BASF
Bioinformatics: Eva Balini & Laura De Cnop | Bioinformatics Scientist | BioLizard
Manufacturing (GMP & QA): Jef Jennen | Project Engineer | Select Projects
Clinical Development: Katleen Swinnen | R&D Manager | 2 Bridge
Intellectual Property: Olivier Van der Poorten | Patent Engineer | Gevers
Business Development: Pascal Simoëns | Business Development Manager | InnoSer
Human Resources: Ruth Lachaert | Founder | Planet Katara