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Wednesday, September 9th 2020 (17:00 - 21:00)


Botermarkt 1, 9000 Gent, België


€140.00 for non-members

€85.00 for members

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Notifications received 2 months before the start of an event, get refunded for 100% minus an administrative fee of 50 EUR. All notifications received between 1 and 2 months before the start of the event, get refunded for 50% minus an administrative fee of 50 EUR. Cancellations requests received less than 1 month before the start of the event won't be refunded. Replacement by a colleague is always allowed.



Organised by & VIB



The evening before the annual knowledge for growth conference, VIB and are organising the 6th edition of our State of the Union; a moment to announce new developments and initiatives in the Flemish life sciences cluster and how we position ourselves vis-a-vis the European landscape. After several inspiring talks, there will be plenty of networking opportunities, accompanied by fine food and drinks. 

  • 17:00 - 17:30

    Registration & welcome coffee

    Pick up your name badge & enjoy a welcome coffee

  • 17:30 - 17:35

    Welcome by

    Willem Dhooge, Co-General Manager -

  • 17:35 - 17:40

    Welcome by the city of Ghent

    Sofie Bracke, Schepen voor Economie, Handel, Sport en Haven - Stad Gent

  • 17:40 - 18:00

    Plenary talk I

    by Kenneth Wils, Senior Investment Manager Life Sciences, PMV

  • 18:00 - 18:30

    New ventures get the stage

    pitch presentations by:

    • Andrey Khmelevskiy, Asylia Diagnostics

    • Jérôme Van Biervliet, Augustine Tx

    • Luc Dochez, Montis

    • Sam Possemiers, MRM Health

    • Iwan van Vijfeijken, Pulsify Medical

  • 18:30 - 19:00

    Plenary talk II

    Belgian life sciences: positioning from a European & Global perspective by KBC Securities

  • 19:00 - 19:10

    Closing remarks

    Johan Cardoen, Managing Director - VIB

  • 19:10 - 21:00


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