Wednesday, September 9th 2020 (16:00 - 18:00)


Botermarkt 1, 9000 Gent, België

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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.

Originally a separate event, it is now being incorporated into the knowledge for growth DIGITAL conference.

  • 16:30 - 16:35

    Welcome by

    Willem Dhooge, Co-General Manager -

  • 16:35 - 16:40

    Welcome by the city of Ghent

    Sofie Bracke, Schepen voor Economie, Handel, Sport en Haven - City of Ghent

  • 16:40 - 17:00

    When science goes venturing. A health-check of the life science sector from a financing perspective.

    by Kenneth Wils, PMV Life Sciences & Care

  • 17:00 - 17:35

    New ventures get the stage

    pitch presentations by:

    • Andrey Khmelevskiy, Asylia Diagnostics

    • Jérôme Van Biervliet, Augustine Therapeutics

    • Luc Dochez, Montis

    • Sam Possemiers, MRM Health

    • Tim Knotnerus, AgomAb Therapeutics

    • Fiona du Monceau, ExeVir Bio

  • 17:35 - 18:00

    Plenary talk II

    Belgian life sciences: positioning from a European & Global perspective by Nathalie Van den Haute, KBC Securities

  • 18:00 - 18:10

    Closing remarks

    Jérôme Van Biervliet, Managing Director - VIB

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