Wednesday, May 18th 2022 (17:30 - 19:00)


Familie van Rysselberghedreef 2, 9000 Gent, België


€140.00 for non-members

€85.00 for members



Organised by & VIB



In 2022 and its strategic partner VIB are organising already the 8th consecutive edition of their 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.

17h00 - doors
17h30 - start programme
19h00 - networking reception



  • Welcome - Dirk Reyn, Chairman of the Board,

  • Health check unlisted companies - Kenneth Wils, Head of Life Sciences & Care, PMV

  • Presentation Legend Biotech - Birk Vanderweeën, CEO, Legend Biotech Belgium

  • Young company pitches

    1. Karine Clauwaert, CEO, Abscint

    2. Tom Bosschaerts, Co-Founder, Immunewatch

    3. Elien Van Hecke, Founder & CCO, Fertiga

  • Solvay: ‘Advanced Master in Biotech & MedTech Ventures’ - Marc Dechamps, Academic Director, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

  • Presentation ‘biotope by VIB’ - Tony Montoye, biotope Manager, VIB

  • Positioning listed companies - Nathalie van Den Haute, Executive Director Corporate Finance, KBC Securities

  • Closing words - Jérôme Van Biervliet, Managing Director, VIB