OPINNO BioBizz Café Leuven offers students in life sciences (bachelor, master, PhD) the unique opportunity to meet representatives from life sciences companies during the OPINNO BioBizz Cafés. We are organising 6 Cafés in Ghent, Hasselt, Roeselare, Antwerp, Brussels and Leuven.

Format: round table discussions with representatives from life sciences companies in an informal set-up with free drinks and snacks.


This is a unique opportunity to discuss any questions you may have about career opportunities in the industry, entrepreneurship, etc.


Registration is free of charge for students but registration is mandatory before 1 May 2019.


What is OPINNO?

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 with life sciences entrepreneurs that share their industry experience with students. 



18:00 - 18:30


18:30 - 18:40

Welcome by

Pascale Engelen

18:40 - 21:00

Round table discussions with industry representatives, followed by informal networking with drinks and snacks

  • Benedikt Van Nieuwenhove | Managing Director, ECCRT
  • Geert Jannes, Manager | R&D New Product Development, Fujirebio
  • Zeger De Groote | Project Manager, CMAST
  • Tom Meeusen | Director Global Regulatory Affairs, UCB
  • Sarah Van Gompel | Brunel 
  • Kim De Wit | Brunel
  • Koen De Witte | Managing Director, reMYND

Event Details


Friday, May 17, 2019 (18:00 h - 21:00 h)




Free of charge but registration is mandatory.

FLANDERS.BIO MEMBER BENEFIT: If you are a member and you want to present your company at one of our OPINNO BioBizz Cafés: please feel free to contact us



2019-05-17 18:00:00 2019-05-17 21:00:00 Europe/Brussels OPINNO BioBizz Café Leuven TBD

More info?

For any further information about this event, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Communications Coordinator

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Sielke Brugge

Communications Coordinator

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