Scale up! It’s time to grow for biotech companies!

Yes, Life sciences and biotech companies are at the top in Belgium.
Yes, they are innovative and they find capital and investors.
But it does not come from a magic wand !

What are the challenges biotech companies face in their scale-up process?


Find it out at our event “Scale up! It’s time to grow for biotech companies”.


Provisional agenda :

• Introduction 
- Tineke Van hooland (AbbVie), Chairwoman of 

• DARE: be ambitious, take risks 
- John Tchelingerian, CEO Promethera BioSciences

 FINANCE: importance of an industrial board and -investors 
- Jean Stéphenne, Chairman or Board Member of different life sciences companies (Bone Therapeutics, OncoDNA, BePharBel…)
- Christina Takke, co-founder and Managing Director at 

• WORK: good teams are key 
Annelies Missotten , Vice President HR, Galapagos
- Pauline Rambaud, Senior Consultant, GenSearch 

• Conclusion: lessons learned by success or failure
- Koen Segers, Director Healthcare Practice Deloitte 

Each presentation will be followed by a debate led by F. Druck, Secretary General at and commented by Prof. B. Surlemont (HEC Liège)


Context to these three topics 
The scale-up phase is a challenging time for Biotech and Life Sciences spin-offs and start-ups. On their ways to become a company as such, they already passed different crash-tests successfully in their early development phase such as technology assessment with key partners, effectiveness of the business model, growing sales, confidence of investors, etc. It is now time to grow and to create economic and social added values.


Event Details


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (15:00 h - 19:00 h)


Rue Ravenstein 4
1000 Brussels


2018-10-23 15:00:00 2018-10-23 19:00:00 Europe/Brussels Scale up! It’s time to grow for biotech companies! FEB - VBORue Ravenstein 41000 Brussels <p><br />essenscia</p>

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Lissa Van Hecke

Event Coordinator

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