Getting your fundamentals right to ensure fast growth

There is a need for well-equipped entrepreneurs because the Life Science and Health sector is confronted with a structural shortage of entrepreneurial experts. As a result, many start-ups in the field are having difficulty outgrowing the startup phase to become gazelles.

GROWTH is an innovative educational project for entrepreneurs which focuses on the development of knowledge and skills for growth. It offers:

  • Interactive action-oriented teaching and learning about entrepreneurial growth to entrepreneurs.
    The teaching will consist of four educational building blocks combining online and face-to-face learning: online modules (SPOCs), entrepreneurial labs, simulation games and mix & match events. 
  • An entrepreneurial mind-set and skills for entrepreneurs in the field of Life Science and Health, by cooperating with enterprises and offering practical application of skills.
  • A network to exchange knowledge between higher education, enterprises and government. In the longer term, the aim is to integrate the learning results in entrepreneurial education in other sectors.


Entrepreneurial Lab Day 1

8:30 - 9:00 Doors open

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome by local hosts
Pascale Engelen (
Elisabeth Stes (VIB)

9:15 - 10:15 Financial strategy
Rik Audenaert, CFO VIB

10:15 - 11:00 The stakeholders of the Healthcare Ecosystem
Dirk Reyn, Managing partner at investmentgroup BioQube Ventures

11:00 - 12:30 Regulatory strategy
Leni Vandekerckhove, R&D Manager at 2 Bridge

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 Clinical development strategy 
Rupert Dixon, Senior Director, Strategic Drug Development, IQVIA

15:00 - 16:30 IP strategy
Ann De Clercq, Founding Partner De Clercq & Partners

16:30 Closing

Entrepreneurial Lab Day 2

Networking event, Ghent

Event Details


Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - Thursday, May 9, 2019


Day 1: Bioscape (Life Science Incubator)
Industriepark-Zwijnaarde 7C, 9052 Ghent, Belgium

Day 2: Ghent





VIB & 


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

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Micheline De Mey

Programme Manager

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