OPINNO educational module Ghent: Get to know the life sciences industry and its various job opportunities

Are you studying life sciences and are you curious about what the life sciences industry has to offer? 
Then you should follow our OPINNO educational modules for students!

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.


This OPINNO module will tackle topics as:

  • What can a career in a life sciences company look like? Which assets are important as a scientist? Do you need a PhD?
  • Examples of different job descriptions in life sciences companies: managers talk about what they do on a daily basis and explain what their responsibilities are.


Registration is free of charge but registration is mandatory before 28 Feruary 2020


13:45 - 14:25


14:25 - 14:40


Dajo Smet | Programme Manager |

14:40 - 15:00


Stijn Boerjan | Researcher & Robin Geys | Team Lead – USP/DSP | Biotalys

15:00 - 15:20


Gilles Brackman | Vice President R&D | Flen Health

15:20 - 15:40

Clinical Development

Cedric Bogaert | Manager | MyNeo

15:40 - 16:00

Manufacturing (GMP & Quality)

Ines Verbaendert, Associate Manager & Fréderique Backaert, Business Developer | PI

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 16:50

Regulatory Affairs

Dietmar Hertsen | Patent attorney trainee | NLO

16:50 - 17:10

Business Development

Franky Van Herreweghe | Business Development Manager | Confo Therapeutics

17:10 - 17:30

Closing remarks

Dajo Smet | Programme Manager |

Event Details


Wednesday, March 4, 2020 (14:00 h - 18:00 h)


Campus Schoonmeersen
Gebouw C - auditorium C.1.155
Voskenslaan 270
9000 Gent


Free of charge but registration is mandatory before February 28th.


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




2020-03-04 14:00:00 2020-03-04 18:00:00 Europe/Brussels OPINNO educational module Ghent: Get to know the life sciences industry and its various job opportunities Campus SchoonmeersenGebouw C - auditorium C.1.155 Voskenslaan 2709000 Gent

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Sielke Brugge

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