OPINNO educational module Leuven: 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 13 March 2020


13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:05


Dajo Smet | Programme Manager |

14:05 - 14:25

R&D (Life Sciences Project Management)

Manuela Rinaldi | Project manager Life sciences | Modis

14:25 - 14:45

R&D (Agrobiotech)

Karel Van De Velde | Plant Scientist | BASF

14:45 - 15:05

Clinical Development

Steffie Corthout | CRA | IQVIA

15:05 - 15:25

Coffee Break

15:25 - 15:45

Manufacturing (GMP & Quality)

Jolien Beyers | QA Manager | Select HR

15:45 - 16:05

Regulatory Affairs

Sarah Thysen | European Patent Attorney | De Clercq&partners

16:05 - 16:25

Business Development

Liesbeth van Oeffelen | Entrepreneur in Bioinformatics and Device Engineering | BioSensource

16:25 - 17:00

Closing Remarks

Dajo Smet | Programme Manager |

Event Details


Thursday, March 19, 2020 (13:00 h - 17:00 h)


Aula Arenberg Kasteel
Kasteelpark Arenberg 1
3001 Heverlee.


Free of charge but registration is mandatory before March 13th.


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




2020-03-19 13:00:00 2020-03-19 17:00:00 Europe/Brussels OPINNO educational module Leuven: Get to know the life sciences industry and its various job opportunities Aula Arenberg KasteelKasteelpark Arenberg 13001 Heverlee.

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Sielke Brugge

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