SMB-meeting; Patient-driven innovation

Date: April 20, 2023
Registration: 15:30
Program: 16:00-17:00 hrs (+ networking, drinks & bites)
Location: Noviotech Campus Nijmegen, building M, Meet&Greet area

Healthcare is a peoples business. Keeping the patient not just in the center of the attention of innovation but also as a co-driver in your development process of is of paramount importance. But still, all too often businesses forget to involve patients in the core of their innovations and pay for this mistake in the end.

Our SMB meeting of April 20 focuses on some best practices on how to involve patients.

First speaker is Erik Verkaar from Zorgbelang, an organisation helping others to involve patients in their processes. He will inform us not just how to deal with empowered patients but also patients with low health and literacy capabilities. Our second speaker, Cees Smit, is associated to Enzyre. Enzyre develops near patient diagnostics for blood coagulation. Chris will talk about the importance of developing from the perspective of how the patient will use the technology in real live.

We will conclude the event with networking, drinks & bites.

Live event
This event will be organized in a live setting at Noviotech Campus in Nijmegen (building M, Mee&Greet area). A few days before the event we will send an email with practical information on directions/parking (sender = You might have to check your spam box.

Good to know
Presentations are in English & the entrance is free (registration upfront is needed though). We welcome new guests, so please feel free to pass on this invitation to relevant people in your network!

We look forward to meet you!

The monthly meetings Science Meets Business aim to connect people and exchange knowledge in the world of science and business.

Visit Business Metropole Ruhr to Nijmegen

On 29th of March Business Metropole Ruhr brought a visit to the Nijmegen health ecosystem.

Business Metropole Ruhr is a metropole region of over 5 million people with many healthcare companies, hospitals and other care activities. As such the area is an interesting area to expand internationally due to the close proximity to Nijmegen and the high population density.

During the visit an overview was given on the activities in Nijmegen by Jan van Dellen (director Economic Board), John van Sambeek (Civic Entrepreneur Economic Board), Martijn Kriens (program manager Briskr) and Bert Krikke (director Noviotech Campus). The visit will lead to further activities to support mutual business on both sides of the border.

As a first step Business Metropole Ruhr will give a workshop on doing business in Germany and Briskr will give a workshop in Germany on how to approach the Dutch healthcare market.

Interested in internationalisation to Germany, contact