Innoboot 2020: Precision healthcare recordings

On October 27, 2020 we organized our annual Innoboot seminar. Goal of this yearly seminar is to connect research and education done at Radboud University, Radboudumc and HAN with innovative companies with a programme mixed for science as well as business. The theme for this year was Precision health care.

The explosion of digital data and intelligent algorithms leads to a new approach to healthcare in many disciplines. It helps us better identify the relation between DNA and diseases, it helps us identify what medication might help one person but harms another. It helps us find better medications in a shorter time through better predictions of succes rates. However, it also leads to new risks: algorithms that get feedback based on their own prediction, strengthening biases. Deep learning is based on correlations: so how do we keep understanding why a conclusion is valid, and how important is the ‘why’ if you have enough data.

Jos Oomens from Radboud University FELIX Lab talked about the use of the Felix electron laser. Much of Artificial intelligence starts with data. The Felix laser makes it possible to measure the exact structures of molecules and thereby enhancing information in diagnostics and therapeutics. We then proceeded with three parallel tracks of workshops:

    1. One around precision oncology where Sophie Dusoswa from Roche talked about how data on DNA and advanced analytics helps us better target medications based on individual patient profiles.
    2. One workshop by Sharon Kolk and Tjitske Kleefstra from Donders Institute who talked about the use of big DNA data in relation to rare genetic syndromes and the potential here for personalised healthcare.
    3. And one workshop by Wilma Göttgens from Radboudumc who dealt with ethical questions that arise based on the use of these new algorithms and big data. Shouldn’t this be a default design element in personalised healthcare from the start of the research on?

After the workshops we saw two pitches of startup companies in the forefront of using big data and smart algorithms to make healthcare more precise: Predica and Orikami. And the last part of the program was the final keynote by Paul Iske. As chairman of the Personalised Healthcare Alliance he made a call to action to work together from different disciplines to make personalised healthcare a reality benefitting for us all.

A seminar like this is a challenge in times of corona but we look back on an interesting afternoon! We would especially like to thank all the speakers and we hope to meet in real life as soon as possible!

Click here for the recordings of the presentations and pitches

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Innoboot; Precision health care (digital event)

Date: Tuesday October 27, 2020
Time: 13:00 – 17:00
Location: Online

New technologies allow us to to combine highly automated processes with precise customisation. Due to the personal nature of healthcare this leads to huge changes and potential benefits. Through AI we are able to determine much more precise interesting new drugs, to treat people with personalised medication and to create intereventions in a personal way ánd on scale. In this seminar we will show the current edge of precision health care but also talk about the ethical and societal boundaries.

You are cordially invited to join us on Tuesday 27 October 2020 for the 7th edition of InnoBoot. This year InnoBoot will be all about ‘precision health care’ with keynotes by Jos Oomen and Paul Iske, 3 thematic sessions and 2 startup pitches. You can click on the bold items above for the abstracts of the presentations.

This event is sponsored by Johnson&Johnson Innovation

Presentations are in English and the entrance is free. We welcome new guests, so please feel free to pass on this invitation to relevant people in your network!

We look forward to (e)-meet you!

Team InnoBoot

BRISKR | Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen | Novio Tech Campus | Radboud Universiteit | SMB

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

Recording of Molecule to Business event: How Covid-19 boosts innovation and new business

Yesterday (September 24th) we organised our annual ‘From Molecule to Business’- event with our partners Briskr, Health Valley and Pivot Park. It was a hybrid event (both online and offline). The theme was: How Covid-19 boosts innovation and new business. Prof. Netea informed us on the research with regards to the positive effect of existing BCG vaccination on the immunity for new viruses. And we shared inspiring examples on new (Covid-19) projects that have been initiated in the Oss-Nijmegen region. We finished off with an expert panel discussion. All companies showed great resilience and flexibility to reinvent their business and most speakers praised the work from the teams involved.


Prof.dr. Mihai Netea, Radboudumc experimental internal medicine

Thomas Kerbusch, Chief Growth Officer Certara

Christian van Munster, Founder and Director HCM-Medical

Nienke Oldenburg, Marketing InProcess LSP

Bernd van Buuren, Owner and CEO Protinhi Therapeutics

Anja Garritsen, Founder and CEO Innatoss

To (re)view the recording of the meeting, on YouTube please click on the picture below:


How Covid-19 Pandemic boosts innovation and new business (From Molecule to Business event)

Date: Thursday September 24, 2020
Time: 14:00-16:30 hrs + drinks
Location: Novio Tech Campus Nijmegen and Online

The recent Covid-pandemic results in many new initiatives in the Life Sciences & Health sector, it boosts collaboration in the public-private domain and in open innovation. These opportunities might lead to important new possibilities for cure, care and prevention. Not only for Covid-19 but also for other infectious diseases.

Feel free to join our annual From Molecule to Business event. During this year’s event we want to share inspiring examples on new (Covid-19) projects that have been initiated in the Oss-Nijmegen region, and to discuss the learnings from these in an expert panel discussion.

Confirmed names are: Mihai Netea (Radboudumc), Bernd van Buuren (Prothini), Thomas Kerbusch (Certara), Anja Garritsen (InnatOss), Nienke Oldenburg (InProcess-LSP) and Christian van Munster (HCM Medical).

We will organize a hybrid event (both online and onsite), If you prefer an online session, please register via the button below. 

13:30:   Registration
14:00:   Start meeting
16:30:   Networking, drinks & bites

Presentations are in English and the entrance is free. We welcome new guests, so please feel free to pass on this invitation to relevant people in your network!

We look forward to (e-)meet you!
Teams Briskr, Health Valley, Pivot Park & SMB

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

Talent Accelerator Programme for BioBusiness

September 2020 – February 2021
Talent Accelerator Programme for BioBusiness (TAP BioBusiness) is a training & mentoring programme of eight months in which junior BioBusiness professionals can learn in a group of peers from experienced executives, experts and each other by means of inspiring experience stories, training, coaching and consultative sessions. The aim is to accelerate the learning curve of these young professionals and thereby enhance the growth and supply of BioBusiness leaders for the Dutch and Belgian Life Sciences & Health sector.

In’to Summer School: online language and communication courses

Do you want to boost your language or communication skills this summer? Then sign up for one of the online courses of Radboud in’to Languages!

In’to has put together an attractive and varied online programme for the summer. You can choose from intensive courses in 10 languages (including Arabic, Italian and Spanish), one-day boost camps in English  or communication courses (including tim management and speed reading).

What to expect?
The courses take place in the Virtual Classroom. With every course you will receive:

– personal attention from your teacher
– group lessons on fixed days and times
– interaction with your teacher and fellow students
– interactive forms of work, collaboration in small groups and online assignments
– homework and teaching materials in the online learning environment
– slides or whiteboard of the lesson

Are you interested?
Then sign up quickly as the number of places is limited. This is to guarantee that everyone gets the maximum attention and sufficient online interaction is possible.

Take a look at the full summer programme and sign up now!

SMART-regeling COVID-19 voor ondernemers

De belangrijkste informatie op een rij

De COVID-19 crisis raakt ondernemers hard. De toekomst is onzeker, het einde nog niet in zicht. Maar een crisis biedt ook kansen. Er ontstaan (uit nood) nieuwe mogelijkheden voor organisatieverandering. Ook is er tijd om te investeren in her-, bij- en omscholing. Tijd om te investeren, maar geen geld. Daar doet provincie Gelderland iets aan met de SMART-regeling COVID-19.

Op deze pagina lees je de belangrijkste informatie, en kun je een inschatting maken of deze subsidieregeling jou kan helpen. Heb je nog vragen? Kijk dan eens bij de veelgestelde vragen of neem contact met ons op. Wil je een aanvraag indienen, ga dan naar het subsidieportaal.


Om MKB-ondernemers en scholen de ruimte te geven om -juist nu- te investeren in medewerkers en het upgraden van de werkorganisatie. Met andere woorden: helpen om de crisis en de periode van gedwongen thuiszitten om te buigen naar een positieve ontwikkeling voor de toekomst van de Gelderse bedrijven. Dat heeft twee voordelen: sneller herstel van je verdienmogelijkheden als bedrijf, en het beperken van de gevolgen van de crisis voor medewerkers. Want deze crisis gaat voorbij, en om onze economie te herstellen hebben we alle kennis en talent die we samen bezitten nodig.

Voor wie

Gelderse MKB-ondernemers met 5 tot 250 medewerkers en scholen. Let op: het gaat om individuele bedrijven of scholen. Er kan geen aanvraag worden gedaan door een samenwerkingsverband.


Een MKB-ondernemer of school kan 24.999 euro subsidie krijgen om aan de slag te gaan met een SMART-aanvalsplan, om de gevolgen van de COVID-19 crisis te beperken. Het aanvalsplan moet leiden tot herstel van de vraaguitval en herstel (beperking) van de negatieve gevolgen van de crisis voor de medewerkers.


Met de SMART-regeling COVID-19 geeft Provincie Gelderland MKB-ondernemers en scholen subsidie om aan de slag te gaan met een SMART-aanvalsplan. Zo komen we sterker uit de crisis. Dit plan moet gericht zijn op:

  • Sociale innovatie: het aanpassen van de werkorganisatie en het benutten van vaardigheden gericht op de vitaliteit, productiviteit en ontplooiing van medewerkers
  • Medewerkersgerichte opleidingen: investeren in de ontwikkeling van de (vak-)vaardigheden van medewerkers op de werkvloer
  • Anders en slimmer (digitaal) werken en leren: mogelijkheden creëren om anders te werken en/of leren zodat vaardigheden worden benut en talenten worden ontplooid
  • Revitalisering van de vraag naar producten of diensten: herstel en/of het creëren van nieuwe vraag naar producten of diensten
  • Tegengaan van de negatieve impact van de crisis op medewerkers: herstel van vitaliteit, productiviteit en ontwikkelmogelijkheden van medewerkers

De SMART-regeling COVID-19 maakt het mogelijk om te investeren in:

  • Inschakelen van expertise om businessmodellen te vernieuwen of nieuwe vormen van acquisitie mogelijk te maken
  • Inkopen van opleidingen of coaching op vaardigheden
  • Inschakelen van expertise om collegiale in- en uitleen van medewerkers of het creëren van expertpools mogelijk te maken
  • Inschakelen van expertise om te leren anders en slimmer (digitaal) te werken en leren
  • Inschakelen van expertise om blijvend te investeren in de vitaliteit, productiviteit en ontplooiing van medewerkers


De regeling is open vanaf 25 mei 2020. Er is ruimte voor zo’n 60 aanvragen. Aanvragen worden behandeld op volgorde van indiening en sluit wanneer het maximale aantal aanvragen is bereikt.

Lifeport Webinar TV 13 mei: meld u nu aan!

Aanstaande woensdag 13 mei nemen boardlid Jan Van Dellen en The Economic Board-directeur Sigrid Helbig om 10.30 uur plaats op de bank bij Lifeport WebinarTV. Bent u er ook bij? Zij gaan samen met Angelique Krüger in gesprek over de versoepeling van de maatregelen, de anderhalvemetereconomie, het effect van de coronacrisis op regionale ondernemers, de rol van The Economic Board en meer. Ook u kunt deelnemen aan het gesprek via de interactieve chat. 

Corona: via The Economic Board altijd up-to-date

Het is inmiddels duidelijk dat het corona-virus een grote impact op de economie gaat hebben. De eerste maatregelen, subsidies en steunpunten voor ondernemers zijn al in het leven geroepen en dit zullen er in de komende weken alleen maar meer worden.

Dit kan tegelijkertijd ontzettend verwarrend voor ondernemers werken, want wie gaat nu waarmee helpen? Om alle ondernemers uit de regio Arnhem – Nijmegen – Ede/Wageningen op overzichtelijke wijze te laten zien waar zij terecht kunnen voor meer informatie, vragen en steun heeft The Economic Board een overzichtsartikel op haar website geplaatst. Klik hier voor dit artikel. Dit artikel wordt constant geüpdatet en van nieuwe informatie voorzien, gebaseerd op actuele informatie.

Science Meets Business; Digital Health

Our Healthcare costs are growing rapidly. Not only due to our ageing society, but also because we have more and more possibilities to heal and care. To keep the system affordable more innovation is needed. Focus on Digital health is therefore an important strategy for the Nijmegen region and one of the 5 economic focus points of the Municipality of Nijmegen.

Think of artificial intelligence, eHealth, remote care, sensoring and many other digital solutions. In this meeting prof. Judith Prins and Tom van den Belt from Radboudumc explained why this topic is important for the region. They showed some of the research that has been done in eHealth. Furthermore, an entrepreneur who is currently succesfully implementing Digital Health solutions on a larger scale, has told about his experiences.

Like previous years, we finished off the February meeting with a number of short pitches by student companies from Radboud University panorama Science track.

Click here for the presentations.

Science Meets Business; Digital Health