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Health Cluster Europe Symposium

Placed by Lissa van der Heijden for e-Ucare at 2014-04-23

Official invitation Health Cluster Europe Symposium

We would like to invite you to the first Health Cluster Europe Symposium on Friday June 6th in Maastricht (NL). The theme is “Including SMEs in European and cross-border projects: experiences, best-practices and results in the field of Health and Life Sciences”. The symposium will start with the experiences of cluster projects and a SME active in EU projects. This will be followed by a presentation of a representative of the INTERREG national contact point on SME inclusion and new structures of organisation in the transnational INTERREG programmes NWE and NSR. After the plenary session, discussions on the topic capitalisation of health innovations will take place in a world-café setting.


Venue: Hotel van der Valk Maastricht, Nijverheidsweg 35, 6227 AL Maastricht
Time: 09:00 – 14:00 hours


9:00    Registration and welcome coffee

9:20    Opening by Prof. Christoph Maria Ravesloot, moderator
           Welcome by the Province of Dutch-Limburg

9:30    Setting the scene: “e-Ucare” symposia and results of TTC / GCS
           Ralf P. Meyer, AGIT, (D)

9:40    Insights in working methods / tools of the TTC working group “Life sciences”
           Claire Bajou, ULg INTERFACE (B)

9:50    Cross-border cooperation: Experiences of an SME-based R&D consortium
           N. N. SmartBiolabs (NL)

10:05  Equal participation of SMEs in INTERREG programmes:
           Gé Huismans, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (NL)

10:20  Explanation and introduction of workshop method of innovation cafeteria
           Prof. Christoph Maria Ravesloot, moderator
           Serving of coffee and tea during the innovation cafeteria
           Four rounds of working on capitalization of SME-based innovations

12:20  Wrap-up by eye witnesses and sharing of data from workshop rounds

12:50  Outlook and further approach
           Marcel de Pender, Brainport Development (NL)

13:00  Networking and lunch in the innovation cafeteria

14:00  End of event


The symposium is free of charge and open to everyone. Register by clicking here.


Furthermore, the closing conference ‘towards TTC’ will take place the day before, on June 5th. An inspiring event for business, research institutions and all relevant stakeholders all over the cross-border area of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany: learn more about ongoing cross-border R&D-activities, get in contact with interesting cooperation partners across the borders and explore your strategic opportunities until 2020! Click here for more information.


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Maastricht on June 5 and 6!

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