TIM Go Global meeting May 9-11 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and Hasselt, Belgium

Participants from TIM member clusters:

Sherbrooke Innopole – Josée Fortin and Bernat Riera

Life Science Hub Wales – Grahame Guilford

Happy Aging – Ingrid Lieten and Laura Visconti

Medicon Village and TIM secretariat – Ursula Hultkvist Bengtsson

The excellent programme was arranged by Laura Visconti, Happy Aging – Life Tech Valley. Many opportunities for collaboration and sharing best practice were found. We also found an impressive infrastructure for life science and people being passionate about what they are doing.

9th May: Participating in the international conference BioMedica in Eindhoven. We had walking round tours at the Technical University of Eindhoven with the topics of robotics, tissue engineering and industrial design. Key note presentation on “Evidence based to intelligence based medicine” by Prof Dr Philippe Coucke, CHU of Liège, BE.

10th May: In the morning we travelled to Limburg, in Flanders, Belgium to visit key organisations of Happy Aging – Life Tech Valley:

Corda Incubator, Limburg Startup, Fibricheck and Cubigo.

In the afternoon we travelled to:

Genk to visit the Mobile Health Unit at Hospital Genk.

Diepenbeek to visit BioVille incubator, Biomedical Research Institute, and Adlon (rehab and sports training)

11th May: Strategic meeting with TIM members at BioVille to agree on the strategy for 2017-18 including decisions on budget and a new “multi layer model” for the TIM partner/member/network structure.

Exterior of Technical University of Eindhoven
Exterior of Technical University of Eindhoven
Interior of Technical University of Eindhoven
Interior of Technical University of Eindhoven
Some TIM members outside the University on a sunny evening
Some TIM members outside the University on a sunny evening
Josée Fortin and Bernat Riera from Sherbrooke Innopole listening to a presentation at the Corda Incubator from Laura de Bock, Cubigo
Josée Fortin and Bernat Riera from Sherbrooke Innopole listening to a presentation at the Corda Incubator from Laura de Bock, Cubigo
Exterior of the Corda Site
Exterior of the Corda Site
East-Limburg Hospital
East-Limburg Hospital
Outside Bio-Ville
Outside Bio-Ville
Josée Fortin, Ingrid Lieten, Niels Hellings, Director Biomedical Research Institute, Laura Visconti, Bernat Riera, Grahame Guilford, Ursula Hultkvist Bengtsson and Piet Stinissen, Managing Director Happy Aging, outside Bio-Ville
Josée Fortin, Ingrid Lieten, Niels Hellings, Director Biomedical Research Institute, Laura Visconti, Bernat Riera, Grahame Guilford, Ursula Hultkvist Bengtsson and Piet Stinissen, Managing Director Happy Aging, outside Bio-Ville