TIM Go Global meeting May 9-11 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and Hasselt, BelgiumMay 24, 2017
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.