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Jun 20, 2019



Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus BV


Brightlands is an open innovation community of more than 20.000 entrepreneurs, scientists and students spread over the province of Limburg, The Netherlands. The focus is on global challenges in health, sustainability, nutrition and digitization, and the cross overs in these areas, such as digital health and wearables.

Brightlands organizes, in the framework of the Hyperegio project BusyBee, the Digital Health and Wearables Event.

This unique event connects academia, entrepreneurs and investors in the Meuse–Rhine Euroregion working in digital health and wearables. The goal is to foster networking and matchmaking, as well as to inspire researchers who are looking to translate their academic interest into business ventures.

The main event comprises a startup investment session, in which selected startups from the Meuse–Rhine Euroregion will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an investor panel specialized in digital health and wearables. Matchmaking between startups and knowledge institutions will be facilitated. In the second part of the program, a panel will discuss the journey to academic entrepreneurship, opportunities and challenges, including scientists’ personal experiences and investors’ point of view.

Before the main event, in a so-called preparation day, the selected startups are invited to participate in a coaching session. A workshop on storytelling for academic entrepreneurship will close the preparation day.


June 20th:  Main Event

13.00 – 13.30:   Welcome
13.30 – 15.30:   Startup investment sessions
15.30 – 16.00:   Coffee & networking/matchmaking
16.00 – 16.30:   Panel session: the journey of academic entrepreneurship
16.30 – 17.00:   Drinks, bits & bites, networking

June 6th:  Preparation Day

13.30 – 15.30:   Pitch coaching session
15.30 – 16.00:   Coffee & networking
16.00 – 17.00:   Workshop: storytelling for academic entrepreneurship

Important dates

20th May 2019:  Deadline to apply for pitching
27th May 2019:  Selected startups will be notified
6th June 2019:   Preparation day
20th June 2019: Digital Health & Wearables event


Registration via: https://www.brightlands.com/BBDigitalHealthDay


For more information, please contact Adriana Berlanga, Knowledge Transfer Office (adriana.berlanga@maastrichtuniversity.nl)