Healthy Ideas, Healthy Returns offers 4 times a year free lunch webinar, where experts in the field of legal, finance, business development share with us their insights on how to best prepare and develope your project. Our webinars are primarily focusing at existing Spin off teams or researchers who are considering to set up a business plan, but KTO-staff or any other people, connected to our member institutions or participating firms are welcome to join as well.
Links to the recorded versions are available upon request – for internal use only.

Resonating with investors - April 26 2022, 12.00 – 13.00

On Tuesday April 26, 12.00 – 13.00, Jeff Skinner, Executive Director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Private Capital (IEPC) at London Business School, will take us to the mind of an investor and thereby help us to best prepare our pitch-presentation.

Jeff sent us the following outline:

“Investment-hungry researchers can spend many hours on their pitch and still get it wrong. The problem is that they use their time to talk about the wrong things. The most common fault is time spent on the technology and market size – when the investor is wondering whether anybody really wants what you have created. This sends two messages – first that the researcher and investor are on different pages (not the best start to a relationship). Second that the researcher has stayed in his or her comfort zone (the laboratory) rather than engaging with potential users.

It turns out that investors are not that sophisticated. Of course they want an understanding of the technology and its potential. But they also want to know – and thus you to address (or at least, acknowledge) reasons why the venture might fail as a business and how you’re spending your time and energy to mitigate those risks. In this short session I want to shine a light on the way they think, using a specific example to develop a powerful framework for analysing venture risks and then using this as a lens to examine some of your own venture ideas.

By the end of the session you will, I hope, be in a far better position to structure your pitch in a way that intrigues investors sufficiently to continue the conversation.”

The webinar is open to all people, connected to our member-institutes and participating firms. You’re very welcome to forward this info to as many people within your organisation. Please send an email to claar-els@hihr.eu if you are interested in joining this webinar.

Patent filing and prosecution strategy; from spin-off/start-up to a large company - February 8 2022, 12.00 – 13.00

On Tuesday, 8 February, 12.00 – 13.00, we continued our free lunch webinar series by discussing the topic of Patent filing and prosecution strategy; from spin-off/start-up to a large company.

This edition focused on the different possible strategic choices when applying for a patent. The issue was addressed in the perspective of the importance of protection of the patent claims on the business development strategy, ranging from a spin off/start up to a large company. The topic was exemplified via specific practical IP cases.

The webinar was given by Nick Schopman from Arnold&Siedsma, a full service provider in the field of intellectual property. Nick has a background in Biotechnology and obtained his PhD in Immunology and Virology at the Amsterdam UMC.

A recorded version of the webinar is available for spin off teams, researchers and staff of HIHR-institutions. Other people, connected to our member institutions or participating firms are welcome to have a look as well. Please note that the webinars are for internal use only.
Please send an email to claar-els@hihr.eu to receive the link.

Regulatory affairs in MedTech - 30 September, 2021 - 12.00-13.00 and a seperate edition on Regulatory affairs in Diagnostics - 21 October, 2021 - 12.00-13.00

The 3rd and 4th free HIHR lunch webinar of 2021 was given by Qualix, a partner in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs.

The session on Regulatory affairs was split up into two separate sessions, as it was considered too short time to cover both topics properly in one single session:
Thursday 30 September from 12.00 – 13.00, focused on Regulatory affairs in Medtech.
Thursday October 21, 12.00 – 13.00 covered Regulatory affairs in Diagnostics.

This online session gave an introduction on:
– IVDR/MDR legislative framework
– Regulatory roadmap for new MedTech projects
– Challenges to consider when bringing a medical device to the market
and was followed by a Q&A session.

The webinar was given by Pascale Van Hoydonck – senior consultant (long track record as EMEA Regulatory affairs director in MedTech industry) and/or Ruth Beckers – founder/senior consultant (long track record as quality and regulatory affairs consultant for MedTech industry) from Qualix.

A recorded version of the webinar is available for spin off teams, researchers and staff of HIHR-institutions. Other people, connected to our member institutions or participating firms are welcome to have a look as well.
Please note that the webinars are for internal use only.
Please send an email to claar-els@hihr.eu to receive the link.

How to boost the chances of your project success from day one (and secure the investors' money too) - 20 April 2021, by INKEF Capital

A recorded version of the webinar is available for spin off teams and staff of HIHR-institutions for internal use only.
Please send an email to claar-els@hihr.eu to receive the link.

The webinar, hosted by INKEF Capital, an early stage VC in technology and healthcare, provides an inside look into the venture capital decision making process and its key drivers. The speakers Ivan Burkov and Simone Botti bring up a few real-life cases that exemplify the concept of “investability” and showcase how one can approach potential project planning to maximize its chances of securing funding.

The program consists of a presentation of 45 minutes on the following topics:
– intro on Inkef
– three important things to take into account when starting a biotech
– the VC world
– what do investors look for and how to maximize your fundraising chance
followed by 15 to 20 minutes Q&A.

IP Due diligence in Spin off creation - February 9 2021

LC Patents - Arnold & Siedsma

A recorded version of the webinar is available for spin-off teams and staff of HIHR-institutions for internal use only.
Please send an email to claar-els@hihr.eu to receive the link.

Scope of the webinar is how to prepare an IP Due Diligence; pitfalls and take home messages, plus the merit of having this in place to strengthen your file for investors.

Three short modules of 15 minutes each will deal with:
1. Data Rooms and what it takes to manage this.
    When do you start building the data room? What requirements must it meet? How does an IP due diligence work?
2. DD on patents / FTO (Freedom to Operate)
    What ways are there to perform an FTO? Why is this so important? What requirements must the FTO meet?
3. DD on IP Contracts.
    What should you pay attention to? What are the pitfalls and what conditions do you have to meet?

The webinar was hosted by Arnold & Siedsma / LC Patents, a full service provider in the field of intellectual property. And the presentation was given by Nick Schopman and Michiel Rijsdijk, partner and attorney-at-law at Arnold & Siedsma / LC Patents. Nick is a European and Dutch patent attorney and has a background in Biotechnology and obtained his PhD in Immunology and Virology at the Amsterdam Medical Centre. 

We warmly welcome you to join us at one of our webinars!

Participating academic institutions in the Benelux

Brightlands
Radboud umc
Wageningen University & Research

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