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Investors & industry partners

To secure our informal and focused atmosphere HIHR is an invitation-only based platform. We warmly welcome VCs, corporates and venture builders to participate and support our platform. If you would like to join us we would be happy to schedule an introduction call.

We highly recommend you to join our Quickfire sessions, a unique opportunity to get acquainted with reseachers at a very early stage in an informal and intimate setting. You can express your interest at the registration form. Your input to help these initiatives further shape their ideas is hugely valued.

After registration you will receive the syllabus with summaries of all spin off initiatives (pitch- and QF-sessions) and Outlook invites with MS Teams links of the respective Quickfire sessions, following the indication of your choice.

Strengthening academic ventures in the Benelux

Together with all stakeholders we can improve the academic venture building landscape in the Benelux and support new spin-off teams in their challenging journeys. We highly appreciate your support both financially and in kind in the direct exchange with young spin-off teams.

By contributing to the HIHR platform you will:

  • on the one hand get easy access to plans of new spin-off initiatives that fit your investment portfolio and meet the teams behind them from all Public Research Organisations in the Benelux in one go;
  • on the other hand strengthen the HIHR spin-off-VC platform by providing input to young teams that are eager to learn from your expertise, by helping them taking their first steps, while lowering the threshold to discover the world of entrepreneurship;
  • and support Healthcare innovators in the Benelux.

Since 2016, over 200 projects have presented themselves at HIHR

Early Birds and Sponsoring

Our events are not possible without the support of all our stakeholders. As private initiative we don’t receive structural public funding. The financial and in-kind contribution of our sponsors, supporters and many volunteers enable us to operate as independent, neutral and not-for-profit initiative.

By financially supporting our initiative you enable us to do the scouting and selection for you of all Benelux academic research institutions, connect you to very early stage projects (Quickfire sessions) and offer you  high quality and well-prepared pitch presentations.
Your inkind support is very welcome to help researchers taking their first steps, lowering the threshold for them to discover the world of entrepreneurship.
Together we build and strengthen the pool of new innovations in the Human Health in the Benelux!

We highly value your contribution and have the following options available:

  • Early Bird package of HIHR on a yearly base
  • Supporter Plus with extra exposure and active support of our venture teams
  • Sponsor of HIHR with extended options for exposure as supporter of the Benelux academic venture ecosystem

Check here our Early Bird, Supporter Plus and Investor Sponsoring package. 

 If you are interested in joining, you’re kindly requested to send us an email. You’ll then receive an invite for our next HIHR-edition, including a link to the online investor-registration form.

Collaborating with HIHR as event partner was definitely a succes for our science park. The high quality pitches and inspirational presentations, as well as the good mechanism of interactions are of great value to extend our network. A unique opportunity to inform spin-offs of our supporting services.


Joining as VC, fund or company

HIHR remains an invitation-only based platform, to secure the informal and focused atmosphere. That being said, we warmly welcome VCs, corporates and venture builders to join us and support our platform.

Golden Partner

Silver Partner

Other participating funds and corporates

Many leading funds and venture developers are participating in our events. Found out here the list of all investors and industry partners that have joined our pitch sessions.