This competition is open to everyone – student, entrepreneur, startup – as long as the project is feasible and in the brain innovation area. This is a unique opportunity to provide outstanding visibility to your project.
A jury consisting of representatives from European Brain Council (EBC), beLean.net and external brain experts will select the most innovative project.
Due to the variety of stakeholders attending the event (policymakers, investors/funders, clinicians, researchers, industry representatives, patients and more), the winner of the pitching competition will be exposed to an exciting, wide range of opportunities.
All selected participants will have to pitch their project in 180 seconds to our physical and virtual audience. Better get yourself ready!
The winner will be rewarded by receiving a 360-degree scan of his or her business by all jury members and beLean.net, the reference accelerator in the field of biotechnology and medical technologies in Wallonia, Belgium.
Each participant is invited to send a video of maximum 2 minutes. In this video, you present your company's Business Model as well as the project/innovation you have developed. Do not use video editing, just a simple video presentation in front of the camera!
Fabio Blandini is currently Scientific Director of the IRCCS Mondino Foundation, National Institute of Neurology and full professor of pharmacology within the Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Pavia.
Tom Braekeleirs runs the BlueHealth Innovation Center, a not-for-profit in a public-private partnership that sets out to support the healthcare ecosystem make the digital transformation.
Kyun Thibaut is the Founder & Managing Director of COVARTIM, a Belgian engineering company 100% focused on Medical Devices.
Stan Verlinden works in the Life Sciences & Healthcare team of Kempen & Co, a European investment bank, advising primarily life sciences companies on equity capital markets transactions, M&A and private fundraises.
Prof. Mark Ferguson is Director General of Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland.
Dr. Benedikt Luhmann is principal of VI Partners and co-founder & member of the executive board of Angels4Health.
Ilse Vanhulle is an investor & coach of high-potential HeathTech startups through the imec.istart accelerator program.