In this 5-day master class, you will learn the tools to start up a biomedical company. You will experience the process of entrepreneurship: from idea generation, business plan writing to understanding the essential challenges of launching a company. You will learn from biomedical entrepreneurs about the challenges of starting and financing a new company. You will analyze your relation to the other players and stakeholders in the health care system such as universities, venture capitalists (VC), hospitals, patients and the life sciences industry.
It is a hands-on master class where you will learn how to apply entrepreneurial tools in a real-life setting of your own business case. During the week you will actually take the entrepreneurial steps to execute the business idea into a business plan.
Each day of the program, you will be introduced to a specific entrepreneurial tool needed to start up a company; for instance how to write a business plan, how to conduct an early-technology assessment and what is a business model and how it is relevant to you.
After this introduction to the theme, you will practice in an interactive way (in groups) how to design a business plan, assess the viability of proposed new biomedical ventures and develop a business model with your own innovative idea.
During the final session we focus on how to effectively convince and communicate your business case. You will learn the art of pitching an innovation business case to a VC audience. All participants pitch their business plan case to an innovation jury who will provide finale advice.
Coordination and organization
This master class is coordinated by MIRA, the Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine of the University of Twente and the University Medical Center Groningen.
The master class is organized in close collaboration with the post-graduate educational program in Regenerative Medicine. More information can be found on the website, under Module 6 Entrepreneurs in Regenerative Medicine.
Registration: Go to www.RegenerativeMedicine.nl and click on registration.
Deadline: 19 September 2012
Participants: Max. 30 people (academia and industry)
Website: More information about the program, locations, registration conditions and costs is available at www.RegenerativeMedicine.nl, under Module 6.
EVAR (EndoVascular Aneurysm Repair) procedures have become increasingly important in the treatment of aneurisms in the arterial system. The results of this treatment are very well and the and the intervention is less harmful for the patient.
Why this course? Due to technological developments the number of possibilities for endovascular treatments rises. In the mean while the treatment is getting more complex. Knowledge of the latest technology and the skills required for a thorough analysis and interpretation of the diagnostic images with advanced image analysis software is crucial for obtaining an optimal result.
Endovascular Sizing is to obtain insight and understanding of the most important aspects of the preparatory measurements for an endovascular aneurism repair.
The training is performed in small groups (max 10 persons) and is very interactive.
This course is dedicated to medical specialists and residents in vascular surgery and interventional radiology. The course forms a perfect preparation for the CASH-3-Vascular module for 5th and 6th year residents in vascular surgery.
The course is organized by the Experimental Centre of Technical Medicine of the University of Twente in collaboration with the Van Hoytema Foundation.
Upcoming course data
Registration and information
More information can be found at the website of the ECTM http://www.utwente.nl/tg/postgraduate
Registration is possible via http://www.hoytemastichting.nl/cursusaanbod/VTG1206.doc/aanmeldformulier.shtml