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To stimulate your entrepreneurial mind-set and to get you in contact with entrepreneurs the Doctoral Schools for Medicine & Life Sciences of the 5 Flemish universities will organize the symposium ‘The scientist as entrepreneur ’. 

Nine entrepreneurs with a scientific background will describe their way from scientist to business (wo)man. 
They will describe their career path, which good and bad decisions they have made, how it is to found a company (or several) and to be an entrepreneur.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Luk Cox - Somersault18:24
  • Deborah Dumont - Bioqube Ventures
  • Lars Grieten – Fibricheck
  • Bart Laenen -  LC patents
  • Wilfried Langenaeker - Silicos NV
  • Kristof Mertens - Porphyrio
  • Kris Motmans - Laboratoria Smeets and MonaCell
  • Astrid Nörenberg - upcyte technologies GmbH
  • Wim Van Hecke -  Icometrix

 The programme is available here


  • September 11, 2017, start at 10 am


  • Hasselt University, Campus Hasselt, auditorium Louis Roppe, Martelarenlaan 42, 3500 Hasselt
  • More information about how to reach the campus is available here


  • Registration is for free but obligatory.
  • UHasselt participants: Registration is closed.
  • Non UHasselt participants: Registration is closed.