Healthy and Independent Living
11-11-2017 :: Silicon Valley

Organizer: DSP Valley, the argonauts

How to live healthy, longer and independently by creating awareness, foster behaviour change and embrace new technologies?

How to transform our healthcare from an offer-driven into a demand-driven system where people are actively managing their own health and organising their own care needs, embedded in their community?

Do you want to be a part of this transition and make our society a better place for all generations? Join us on this exciting learning journey to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, in which we combine academic sessions with visits to research institutes, companies & incubators.

What to expect?

  • Academic sessions with Prof. David Lindeman and Prof. Jan Rabaey at Berkeley and Prof Olivier Gevaert at Stanford Medecine.
  • Visit and presentations at innovation centers such as J&J labs and Kaiser Permanente innovation center.
  • Discovery of next generation medical practices and hospitals.
  • Roundtable meeting at Belcham San Francisco with Belgian and US healthcare start-ups.
  • Visits to companies active in wearables, connected health, diagnostics, self-care and virtual reality.
  • Possibility to visit the Aging 2.0 conference on 14-15th November 2017.
  • B2B event and meetings organized by Flanders Investment and Trade in Silicon Valley.
  • Team learning assignment on the future of healthcare.
  • Fun and exhange.


Important dates

  • 3-4-5 July: infosessions on the future of healthcare and the journey to Silicon Valley
  • 7th of November 2017: Introductory meeting with detailed information on the program, visits, speakers + briefing of the team assignment.
  • 11-18 Nov 2017: Journey to San Francisco (4 nights) and Silicon Valley (3 nights).
  • 30th November 2017: Wrap-up session.



  • 5.700 euro (or 3.420 euro via KMO-portefeuille) for members of Happy Aging, Flanders Bio and DSP Valley incl. lodging (7 nights), meals, speakers & local transport, excl. flights.
  • 5.950 euro for non-members incl. lodging (7 nights), meals, speakers and local transport, excl. flights.
  • 5.200 euro (or 3.120 euro via KMO portefeuille) if you book before 017/07/2017.

More information on KMO-portefeuille on The Argonauts registration number (opleiding) is DV.O291892

Interested? Visit the event website or join one of the infosessions.

You want to explore the future of health and receive an early bird discount?
Register now.

Annelies Vandamme, +32 16 24 14 43 - DSP Valley
Joost Thurman - The Argonauts
Laura Visconti - Happy Aging
Willem D Hooge - FlandersBio

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