Digital Health & Wearables Event
20-06-2019 :: Maastricht

Organizer: Busybee

Brightlands is an open innovation community of more than 20.000 entrepreneurs, scientists and students spread over the province of Limburg, The Netherlands. The focus is on global challenges in health, sustainability, nutrition and digitization, and the cross overs in these areas, such as digital health and wearables. Brightlands organizes, in the framework of the Hyperegio project BusyBee, the Digital Health and Wearables Event. The Journey from Science to Business & Investors in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine

20th June 2019, Maastricht
This unique event aims to connect startups to investors, boost their networks and facilitate exchange of experiences in this area. The event will bring, at the same time, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors together. The main event comprises a startup investment session, in which selected startups from the Meuse-Rhine Euregion will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an investor panel specialized in digital health and wearables. Matchmaking between startups and knowledge institutions will be facilitated. In the second part of the program, a panel will discuss the journey to academic entrepreneurship, opportunities and challenges, including scientists’ personal experiences and investors’ point of view. 
Before the main event, in a so-called preparation day, the selected startups are invited to participate in a coaching session. A workshop on storytelling for academic entrepreneurship will close the preparation day. 


20th June 2019: Main Event
  • 13.00 – 13.30: Welcome
  • 13.30 – 15.30: startup investment sessions
  • 15.30 – 16.00: coffee & networking/matchmaking
  • 16.00 – 16.30: panel session: the journey of academic entrepreneurship 
  • 16.30 – 17.00: drinks, bits & bites, networking
6th June 2019: Preparation Day 
  • 13.30 – 15.30: pitch coaching session 
  • 15.30 – 16.00: coffee & networking
  • 16.00 – 17.00: workshop: storytelling for academic entrepreneurship


  • 20th May 2019: deadline to apply for pitching 
  • 27th May 2019: selected startups will be notified
  • 6th June 2019: preparation day
20th June 2019: Digital Health & Wearables event, Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus (Oxfordlaan 55, 6229 EV, Maastricht)
Additional Information
Adriana Berlanga, Knowledge Transfer Office 

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