Expert Class | Understanding Reimbursement for Health and Life Sciences Start-ups


Pivot Park, Oss

13:00 - 18:00

“Will my device or therapy get reimbursed?” has become critical, even for early development stage life sciences companies. From early investment rounds, investors want assurance of a return on their investment, and while they may not expect start-up companies to have all the reimbursement answers, they do expect companies to have identified the correct reimbursement questions. Also patients play a critical role in decision-making as they weigh their out-of-pocket costs; they want to know if their insurance will cover and pay for treatments. This expert class will focus on why and how it is important to create an implementable business strategy that highlights and incorporates obtaining reimbursement and/or defining the value proposition for a product so it can be successfully commercialized in the ever-changing healthcare environment.

The expert class program is set up in an interactive way such that the participants have also the possibility to bring their own questions and discuss issues they encounter in their own (start-up) company. The experts will give feedback on the questions.


13.00   Welcome
13.30   Start Expert Class by Leon Mur (moderator) and Chrétien Herben (Director lifeciences@work)
Pitch participants (2 min. per participant): - Company presentation - Share questions and/or issues on the topic
14.00   Presentation by Jolanda de Boer, specialistisch adviseur geneesmiddelen, Zorginstituut Nederland
14:45   Presentation by Jaques Duiven, Program Manager Zorginnovatie at CZ Health Insurance Company
15.30   Presentation by Mattias Kyhlstedt, CEO and founder at synergus RWE
16.15   Discuss questions and issues from participants with the experts
17.15   Drinks, bites and networking!
18.00   End of Expert Class

LifeSciences@Work Expert Classes are a series of targeted (virtual) workshops organized in close collaboration with industry and academic experts.

  • The small-scale and personalized Expert Classes welcome Venture Challenge Alumni, Value Centre Alumni and NWO Take off Alumni.

  • Participation is free-of-charge for startup teams.

  • Registration is needed to attend.

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