People

  • Advisory Board

    The Advisory Board of the Global Scale-up Program consists of the top serial entrepreneurs, business angels, VCs, innovative corporates and entrepreneurial MDs from European countries, the Boston area and California. Advisory Board members offer access to a broad network in industry.

    Harrold van Barlingen
    Managing Partner Thuja Capital, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Boris Batchvarov
    Managing Director Boston Harbor Angels, Boston, MA, USA
    Clemens van Blitterswijk
    Partner Life Science Partners, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Lucas de Breed
    Director INKEF Capital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Koen Debackere
    Managing Director KU Leuven R&D, Leuven, Belgium
    Jan Willem van Doorn
    Executive Vice President Healthcare Consultancy Group, New York, NY, USA
    Thomas York Goetz
    Vice President Investments Weigel CF, Frankfurt, Germany
    Joep de Groot
    Board Member CbusineZ, Tilburg, The Netherlands
    Henk Hanselaar
    President Hanselaar Associates, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA
    Cees de Jong
    CEO Chr. Hansen A/S, Hoersholm, Denmark
    Sue Long
    Advisory Board Member North Shore Innoventures, Beverly, MA,  USA
    Stefan Luzi
    Partner Gilde Healthcare, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ginny Merrifield
    COO Connect, Irvine, CA, USA
    Geert-Jan Mulder
    General Partner Forbion Capital Partner, Naarden, The Netherlands
    Patrick Pfeffer
    CEO Aescuvest, Frankfurt, Germany
    Kees Recourt
    Investment Manager Mibiton, Den Haag, The Netherlands
    Rob de Ree
    Former CEO Dezima Pharma, Naarden, The Netherlands
    Jennifer Rousseau
    Managing Director Cherrystone Angelgroup, Providence, RI, USA
    Wim Scheele
    Executive Director Pfizer, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Hans Schikan
    Former CEO Prosensa, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dominic Spadafore
    President and CEO Acousys Biodevices Inc,, Ann Harbor, MI, USA
    Richard Sudek
    Tech Coast Angels, Executive Director UCI Institute for Innovation, Irvine, CA, USA
    Lisa Suennen
    Managing Partner at Venture Valkyrie LLC, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Paul Symczak
    Executive Director OCTANe, Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
    Edward van Wezel
    Managing Partner Biogeneration Ventures, Naarden, The Netherlands
    Koenraad Wiedhaup
    Associate Partner McKinsey & Company, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Programme Committee

    The EIT Health Programme Committee is responsible for the content of the Global Scale-up Program. The Programme Committee oversees total programme and is guided by the Advisory Board.

    Markus Bühler
    BioRN Network / BioRN Cluster Management, Heidelberg, Germany
    Kresten Dørup
    Chief of Staff, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Bart Haex
    Director Research Policy, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Kurt Höller
    Director of Business Creation, EIT Health, Munich, Germany
    Bernward Garthoff
    Landesclustermanager BIO.NRW, EIT Investors Network, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Kurt Gielen
    Business Development Manager, Biomedical Materials, Brightlands Innovation Factory, Sittard, The Netherlands
    Bart Motmans
    Innovation Policy Officer, KU Leuven, Belgium
    Nico Stam
    Deputy Director & Chief Business Officer, Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus, The Netherlands
    Marianne van der Steen
    Biomedical Entrepreneurship & Valorization at MERLN Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Christian Tidona
    Managing Director BioRN Network / BioRN Cluster Management, Heidelberg, Germany
    Stevin Treurniet
    Project Manager Research Office, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Jörg Trinkwalter
    EIT Health Business Plan Aggregator, Erlangen, Germany

  • Operational Team

    The Operational Team is is responsible for the organisation of the Global Scale-up Program.

    Academic Director
    Marianne van der Steen
    Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Program Director
    Chrétien Herben
    Health~Holland, The Netherlands
    CEO
    Haifen Hu
    Hyphen Projects, The Netherlands
    Program & Operational Team
    Remco Jongkind
    Hyphen Projects
    Lisanne Stavast
    Hyphen Projects
    Henk Hanselaar
    Netherlands Consulate, San Diego
    Paul Symczak
    OCTANe, Orange County
    Safia Akkus
    Innovation Team, Gemeente Amsterdam