Helis Academy

The project started in 2017 and was successfully completed in 2021. The Helis Academy strived to optimise the Life Sciences and Health sector in Flanders and the Netherlands. The Helis Academy focused on the development and coordination of appropriate training, internships and traineeships in the Life Sciences and Health sector by matching companies' job requirements and profiles to curricula and developed new training programs where needed. In this way, the academy increased the industry-readiness of life scientists. 

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The Helis Academy developed programs in the domains indicated below

This way, the participants acquired complementary competences and academy people who 'graduated' the Academy gained knowlegde of specific domains.

Good manufacturing practices (GMP)

The hands-on programme developed the knowledge and skills of the participants in the field of aseptic methods, procedures and equipment.

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Clinical development

The programme is aimed at the role of patients in clinical studies and how patient orientation translates into the clinical development of medicines, diagnostics and medical equipment, with a focus on engaging and recruiting patients for clinical studies.

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Data analysis & stewardship

Hands-on programme with four major pillars in the framework of data analysis and data stewardship: FAIR data stewardship, statistics, omics data analysis, and machine learning.

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Business development

In this programme topics such as negotiation, finance, IP, contracts, communication, company strategy are covered.

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Technology & life sciences

Are you curious about the impact of (bio)technology on health (care) of humans, animals or plants? This programme provides you with insights on the professional world of (bio)technology.

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Product & process design

The PDEng Designer Programme trains and educates top level (inter)national MSc graduates to certified designers (PDEng degree) for key technological innovation positions in product and process design in the Life Sciences and Health industry.

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