Student Programme

18 June 2021, 08:30 – 13:00

Helis Health & Life Sciences Academy: closing event

Curious to learn more about the life sciences sector in the Netherlands and Flanders? Join our Student Programme on 18 June to find out more about the diverse job opportunities and career paths that the life sciences domains offer. This unique opportunity allows you to interact with different companies and industry experts in a virtual setting. The event will be organized on the OnAir platform, where you will be able to follow plenary presentations (with live Q&A) and participate in ‘Meet your Match’ sessions with employers in the domains of product & process design, data analysis & stewardship and business development.

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For whom?

The Student Programme is aimed at students, recent graduates and starters in the field of life sciences. If you want to explore career options in the domain of life sciences, this programme will give you the insight you need.


Time Domain Programme
08:30   Plenary opening by Pieter Swinkels - Programme Director Process & Product Design TU Delft
08:45 Helis domain 1: Product & process design Plenary company presentations with live Q&A
09:30   ‘Meet your Match’ sessions with:
  • UCB
  • Cargill
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
10:00   Break
10:15 Helis domain 2: Data analysis & stewardship Plenary company presentations with live Q&A
11:00   ‘Meet your Match’ sessions with:
  • BASF
  • Ontoforce
  • Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL)
11:30   Break
11:45 Helis domain 3: Business development Plenary company presentations with live Q&A
12:30   ‘Meet your Match’ sessions with:
  • Intravacc
  • Cristal Therapeutics
  • SkylineDx
13:00   End

About Helis Academy

Helis Academy is a consortium of 10 public and private partners that strive to optimize the Life Sciences & Health cluster in the Netherlands and Flanders. The project focuses on the development and coordination of appropriate training programmes in the Life Sciences and Health sector by matching companies' job requirements and profiles to curricula and develops new training programmes where needed. Through these training programmes students and young professionals are better prepared for the labour market by training them in skills and competences that are in demand. In this way, the academy increases the industry readiness of life scientists.

Helis Academy is financed by the Interreg V-programme Flanders-Netherlands, the cross border collaboration programme with financial support from the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRO).


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