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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 applied training submerges you further in the professional world of (bio)technology.

The field of technology and life sciences is a fast-paced, international field that is driven by innovative solutions. It uses a diversity of technological developments in its continuous quest to improve both health (care) of humans, animals and plants. Interestingly, the complementarity of the technologies that are being used results in a broad number of applications in healthcare, animal care and agriculture. For example, diagnostic tests are being created and optimised, leading to a faster identification of diseases or shortages. Furthermore, curative treatments and therapies are also being developed and refined.

As final year student or graduate it is a major challenge to wrap your head around the job market in the field of technology and life sciences. Your bachelor, master or PhD degree is the key to a large variety of positions that are often named differently. As a consequence, people often choose (too) quickly for the most obvious option. Do you want to improve your self-knowledge? Do you need a guide in the professional labyrinth of technology and life sciences? Do you want to start you first job with more confidence? In this case, this training might be the right choice for you.

During this training, you are submerged in a diversity of positions within a variety of companies in the field of technology and life sciences. You will be able to test your knowledge and experience in the company. You will be able to talk with professionals about their job and about the professional choices they have made. Talk to these people and learn from their experience. Maybe you realise that your perfect job is a job you never heard about. Maybe you realise that you first need to obtain another degree before you start your professional career. Maybe you realise that you would love to work in an international environment. Who knows that you will discover a (bio)tech company that is situated closely to where you live?

Learn more about yourself by getting to know new people.

 

Technology & Life Sciences Training: Summerschool (free of charge)
 

Program
Day 1: Introduction (September 14, 2020)

Introduction day at Health House where the participants:

Day 2 – 5: Interactive sessions (September 15, 2020 – September 18, 2020)

Interactive sessions at the companies mentioned above, with following program:

Presentation of the companies
Day 1 – Health House (September 14, 2020)

Health House is a world class experience center where visitors can discover the future of health and care based on scientifically correct and objective information. Since the opening on the 18th of March 2018 we already received more than 10.400 visitors, from whom 90-95% medical professionals are. In a second phase we are expanding the experience center to a center of excellence where we want to become a reference center regarding the future of health and care. Including giving high level trainings to medical professionals.
More information: www.health-house.be

Day 2 – reMYND (September 15, 2020)

While current symptomatic treatments barely address the symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease and all new developments aim to slow down the disease progression at best, reMYND wants to do better. Its Alzheimer treatment has shown in animal models to not only fully stop the disease progression, but actually reverse it and restore cognition. Similarly, their diabetes program has shown to restore the insulin production in the pancreas of mice and turn back the disease. reMYND is now gearing up to assess in the coming years whether these pre-clinical findings translate into patients. In the business case, reMYND’s team will ask you to come up with some solutions to further development of its Alzheimer’s program.
More information: www.remynd.com

Day 3 – Comate (September 16, 2020)

Comate stimulates innovation worldwide with the development of revolutionary products. The team of engineers and designers translate the ideas of clients from different sectors to a success in the market. The company focuses on technical expertise, in combination with usability and a design that reflects the quality of the product.
More information: www.comate.be

For the business case you will work around three lenses: desirability, viability and feasibility. For each lens you will be challenged with problems, for which you have to find a solution.

Day 4 – Materialise (September 17, 2020)

Materialise incorporates 30 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including health care, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest and most complete 3D printing facilities in the world.
More information: www.materialise.com

More information and registration

Contact Stefanie Vervoort: stefanie.vervoort@health-house.be

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