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Blue: Thematic modules

Green: Business modules

Pink: Pitch sessions

Orange: Monthly individual mentoring

November 9

9 – 10.30 am >> INTRODUCTION
(Azèle Mathieu, lifetech.brussels)

Mission and objectives of the eHealth Accelerator

How will digital health transform and disrupt health? Recurrent challenges and emerging trends in healthcare

10.30 am – 12 pm >> PITCH KICKOFF
(Bruno Wattenbergh, impulse.brussels)

12.15 pm – 1.15 pm >> KICKOFF SESSION
(Dominique Dieng, Akasias)

How will digital solutions transform hospital and patient care?

November 17

9 am – 1.15 pm >> BUSINESS MODULE I: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
(Laurent Hermoye, Imagilys)

How to communicate efficiently with various stakeholders about your project?

Learn how to pitch!

November 25

9 – 11am >> POLITICAL FRAMEWORK
(Dirk Broeckx & Christel Brion, NautaDutilh)

Action plan e-health 2.0: regulatory framework in Belgium:

Regulatory framework at the EU level

11.15 am – 1.15 pm >> TECHNICAL FRAMEWORK (part 1)
(Dirk Broeckx, NautaDutilh)

e-health platform(s): technical infrastructures supporting ehealth in Belgium

2 – 4 pm >> TECHNICAL FRAMEWORK (part 2)
(Didier Leclercq, MediBridge)

e-health norms peculiar to each infrastructure and ehealth solution: interoperability, semantic ontology aspects and industrial validation of the norms.

INDIVIDUAL COACHING NOVEMBER
(Jonas Albert & Thomas Van Der Auwermeulen, iMinds)

 Identify the objectives to achieve during the eHealth Accelerator

December 2

9 am – 1.15 pm >> BUSINESS MODULE II : BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN QUESTION
(Jonas Albert & Thomas Van Der Auwermeulen, iMinds)

ModelH – Introduction to the Business Model Canvas for healthcare: an effective tool to deliver your value proposition

Who is your end user? What are his/her needs and wants?

Detect a business opportunity for your end user: which gain do you bring in? Which pain do you address? What is your competitive advantage compared to existing solutions?

December 9

9 am – 1.15 pm >> BUSINESS MODULE III: WHAT IS YOUR VALUE PROPOSITION?
(Jonas Albert & Thomas Van Der Auwermeulen, iMinds)

Digital health market segmentation and quantification.

Value proposition: determine your solution-user fit

December 14

6 – 8 pm >> PITCH NIGHT I

Capitalize on Business Modules I & II & III

INDIVIDUAL COACHING DECEMBER
(Jonas Albert & Thomas Van Der Auwermeulen, iMinds)

Identify and assess the business opportunity of your project

January 12

9 am – 11 am >> E-HEALTH STAKEHOLDERS (part 1)
(Roald Sieberath, Creagility & Didier Leclercq, MediBridge

Global picture: What is the state-of-the art in the e-health market (products, technologies, sources of funding in US/EU)?

How does the ecosystem work in Belgium?

11.15 am – 1.15 pm >> E-HEALTH STAKEHOLDERS (part 2)
(Dominique Dieng, Akasias)

Bottom-up perspective: how and when to involve stakeholders (patient, hospital, physician…) in the co-design of your solution?

January 18

9 – 11 am >> TO BE OR NOT TO BE A MEDICAL DEVICE?
(Evelina Roegiers & Florence d’Ath, Loyens & Loeff)

Does your solution require a CE marking?

Software linked to a medical device: distinctive features

INDIVIDUAL COACHING JANUARY
(Jonas Albert & Thomas Van Der Auwermeulen, iMinds)

Build and strengthen your value proposition

February 2

9 am – 1.15 pm >> BUSINESS MODULE IV: CUSTOMER JOURNEY
(Jonas Albert & Thomas Van Der Auwermeulen, iMinds)

Develop your market traction: who is your customer? How to acquire customers and keep them?

2 – 6.15 pm >> BUSINESS MODULE V: EXPORT YOUR SOLUTION!
(Olivier Raimond, Stratex & Benoit Ligot, Sibelex)

Country analysis: where is the right country & market for my project to scale-up?

Increase your market traction: How to modify your strategy as your business grow?

Foreign market entry modes: Is your solution ready to go abroad? What resources should you look for? How to conduct a market study abroad? How can you find a distribution channels?

February 9

9 am – 11 am >> DATA PRIVACY
(Dirk Broeckx & Heidi Waem, NautaDutilh)

What are the legal aspects to take into account when collecting healthcare-related data?

What is the European General Data Protection Regulation? How does it differ from the current European data protection regime?

11.15 am – 1.15 pm >> DATA SECURITY
(Stéphanie De Smedt & Florence d’Ath, Loyens & Loeff)

What are the security challenges faced by healthcare organizations? (staff, mobile device, medical equipment issues,…)? Where does the security responsibility of the firm starts and ends?

February 16

9 – 10am >> INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (part 1)
(Johan Brants, Brandsandpatents) 

When and how to protect your solution and/or know-how?

The specific case of the software

10 – 11 am >> INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (part 2)
(Jean-Jacques Canonici, Gevers Patents)

New regulation about industrial secret

INDIVIDUAL COACHING FEBRUARY
(Jonas Albert & Thomas Van Der Auwermeulen, iMinds)

Quantify your market / improve your market traction (according to maturity level)

March 8

9 am – 1.15 pm >> BUSINESS MODULE VI: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
(Jonas Albert & Thomas Van Der Auwermeulen, iMinds)

How does your product create value?

What are your key activities, resources and partners?

What are the key assumptions to be tested before heavily investing in product development? What is a MVP and how to build it?

March 15

6 – 8 pm >> PITCH NIGHT II

Capitalize on Business modules I, II, III, IV, V, VI

INDIVIDUAL COACHING MARCH

(Jonas Albert & Thomas Van Der Auwermeulen, iMinds)

Develop your product / refine your strategy (according to maturity level)

April 20

9 am – 4 pm >> BUSINESS MODULE VII: SEEKING FOR MONEY
(Rodolphe d’Udekem d’Acoz, impulse.brussels & Catherine Iwankiw, Credal)

How to build a financial plan, what are your financial needs?

How to finance your solution & your company? From which mix of source(s)?

Which subsidies can you ask for?

 

INDIVIDUAL COACHING APRIL
(Jonas Albert & Thomas Van Der Auwermeulen, iMinds)

Develop your fundraising quest

June 29

6 – 8 pm >> CLOSING SESSION – PITCH NIGHT III

Capitalize on Business modules I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII