Netherlands: Latest trends and future prospects of Life Science & Health Tech Industries

Date: october 8 (Tue) 18:00-20:20 (Open: 17:30)
Place: Room 1, Bellsalle Yaesu(1-3-7 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Yaesu First Financial Building 2.3F) [MAP]
Attendance capacity: 100 people
Participation fee: free

Life science & health tech industry is entering an era of change with the development of technology and changes in people's living environment. In this seminar, we will introduce the latest trends in the life science and health tech industries in the Netherlands, an advanced country of innovation that continues to pioneer in the European market, and the ideas necessary to solve today's challenges!

If you are interested in the following topics, please join with us.
・ What are the latest trends in the life science & health tech industries in Europe?
・ What are the prospects for new product development and market environment in the future, and where are the new hubs / regions that can beconsidered?
・ What will happen to the business environment and ecosystem changes in the future as a result of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) relocation in the Netherlands?

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17:30-18:00 Opening/Registration
18:05-18:30 [Session ①] Business Environment of Netherlands
18:30-19:00 [Session ②] Why is the Netherlands an attractive environment for foreign biopharma and Meditech companies?
19:00-19:30 [Session ③] Innovation Policy in Netherlands
19:30-19:35 [Break]
19:35-20:05 [Panel Discussion、Q&A]
20:05-20:30 [Networking]

Introduction of Speakers

■ Mr. Jeroen Bokhoven
Executive Director for Japan
Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency Japan

Professional Experience:
Present (from 1 September): Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency Japan – Executive Director for Japan
2015 – 2018: Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency Osaka Office – Project Manager
2014 – 2015: Maastricht University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands) – Lecturer Japanese Language and Culture
2010 – 2014: MSD Japan – Director Sales Support
2005 – 2010: Organon Japan – Head of Sales Planning and Support
2003 – 2005: Consulate General of the Netherlands in Osaka – Cultural Section
1997 – 2002: Osaka University – Ph.D. (Japan studies)
1990 – 1996: Leiden University – Master Japanese Language and Culture

■ Ms. Sandra de Wild- Chardonnens
Invest in Holland – Life Sciences & Health team, Head of Strategic Projects and Investment Climate

Sandra de Wild has been working for the executive agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate for more than 25 years. Since 5 years she is working as LSH sector specialist for The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency. As one of the three coordinators within the Invest in Holland Life Sciences & Health team she is responsible for strategic and knowledge related FDI (Foreign Direct Investments) and the investment climate.
Sandra previously worked as the liaison within Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland for the top sector Life Sciences & Health international working group and was part of the taskforce that prepared the Dutch bid for the European Medicines Agency. She was also responsible for the international dossiers at the innovation programme Life Sciences & Health. In addition, she worked for more than 10 years as a National delegate on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs for the Health programme within Horizon 2020, the 7th Framework Programme and its predecessors.

■ Mr. Eric van Kooij
Counsellor for Science, Technology and Innovation, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Eric van Kooij obtained his degree in industrial economics in 1988 at Erasmus University Rotterdam, after which he worked at Keio University in Tokyo to do research on technology transfer within industrial networks in Japan.
In 1990 he joined the Ministry of Economic Affairs, where he worked at the Directorate- General for Industry and the Directorate-General for Foreign Economic Relations.
In 1995 he was appointed to be Counsellor for Science and Technology at both the Royal Netherlands Embassies in Tokyo and in Seoul, and at the Netherlands Trade & Investment Office in Taipei.
In 2002 he returned to the Ministry of Economic Affairs in The Hague to serve as Head of the International Affairs division to the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Innovation.
In 2005 he was appointed to be the first Netherlands Counsellor for Science, Technology and Innovation in Beijing.
In 2011 he was asked to become the Counsellor for Innovation at the Netherlands Embassy in Paris, and as such to set-up and be the first Head of the Netherlands Economic Network in France.
In 2017 he was assigned to be the Managing Director of NL Works. He established this new organization in the Netherlands, which focuses on public-private cooperation in international business.
In 2019 he returned to Japan to once more serve as the Counsellor for Science, Technology and Innovation at the Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo.
Over the years Eric has published and lectured on a wide range of topics concerning innovation, industrial and economic developments in Asia and Europe.

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