Biomedica, THE Euregional LifeSciences summit, started in 2007, as the first Euregional conference on Lifesciences and Medical Technology. Biomedica started as a joint venture of three existing conferences in Liege, Aachen and Maastricht. Due to the increased intensity of collaboration between Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands, the initiators decided to combine the three conferences in one. The initiators were the networking organizations: LifetecZONe, Lifetech Aachen-Julich (now MedLife), Lifetec Limburg and BioLiege. The challenge was to create a conference that was the combination of the three existing conferences AND with an unique profile. The unique profile was found in the collaboration between business and sciences. This is a profile, what scares other conferences away: because the targetgroup is really diverse. However: the believe that research should create knowledge that must result in market products kept the vision alive. Biomedica started with 500 visitors and participants, and grew out to 1000 visitors and participants in the last years. Biomedica is supported by the following Universities: University of Eindhoven, Maastricht University, University of Hasselt, University of Liege, University of Leuven.
Further information about the Biomedica Foundation Board and the content of the conference can found in the Fact Sheet.
If you wish further information about the Biomedica Foundation or the Biomedica Life Sciences Summit please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Paul is President of Maastricht University (UM) since 2011.
He studied medicine at Heidelberg University (Germany). After a distinguished career as a
researcher and educator - he has authored more than 250 research papers in the fields of
molecular medicine, clinical and experimental pharmacology and cardiovascular disease - he
has entered academic management. He was Dean of the Medical Faculty of the Freie
Universität and Dean and Vice President of the Executive Board of the Medical Faculty of the
Charité Medical Centre in Berlin. From 2008 to 2011, he served as Dean of the Faculty of
Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at UM and Vice President of UM Medical Centre.
Ria Hein is working as Business developer Lifetec at the Brabant development Agency since 2005. Before that she studied law, and worked for several years as a consultant at PNO Consultants. At BOM she started as projectmanager in 1999, and ended up as program manager. During her career at BOM she supported a lot of SME’s in Lifetec-business, fellow stood at the basis of Pivot Park in Oss, is several years chair of LifetecZONe and represents LifetecZONe in the Biomedica board. Ria Hein is working in the heart of the Lifesciences and Medical Technology SME network in the South of the Netherlands.