On the 21st and 22nd September,
We organized our 2nd Annual Meeting ‘Growing Stronger’ in Parkhotel Horst. 
The researchers of the Biomedical and Biobased programs of InSciTe presented their work in the running projects to around 100 delegates from Academia such as Maastricht UMC+ and TU/e as well as (startup) companies including Neuroplast, Eyegle, Flowid  and Nettenergy. Next to that, the program was filled with a vibrant panel discussion, company pitches and keynote lectures from Avantium, Pivot Park and ZERI.

To encourage young researchers, a ‘Poster Pitch Session’ was organized, in which each poster presenter had one minute to pitch their poster. Based on the assessment of a handpicked expert jury, the best poster and presentation prizes were awarded. Brightlands generously sponsored these Poster and Presentation Awards, which were handed out in the closing award ceremony on Friday.

The Brightlands Poster Award was given to Marlies Gijs (MUMC+), who achieved the highest score from the Jury with her poster ‘Design and development of RELEAZE-P accessories’. The Brightlands Presentation Award was given to Ralph Jeuken (Maastricht University), with his presentation ‘Surgical Implantation of a Novel Polymeric Focal Knee Resurfacing Implant’. The € 500,- prizes were awarded by Emiel Staring, Managing Director of Chemelot InSciTe. 


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Inspiring & vibrant 2nd Annual Meeting 'Growing Stronger'

Chemelot InSciTe