Chapter 4
Upcoming Events 2021

Events in The Netherlands

DCVA Research Meeting

June 24


The programme committee and the Principal Investigators of DCVA consortia have put together a varied programme for the 5th DCVA Translational Cardiovascular Research Meeting ‘Together we beat as one’. Listen to the keynotes or sign up for the workshops.

Team Dutch Digital Delta: Cybersecurity Event

June 29


The fast digitalisation of the Top Sectors asks for a structural approach towards cybersecurity: security by design. During the workshops, each Top Sector enters a dialogue to move forward in this challenge.

Closing Event Health Impact Accelerator

July 2


The five teams of the HIA have been working on their business plan for the last months. During the closing event, the teams present their pitch and the winner will be announced. (*Event in Dutch)


September 16


For this event, the MedtechPartners team will select the best, most innovative medtech innovations. The entrepeneur will get the opportunity to come into contact with business, financial and strategic partners. 

TOPX Summit

September 22-23


Meet and learn from some of the most inspiring and successful female leaders in the Life Sciences Sector! The programme, organised by and for ambitious women in Life Sciences, will cover deep dive workshops, interactive discussions, personal stories, one-on-one speed dates and many networking moments.

Dutch Design Week

October 16-24


DDW has chosen the overarching theme of 'The Greater Number' for 2021. By looking for renewed value between consumer and product, we can move towards changes in design practices. Apply for DDW 2021 before July 1.

International events

Knowledge for Growth

September 27

Ghent, Belgium

The cream of the European life sciences community will be attending this business conference, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and MedTech as well as investors, universities, topnotch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers.

World of Health Care

September 28-30


World of Health Care (WoHC) is the signature event for the Dutch life sciences & health sector with international ambitions. The Dutch government, Dutch diplomatic network and Task Force Health Care are combining forces to position, promote and connect the Dutch life sciences & health sector abroad.

BIO Europe Fall

October 25-28


The international BIO-Europe® 2021 gathering will be held digitally, standing tall in this time of insecurity, to execute on its pivotal role in bringing the global biopharma and investment leaders together to build partnerships that facilitate innovation and medical breakthroughs.