Zoals andere sectoren is ook de biotechindustrie hard op zoek naar talent en technologieën om de digitalisering van haar ontwikkel-, productie- en distributieprocessen in goede banen te leiden. Agoria en Bio.be/essenscia slaan de handen in elkaar om vraag- en aanbodzijde bij elkaar te brengen tijdens een inspirerend event met getuigenissen over succesvolle cases, een expertpanel en mogelijkheden voor individuele ontmoetingen.

Digital is all around. Also in the biotech industry this evolution is key to develop new applications and to find solutions for primary manufacturing concerns as improving productivity and reducing cost. Biotech industry will continue its evolution towards digitization of processes in development, production and distribution and is looking for the most suitable technological solutions and talent to realize it.

The challenge is to find the right partners that can fill in the needs and help to solve the actual and future challenges within the biotech industry. Agoria and Bio.be/essenscia decided to join forces to organize an event that will connect the demand for and the offering of digital technologies and talent to identify new opportunities to find innovative solutions.

A number of testimonials on successful cases of digitization in the biotech industry will inspire you. A panel of experts will discuss about the predictive evolutions in the biotech and technology domains, and the availability of talents to monitor this necessary transition. A matchmaking session will give you the opportunity to have a face-to-face interaction (speed dates) with the participants to explore the possibilities of a potential collaboration.

Target audience

  • Members of Bio.be/essenscia and Agoria (or by invitation)
  • last year students in biotech/biomed  as well in automation/informatics/robotics,…

What's in it for you?

As a technology provider

 As a Biotech company

Get a picture on the actual and future technology needs of the Biotech sector

Get a picture on the actual and future technology innovations and offerings

Be able to judge the potential of your market offerings within the Biotech secto

Be able to judge the potential of market offerings of the technology sector for your business 

Learn more about innovative biotech evolutions and solutions

Learn more about innovative technological solutions

Get to know important potential partners and learn from your peers

Get to know important potential partners and learn from your peers

Meet with other participants during a matchmaking session

Meet with other participants during a matchmaking session

 Technology scope

  •  Data collection devices (incl sensors, IoT,…)
  • Data mining and processing (from R&D, production and distribution)
  • Data safety / Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced analytics
  • Automation technologies (incl robotics)
  • Tracking & tracing
  • Connectivity


13:30 - 14:00

Registration and coffee

14:00 - 14:10

Welcome & Introduction

14:10 - 14:30

Keynote:  Digital trends for Biotech – data for the best? Benjamin Docquir (Osborne Clarke, partner), Hadrien Chef (Osborne Clarke, partner)

14:30 - 14:45

How to find the right patterns in order to turn data into actionable insights Lien Van Den Berghe (Möbius Healthcare, Business Consultant Healthcare & Lifesciences)

14:45 - 15:00

When automation makes human tissue an affordable source for reconstructive surgery dr. Denis Defrane (Texere Biotech, co-founder)

15:00 - 15:15

Early prediction on quality attributes & parametric release by a global smart GMP monitoring Nicolas Tijs (NOVADIP Biosciences),  Anne Cassart (Sapristic Biion, Sales Director - International Business Development)

15:15 - 15:30

Biomanufacturing excellence through data sciences at GSK vaccines Thibault Helleputte (DNAlytics, CEO)

15:30 - 15:45

Conceiving the industrial organisms of tomorrow, digital transformation of biotechnology Rémi Peyraud (IMEAN, CEO & founder)

15:45 - 16:15

Panel Discussion: Biotech meets Digital, Needs for Talent When two Worlds Meet

  • Indra De Witte, Moderator, Chief editor Belang van Limburg

  • Dominique Demonté, Managing Director Agoria Wallonia, former Managing Director BIOPARK Charleroi

  • Frédéric Druck, Managing Director essenscia Wallonia, Secretary General Bio.be

  • Silvia Lenaerts (UA), Vice Rector Valorisation & Development University of Antwerp

  • Geoffrey Pot, Vice President Operations, Takeda

  • Ramon Antelo, Group Director Advanced Manufacturing, Altran

16:15 - 18:30

Matchmaking & Networking Drink

Including possibility to join a speed dating session



The possibility is offered to have a limited number of exhibitors in the networking area. When you are interested, please contact Karla De Paepe


donderdag 21 maart 2019, 14:00 - 18:00


BluePoint Brussels
A. Reyerslaan 80
1030 Brussel



Agoria & essenscia/Bio.be 

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