TOLLerant 5th MEETING – Ghent 2017

12th – 15th December, 2017. Ghent, Belgium

Meeting Venue: VIB-UGent Research Building
Address: Technologiepark 927; 9052 Gent-Zwijnaarde; Belgium

Organizing Committee: Rudi Beyaert and Yasmine Driege

Program

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VENUE
Tuesday December 12, 2017
MEETING POINT: 6 PM SHARP at Vrijdagmarkt (Friday Market), statue of Jacob Van Artevelde.
Tuesday December 12, 2017

      18:00 – 22:00: Guided city tour + Amuse gueule (a culinary expedition through Ghent with dinner in four restaurants in Ghent’s city centre. Each restaurant surprises you with a selection from the menu). MEETING POINT: 6 PM SHARP at Vrijdagmarkt (Friday Market), statue of Jacob Van Artevelde.

    Wednesday December 13, 2017 (VIB-UGent Research building, Zwijnaarde, seminar room)

      9:00 – 9:30 Welcome by Prof. Beyaert and Prof. Peri + overview of the meeting
      9:30 – 10:00 PI meeting + ESR meeting
      10:00 – 10:30 SB meeting
      10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
      11:00 – 13.00 ESR Presentations (15 + 5 min) ESR 1-5
      13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
      14:00 – 16:00 ESR Presentations (15 + 5 min) ESR 6 – 10
      16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
      16:30 – 17:00 Short tour in the VIB labs
      17:00 – 17:45 ESR Presentations (15 + 5 min) ESR 11 – 12
      17:45 – 18:15 Group discussions of ongoing collaborations, manuscripts in preparation, …
      19:15 Meeting Dinner in old city centre (Pakhuis; https://www.pakhuis.be/en/ )

Thursday December 14, 2017 (VIB-UGent Research building, seminar room)

Morning session: Short presentations from PIs and invited speakers

      9:00 – 09:30 Prof. Francesco Peri (University of Milano-Bicocca): Scientific achievements within the TOLLerant project
      09:30 – 10:00 Prof. Juan Mareque (CiC biomaGUNE): Nanoparticles in molecular imaging and drug delivery
      10:00 – 10:30 Prof. Hamida Hamad (VIB-UGent): TLR4 in allergic asthma
      10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
      11:00 – 12:30 Rene Custers (VIB, Regulatory & responsible research manager): Interactive session on ‘Research Ethics’
      12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
      Afternoon session: Training in entrepreneurship and company management – part I
      (organized by Dr. Beatriz Salvador; DIOMUNE)
      13:30 – 14:00 Presentation/overview
      14:00 – 15:30 Students “Elevator Pitch” of ideas based on their research
      15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
      16:00 – 17:30 Purpose of the business plan:
      – Strategic thinking (opportunity description, product/service description, Value proposition)
      – Market/Industry analysis
      – Business Model and marketing plan
      – Operational plan
      – Management Team
      – Risk analysis
      – Executive summary

      19:00 Meeting Dinner in old city centre
      (Het Pand; https://www.ugent.be/het-pand/en/contact)

Friday December 15, 2017 (VIB-UGent Research building, seminar room)
Training in entrepreneurship and company management – part II

      09:00 – 10:00 Strategic plan, how to create a company…
      10:00 – 11:00 Marketing and sales
      11:00 – 11:30 Coffee
      11:30 – 13:00 Entrepreneurship, Legal issues: IP and more. How to safeguard your Ideas. Financing your ideas
      13:00 Closing and lunch-to-go

Wednesday-Friday December 13-15, 2017 (VIB-UGent Research building, seminar room); Technologiepark (Techlane Ghent Science Park) 927, Ghent-Zwijnaarde
http://www.vib.be/en/about-vib/Pages/Route-description-VIB-Campus-Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde-UGent.aspx
Travelling to the Park by public transport:
At Gent St Pieters train station you can take the following city buses to reach our offices (trip = 15 min): Buses 70, 71 and 72 (“Tramstraat”).
You get off at the stop marked “Bollebergen” (on the Grote Steenweg Noord: bus stop 1 on the map). The Technology Park is straight in front of you on the other side of the soft verge. Walk into the park to the roundabout and then straight on. The UGent-VIB research building is the first building on the left.
From the city centre a bus trip to our institute (~ 7 km) takes about 30 min.
Bus Itineraries: https://www.delijn.be/en/
Bus ticket = 3 eur/trip (a Lijn card is valid for 10 trips and costs 15 eur; this card should be bought in advance in a De Lijn Shop)
A taxi trip from the city centre will cost about 27 EUR.