We are delighted to announce our speakers line-up for the Innovation Forum 2016 conference. Follow us to keep up to date as we introduce our eminent speakers.
Dr Ann De Beuckelaer has over 15 years of experience in strategic advice and business development for life science companies, public authorities and research institutions. She studied pharmacy and holds a PhD in biochemistry from the Free University Berlin, Germany. Ann started her professional career at the European Media Lab in Heidelberg. From 1999 until 2007 she was instrumental in the development and implementation of Saxony’s program to foster the biotech economy with a budget of 200 million Euro. As Co-founder and Partner of Biopolis Consultants in Dresden she assisted start-up companies in business development and was Managing Director of the biotech cluster organization biosaxony. In 2007 she moved on to industry as Director of Business Development at elbion, Belgium. Since 2009 Ann has been active as a consultant in the life sciences in Belgium, providing strategic and business development advice to pharmaceutical companies and start-ups as well as management expertise to cluster organizations such as FlandersBio. As of November 2015 Ann joined BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg as a Managing Director.