Calling All Researchers: Pitch Your Innovative Ideas at the Healthy Ideas, Healthy Returns Event!

(28-06-2023) Are you a dedicated researcher with groundbreaking startup ideas aimed at revolutionizing the healthcare industry? We have exciting news for you! The Healthy Ideas, Healthy Returns platform is thrilled to announce its upcoming event.

HIHR will provide an exceptional opportunity for entrepreneurial researchers like yourself to  connect with industry leaders, potential collaborators, and investors. Join us as we take a closer look at why applying for the pitch session at this event could be a game-changer for your research career and potentially the start of a spin-off impacting the future of our health.

Unparalleled Networking, funding and collaboration Opportunities

The Healthy Ideas, Healthy Returns event is a gathering of influential stakeholders from the healthcare sector. By participating in the pitch session, you will have the chance to expand your professional network Connect with fellow researchers, industry experts, and potential collaborators who are equally passionate about advancing healthcare. The diverse array of investors, venture capitalists and potential industry partners are seeking to invest in and collaborate with talented researchers. By participating in the pitch session, you position yourself to access funding opportunities and form strategic partnerships that can propel your research forward.

Showcase Your Innovations

The pitch session is the highlight of the HIHR event, offering researchers a prominent platform to present their groundbreaking inventions and ideas. This is your opportunity to  receive valuable feedback from industry experts towards building a business case. Captivate the audience with your vision and potentially generate a buzz around your research that could lead to new opportunities and collaborations.

Access to Expert Guidance and Mentorship

As part of the event, a panel of esteemed experts will evaluate the pitches. Their insights and feedback can be invaluable for refining your research approach, identifying areas for improvement, and strengthening your proposals for future endeavors.


The Healthy Ideas, Healthy Returns event on 22 November 2023 presents a unique opportunity for researchers to pitch their innovations to a captive audience of industry leaders, potential collaborators and investors. Don't miss out on the chance to network, gain exposure, secure funding, and receive valuable feedback from experts in the field. By applying for the pitch session, you take a significant step towards accelerating your research and making a lasting impact on global health. Visit the event website to learn more about the application process and submission guidelines and discuss your project with your UGent TechTransfer expert or IOF Business developer before submission. The deadline for applications is noon, 29 September 2023, so seize the moment and submit your proposal today!