Bringing science to life
Most complications after open heart surgery are caused by excessive blood loss and clots, causing heart fibrillations, re-operations and cardiac tamponades. Haermonics flushes the area around the heart to evacuate blood and clots that are left behind after open heart surgery. Its internal wound care management prevents re-operations, reduces blood transfusions and saves lives.
Stroke is de #2 cause of morbidity and the leading cause of long term disability in Europe. Per year, 1.4 million Europeans suffer from a stroke. Early diagnosis and choice of treatment for strokes improve the quality of life of stroke patients. Nico-Lab therefore provides automated, neurovascular image analysis of radiological images of acute stroke patients.
NLC sees all inventions from leading research institutes and medical centers
Only the most promising inventions are selected
Selected inventions are thoroughly validated, adding a Team, Model and Finance
NLC’s active shareholdership significantly increases the success rate of ventures
NLC’s ventures grow into scale ups that improve quality of life throughout the world
Startups are in need of an entrepreneurial CEO. NLC recruits the ‘Entrepreneurial Manager’ and ensures the venture can count on skills and competences required for a successful market entry.
NLC supports teams to develop a sustainable business model.
We help our venture teams to raise (non) dilutive financing to bridge the funding gap
Our healthtech ventures

Lapara Surgical

Robotic laparoscopy system

SuperSeton

Improved Fistula drainage

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Concord Neonatal

Resuscitation table for preterms

Scinvivo

Optical Biopsy Diagnostics

MindAffect

BCI Technology

Prolude

Game Changer in Healthcare

Symbio Therapy

Game-based rehabilitation

Nico-Lab

Automated CT scan analysis

NBT Analytics

Clinical trial optimalisation

Stokhos

Emergency Mathematics

Haermonics

Improved Surgical Draining

IVPA

IntraVascular PhotoAcoustic Imaging

We build these ventures together with an inspiring network

Inventors

We help you to transform your prototype into a viable product or service, ultimately building your invention into a success. Read more.

ENTREPRENEURS

We offer you the opportunity to take cutting-edge healthtech startups from creation to prosperity. See our open vacancies here.

CORPORATES

We help corporates to innovate by building ventures that meet the business objectives of our corporate partners, or by helping them to transform their own inventions (IP) into the next generation of healthtech ventures. Read more.

Medical doctors

We offer MD’s the opportunity to be involved during the various stages of our incubation process. Read more.

Our Team

AllDirectorsEntrepreneursCo-workersAdvisorsSupervisory Board

Bert-Arjan Millenaar

Founder & CEO

Bert-Arjan Millenaar

Founder & CEO

Entrepreneur, strategist, enthusiast, visionary, stretching possibilities.

  • Member of board that executed buy and build strategy and realised profitable growth from 25FTE to 250FTE within three years.
  • Founder of a startup with a disruptive business model in art: closed three financing rounds, expanded to  three countries.
  • Advised multiple boards of large Dutch companies with lasting results.
  • Msc. Economics


Peter Segers

Lapara

Peter Segers

Lapara

Arjan Groenevelt

Scinvivo

Arjan Groenevelt

Scinvivo

Rianne Rotink

Concord Neonatal

Rianne Rotink

Concord Neonatal

Robert Kuipers

Nico-lab

Robert Kuipers

Nico-lab

Vincent van den Brekel

Stokhos

Vincent van den Brekel

Stokhos

Taco van der Feltz

Director Venture Teaming

Taco van der Feltz

Director Venture Teaming

Entrepreneur in Life Sciences, international experience in commerce, R&D and leadership consulting.

  • Lead the market development and introduction of first in class pharmaceutical products in multiple countries.
  • Lead the turnaround of the corporate marketing strategy of a global Medical Nutrition and Devices company.
  • Successfully advised life sciences companies on leadership and recruited hundreds of executives and non-executive directors for companies ranging from global top five healthcare companies to small (venture capital backed) startups.
  • Msc. Biology & Medical Doctor


Nina Rijnders

Business Developer

Nina Rijnders

Business Developer

Curious, driven and human-centered. Passionate about innovation and loves to take on challenges.


Frank Wittgen

Advisor

Frank Wittgen

Advisor

Hands-on Finance Executive, fifteen years in Pharma and Healthtech, proven track record in venture capital and private equity backed companies.

  • Pivotal role in building and developing a venture capital backed company (BMEYE, spin-off from TNO) and its sale to Edwards Lifesciences for €32.5M.
  • Proven track record as finance executive in life sciences in international corporate environment (Organon Teknika, Organon, Schering-Plough).
  • Successful interim assignments at private equity backed companies (Ampelmann, PitPoint clean fuels) and at Quby.
  • MSc. Economics & Executive Master of Finance & Control


Jikke de Jong

Venture Developer

Jikke de Jong

Venture Developer

Perseverance, pragmatic, result driven, interested in emerging technologies and life science.


Roland Zegger

Director

Roland Zegger

Director

Broad experience in marketing and sales functions as well as general management in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • As general manager of Abbott/AbbVie: grew organisation from €54M revenues in 2004 to €260M in 2013 and improved the ranking amongst pharmaceutical companies from twentieth position in 2004 to the third position in 2013.
  • Served as a board member in several associations like Nefarma and the American chamber of Commerce.
  • Serving as a non-executive board member in several healthcare (related) companies
  • Doctor of Pharmacy


Heinrich Handel-Mazzetti

Sansepsis

Heinrich Handel-Mazzetti

Sansepsis

Marieke Wassing

Venture Developer

Marieke Wassing

Venture Developer

Driven, accurate, solution-thinker, interested in healthcare and innovation.


Antoinette van Lier

Supervisory Board

Antoinette van Lier

Supervisory Board

Jack van Lint

Corporate Finance Director

Jack van Lint

Corporate Finance Director

Mathematician/lawyer with over twenty-five years of experience in strategy consulting, business development, corporate finance and M&A both in Europe and Asia. Worked both as advisor, senior manager and entrepreneur. Founder of multiple ventures.


Jan-Hendrik Egberts

Chairman Supervisory Board

Jan-Hendrik Egberts

Chairman Supervisory Board

Fer van de Ven

Supervisory Board

Fer van de Ven

Supervisory Board

Extensive experience in international banking and finance as well as investment banking

Theo Kort

Finance and Legal Manager

Theo Kort

Finance and Legal Manager

Joost Kruytzer

COO / CFO

Joost Kruytzer

COO / CFO

Thought and change leader in healthcare, loves developing people and organisations, not affraid to leave the beaten track.
  • 20 years of successful board level consulting, of which 10 years as (managing) partner of KPMG Plexus, the leading Dutch healthcare consultancy (including negotiating the acquisition of Plexus by KPMG)
  • Hands-on experience in leading young, fast growing companies in The Netherlands and abroad
  • Expert in strategic and operational change, health economics, specific expertise in mental healthcare and long term care
  • MSc. Theoretical Physics


Tim van Vledder

Investment Strategist

Tim van Vledder

Investment Strategist

Entrepreneurial and pragmatic mind-set, with over 5 years of experience in healthcare and strategy consulting. Likes to help bridge the gap between innovation and funding and to help companies to capitalize on their growth opportunities. Focus on business case development, financing and exit strategies.


Ivo de la Rive Box

MindAffect

Ivo de la Rive Box

MindAffect

Entrepreneur with focus to translate (technology-)visions into concrete (short-term) goals.

  • Co-founder and CEO of Quby, known in the Netherlands as the product company behind Eneco’s Smart Thermostat ‘Toon’. Quby is currently positioned as one of the leading Smart Thermostat providers in Europe and it has entered its growth-stage to expand rapidly to multiple markets.
  • Founder of Zaryba Ltd (UK), pioneer in the field of mobile payments with successful implementation for two of the world’s largest operators Airtel in India and Satelindo in Indonesia.
  • Mentor to various start-ups.
  • Msc. Applied Physics


Sabine Brans

Office Manager

Sabine Brans

Office Manager

Hands on with extensive experience in office management, project management and marketing support in the healthcare sector. Gets energy from arranging everything down to the last detail.


Eva van Rooijen

Talent Manager

Eva van Rooijen

Talent Manager

Ernst Elhorst

Director Corporate Programme

Ernst Elhorst

Director Corporate Programme

Business Development passion for Healthcare / Life Sciences Innovation, emphasis on Medtech combined with Digital or eHealth, leading businesses into their next growth phase.

-Bringing on an international and entrepreneurial spirit with a growth mindset

-Corporate and Business Development expertise, focused on:

  • developing,
  • operationalizing,
  • enabling,
  • unlocking

growth and innovation strategies for Life Sciences


Kate Backhouse

Venture Developer

Kate Backhouse

Venture Developer

Internationally orientated creative thinker with an analytical background and an interest in innovative technologies.


Inge Corino

Venture Development intern

Inge Corino

Venture Development intern

Dirk Pekelharing

Supervisory Board

Dirk Pekelharing

Supervisory Board

Broad international management background in Med Tech and Consumer healthcare solutions: understands what it takes to turn ideas into practice.


Johanneke Maenhout

Venture Development Manager

Johanneke Maenhout

Venture Development Manager

Pro-active, dedicated and analytically strong teamplayer, with a decade of experience in strategic and operational health care consulting and health economics. Interested in accelerating the role of technology and innovation in improving health and the health care landscape.


Harrie van Baars

Advisor

Harrie van Baars

Advisor

Medtech and Life sciences expert, bridges technology into clinically relevant solutions.


Alain Kummer

Director scouting & medical affairs

Alain Kummer

Director scouting & medical affairs

  • Medical specialist (clinical pathologist) with 20 years of experience in academical and non-academical hospitals as clinician, scientist and former professor.
  • Specialized in molecular pathology including pathology of skin, head and neck, urogenital and the lung.
  • Hands on experience in fundamental and clinical research in cancer immunology, cancer diagnostics and treatment. (Co)-author of over 100 international peer reviewed publications.
  • Experience as CEO in an established company during a period of merger and acquisition.
  • MD PhD, Msc Medical Biology and MBA.


Eric de Wilde

CEO ProLUDE

Eric de Wilde

CEO ProLUDE

Willem Fontijn

Technology Strategist

Willem Fontijn

Technology Strategist

Sjaak Deckers

Advisor

Sjaak Deckers

Advisor

Experienced MedTech Executive, inspires top-talented teams with focus and vision.

Flip Kor

Venture Development Intern

Flip Kor

Venture Development Intern


Looking to strengthen our team and contribute to the future of healthcare? View our open vacancies here!

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NLC
Amsterdam Health and Technology Centre
Paasheuvelweg 25,
1105 BP Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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+31 (20)244 06 23

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NLC is located at the Amsterdam Health and Technology Centre in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, and is easily reachable by following the A9 to Holendrecht intersection. Our office address is Paasheuvelweg 25, Wing 5D. Parking is possible under the building.