What we do

Too many promising healthtech inventions do not reach the market. NLC The Healthtech Incubator brings together the right people, knowhow and necessary resources to bring healthtech inventions to life. We build sustainable healthtech ventures by focussing on three pillars:


Team

We introduce the entrepreneurial spirit needed to bring innovations to market.

Model

Together with an extensive network we help ventures to build a sustainable business model.

Finance

We have the right expertise to attract non-dilutive and dilutive funding for our ventures.

For who

HEALTHCARE INNOVATORS

We help you to transform your prototype into a viable product or service, ultimately building your invention into a success. Download the brochure.

HEALTHTECH ENTREPRENEURS

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

CORPORATES AND INSTITUTIONS

Tailored to corporate innovation and research, our Corporate Healthtech Innovation Platform allows you to derisk your innovation pathway. Read more.

Medical Knowledge Network

Do you want to be involved during the various stages of our incubation process? Read more about about it here.

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Ventures


Lapara Surgical

Robotic laparoscopy system

SuperSeton

Improved Fistula drainage

ConCord

Con-Cord

Symbio Therapy

Game-based rehabilitation

Nico-Lab

Automated scan analysis

NBT Analytics

Clinical trial optimalisation

Stokhos

Emergency Mathemetics

Wind Tales

Serious gaming for CF

Haermonics

Improved Surgical Draining

Our Team


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Bert-Arjan Millenaar

CEO

Bert-Arjan Millenaar

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


Taco van der Feltz

Managing Director

Taco van der Feltz

Managing Director

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

Medical Technology Analyst

Jikke de Jong

Medical Technology Analyst

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


Roland Zegger

Managing Director

Roland Zegger

Managing 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


Eddy van den Brink

Director Capital Markets

Eddy van den Brink

Director Capital Markets

Experienced financial expert with drive to perform. International experience in the financial industry (ABN AMRO, Deutsche Bank and J.P.Morgan Asset Management). Leading promising health and medtech start-ups to bold investors.


Marieke Wassing

Business Developer

Marieke Wassing

Business Developer

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


Antoinette van Lier

Supervisory Board

Antoinette van Lier

Supervisory Board

Freek Hulsman

Business Developer

Freek Hulsman

Business Developer

Analytical, med-tech focused engineer, enthusiast, passion for design

Peter Kuyt

Creative Thinker

Peter Kuyt

Creative Thinker

Creates business visuals, makes complex stories easy to understand.

Eva Diephuis

Medical Technology Analyst

Eva Diephuis

Medical Technology Analyst


Medical Doctor, experience in the cardio-thoracic surgery field and interest in innovative technologies.



Jan-Hendrik Egberts

Chairman Supervisory Board

Jan-Hendrik Egberts

Chairman Supervisory Board

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


Luuk van Driel

Web Developer

Luuk van Driel

Web Developer

Ambitious for life science technology, Intrinsically motivated, Thorough, Thriving on IT

Rosalie Bar-Ephraim

Office Manager

Rosalie Bar-Ephraim

Office Manager

Positive, Creative, Multitasking & Getting things done


Ivo de la Rive Box

Advisor

Ivo de la Rive Box

Advisor

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


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



Ayisha Yakubu

Office Support

Ayisha Yakubu

Office Support

The smile of the office

Kate Backhouse

Business Developer

Kate Backhouse

Business Developer

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



Johanneke Maenhout

Business Development Manager

Johanneke Maenhout

Business 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.


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.


Harrie van Baars

Advisor

Harrie van Baars

Advisor

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


Sjaak Deckers

Advisor

Sjaak Deckers

Advisor

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

Our Community


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VUmc

Academic Research Center

VUmc

Academic Research Center

Luris

TTO

MedTechPartners

Network

AMC

Academic Research Center

AMC

Academic Research Center

Beacon

Product Development

Beacon

Product Development

UMCU

Academic Research Center

UMCU

Academic Research Center

Wintertaling

Legal

LUMC

Academic Research Center

LUMC

Academic Research Center

De Vries & Metman

IP

TU Eindhoven

Academic Research Center

TU Eindhoven

Academic Research Center

CWI

Academic Research Center

CWI

Academic Research Center

Health Valley

Network

Testimonials


Rob de Ree,
Former CEO Dezima Pharma

“From my experience with healthtech startups I see that there is a need for parties such as NLC. What’s more, NLC has a talented and balanced team.”

W. Bemelman, MD
Surgeon at AMC


“As a surgeon I have many new ideas that aren’t always used, but thanks to NLC I’m now operating on patients with my own innovation. Isn’t that great?”

Hendrik Verschuur
ENT specialist, MCH

“Contributing from my field of knowledge to innovative solutions during the NLC validation phase really compliments my work as an ENT specialist.”

David Robert Koolbergen, MD
Congenital Cardiac Surgeon

“As a physician, I lack the knowledge and expertise to start a business and do not have time to get more education on this topic. NLC does have this expertise, and can therefore cover the new business information for me, so I can still focus on my clinical work”

Joris Jaspers
Associate Professor at UMC Utrecht
CTO at Lapara Surgical BV

“As a researcher and product innovator, I don’t have the knowledge or expertise to translate a research prototype into business. NLC saw the business opportunity and has the expertise and network to bring the MIA to the clinic. NLC built the Lapara team, combining the complementary expertise of its members, in which I now participate. This way I can focus on my expertise and strengths , while learning a lot from my colleagues, both at Lapara Surgical and at NLC!”

Erik Gerritsen
Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport

“It’s fantastic that medical specialists belonging to an association can stimulate medical innovation in the Netherlands, together with NLC”

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

Get in Touch



NLC is located at the Amsterdam Health and Technology Centre in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, and is easily reachable by following the A9 to knooppunt Holendrecht. Our office address is Paasheuvelweg 25, Wing 5D. Parking is possible at Switchpark, located at the Paalbergweg 13, just around the corner. Refer to the Google Maps for further instructions.


 

Contact Details


NLC
Amsterdam Health Technology Centre
Paasheuvelweg 25, Wing 5D
1105 BP Amsterdam
The Netherlands

info@nlc.nl