About NLC


Many promising healthtech inventions are not successfully introduced to the market. For inventors who want to transform healthcare with pioneering innovations, NLC is a specialised incubator that builds strong healthtech ventures. Unlike the environment in most corporates and institutions which lacks the dynamics that make startups thrive, NLC brings together the right people and knowledge in a vibrant eco-system and takes startups from creation to prosperity. By combining our entrepreneurial experience with healthtech expertise, we bring valuable innovative products to market and strive for better and affordable healthcare for all. NLC’s unique result driven business model is designed for scale up to maximize our impact on the healthcare industry across the globe.  For more information download the general brochure here.

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Healthcare providers

Are you a healthcare provider with ambition to advance your field of practice? NLC can provide the entrepreneurial partnership you need to drive your idea from prototype to a viable product. Together we can transform healthcare! With all your years of specialized training, experience and clinical expertise lies a great potency for innovation. Many new ideas fail to get to the market because of a lack of the right team support, a clear business model and sufficient funding. NLC can be your partner in building your invention to a success, while you can focus on what you find important. For more information, download the brochure here.

Academics

Along your journey as a researcher pushing the boundaries of human knowledge and capacity, there could be remarkable innovations that can be translated to tangible impacts in the world of healthcare. Maybe you haven’t had the time or resources to pursue this innovation. NLC can provide you with the team/network needed, business model clarity, and funding requirements to support the development of a joint venture to success. For more information on what NLC can bring as your entrepreneurial partner, download the brochure here.

Corporates and institutions

NLC is a healthtech incubator that builds innovative, scalable healthtech inventions. NLC contributes manpower, knowledge and networks; and earns ‘sweat’ equity in return for its efforts. NLC derisks healthtech inventions fast by starting early, bringing in a business team, designing a sustainable business model and making investing less risky. By accomplishing this we open up these healthcare inventions to third party investors like informal investors, and venture capitalists. We scout and internally validate innovations, and aim to bring healthcare to the next level. For more information about our collaboration, please contact us.

Entrepreneurs

A strong team is paramount to our ventures’ success. NLC therefore brings in an experienced Entrepreneurial Manager (EM) who complements the inventor in many ways. Are you an experienced entrepreneur who can support our ventures in the NLC network? Together with the inventor, the EM develops a bold but attainable vision and strategy, and executes the plan. The EM is supported and coached by NLC, our advisors, and the NLC network. The result-driven rewards are tied to the success of the venture. For more information, read our open EM vacancies here.

Ventures


Lapara Surgical

Robotic laparoscopy system

Hemoclear

Blood filtration device

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


AllEntrepreneurial ManagersPartnersCo-workersAdvisors

Bert-Arjan Millenaar

Managing Partner

Bert-Arjan Millenaar

Managing Partner

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 Partner

Taco van der Feltz

Managing Partner

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

Partner

Frank Wittgen

Partner

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 Partner

Roland Zegger

Managing Partner

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

Lead Capital Raiser

Eddy van den Brink

Lead Capital Raiser

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.


Peter Kuyt

Creative Thinker

Peter Kuyt

Creative Thinker

Creates business visuals, makes complex stories easy to understand.

Joost Kruytzer

Managing Partner

Joost Kruytzer

Managing Partner

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

Ivo de la Rive Box

Partner

Ivo de la Rive Box

Partner

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


Benjamin Koster

Business Developer

Benjamin Koster

Business Developer


Constructive, curious and consistent.



Ernst Elhorst

Director Corporate Program

Ernst Elhorst

Director Corporate Program

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

Business Developer

Kate Backhouse

Business Developer

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



Dirk Pekelharing

Advisor

Dirk Pekelharing

Advisor

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


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.


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 Team


AllEntrepreneurial ManagersPartnersCo-workersAdvisors

Bert-Arjan Millenaar

Managing Partner

Bert-Arjan Millenaar

Managing Partner

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 Partner

Taco van der Feltz

Managing Partner

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

Partner

Frank Wittgen

Partner

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 Partner

Roland Zegger

Managing Partner

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

Lead Capital Raiser

Eddy van den Brink

Lead Capital Raiser

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.


Peter Kuyt

Creative Thinker

Peter Kuyt

Creative Thinker

Creates business visuals, makes complex stories easy to understand.

Joost Kruytzer

Managing Partner

Joost Kruytzer

Managing Partner

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

Ivo de la Rive Box

Partner

Ivo de la Rive Box

Partner

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


Benjamin Koster

Business Developer

Benjamin Koster

Business Developer


Constructive, curious and consistent.



Ernst Elhorst

Director Corporate Program

Ernst Elhorst

Director Corporate Program

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

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.


Our Team


AllEntrepreneurial ManagersPartnersCo-workersAdvisors

Bert-Arjan Millenaar

Managing Partner

Bert-Arjan Millenaar

Managing Partner

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 Partner

Taco van der Feltz

Managing Partner

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

Partner

Frank Wittgen

Partner

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 Partner

Roland Zegger

Managing Partner

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

Lead Capital Raiser

Eddy van den Brink

Lead Capital Raiser

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.


Peter Kuyt

Creative Thinker

Peter Kuyt

Creative Thinker

Creates business visuals, makes complex stories easy to understand.

Joost Kruytzer

Managing Partner

Joost Kruytzer

Managing Partner

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

Ivo de la Rive Box

Partner

Ivo de la Rive Box

Partner

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


Benjamin Koster

Business Developer

Benjamin Koster

Business Developer


Constructive, curious and consistent.



Ernst Elhorst

Director Corporate Program

Ernst Elhorst

Director Corporate Program

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

Business Developer

Kate Backhouse

Business Developer

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



Dirk Pekelharing

Advisor

Dirk Pekelharing

Advisor

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


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.


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.

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Testimonials


David Robert Koolbergen, MD, PHD,
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”

Robert van der Mei, PHD
Professor at VU University

“NLC closes the gap between promising academic inventions and market needs. While NLC fosters the market entry of valuable inventions, we scientists can focus on what we truly love: science!”

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

Get in Touch

NLC is located in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, and is easily reachable by following the A9 to knooppunt Holendrecht. Our office address is Paasheuvelweg 25. Parking is possible at Switchpark, located at the Paalbergweg 13, just around the corner. Refer to the maps below for further instructions.


 

Contact Details


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