BUILD YOUR
HEALTHTECH VENTURE
TOGETHER WITH NLC

A LOT OF PATENTS AND INVENTIONS ARE BEING GENERATED

The Netherlands ranks number two of EU countries with the most patent applications. The number of patent applications in the healthtech field has increased significantly in the past ten years.

The Netherlands ranks #2 in EU, in MedTech patents applications:

Growth numbers of MedTech patent applications:

MOST OF THE INVENTIONS DO NOT REACH THE MARKET
BECAUSE OF CHALLENGES IN COMMERCIALISATION

Many inventors face problems with successfully commercialising their invention as they lack time, business knowledge and entrepreneurial experience. The acedemic perspective is not suitable for entrepreneurial activities, such as developing a business plan and attracting sufficient funding. When commercialising a healthtech invention,

several entrepreneurial issues need to be faced: Who are the customers? How can I get this product registered? How can I outperform my competitors? How can I scale-up this company? Is this invention protected? Can this product be reimbursed? How can I attract sufficient funding for the next stage? These issues are hard for scientific inventors to solve.

NLC HELPS YOU TO OVERCOME THESE CHALLENGES

NLC IS A SPECIALISED INCUBATOR, DEDICATED TO THE
DEVELOPMENTOF HEALTHTECH VENTURES

Technological innovations can add value to the healthcare system by cutting costs and improving health. The science driven inventors of these inventions lack entrepreneurial experience. This is an impeding factor in advancing worldwide health, which is NLC’s intrinsic drive.

NLC is the healthtech incubator, dedicated to the development of healthtech ventures. To successfully commercialise highly innovative inventions, NLC bridges the gap between science and business. We thoroughly validate the invention, recruit the right team, develop a viable business model and secure sufficient funding to bring the innovation to the market as soon as possible.

THE NLC PROCESS:
AN OVERVIEW

THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS WE ADD TEAM,
MODEL AND FINANCE

We introduce the entrepreneurial spirit needed to bring innovations to market. NLC ensures the healthtech venture can count n the skills and competencies required to transform the invention into a commercial success by:

– Recruiting an ‘entrepreneurial
manager‘ and other team members using NLC‘s extensive network and
experience in executive search
– Providing capacity and hands-on

support from the business developers in our talent pool
– Providing access to an extensive
network of experts
– Providing training programs for the
venture team

Together with an extensive network we help ventures to build a sustainable business model. NLC helps the venture to develop the right business model by:

– Applying the Lean Startup methodology and thoroughly validating all aspects of the invention
– Performing in-depth market and
stakeholder analysis
– Providing strategic advice
– Pooling knowledge and experience,
thereby building ventures faster

We have the right expertise to attract non-dilutive and dilutive funding for our ventures.
NLC raises finance to bridge the
venture’s equity gap by:


– Providing support for building investor decks
– Providing support for funding
strategies including dilutive and
non-dilutive sources of funding
– Connecting and aligning with different financial stakeholders

THE NLC PROCESS: SCOUTING AND SELECTION

NLC scouts promising healthtech
inventions that have the potential to
make serious impact on health. We
therefore collaborate with Technology Transfer Offices of Universities and Academic Research Centers. Because
valuable IP is also generated at peripheral hospital sites and research hubs, we hold close contact with these institutes as well. In the scouting phase we conduct a scan to decide whether there is a concrete request for help in bringing the invention to the patient or healthcare provider.

Inventions are screened using predefined selection criteria:

– Innovative technology
– Dedication and commitment of
inventor(s)
-Potential to lower healthcare costs
– Impact on quality of life
– Scalability
– IP or other competitive advantages
– Recognition by key opinion leaders
– Market entry within 1-3 years

THE NLC PROCESS: VALIDATION AND BUILDING

The validation phase is carried out by
NLC together with the inventor. The goal of this phase is to validate the business opportunity and to make a clear plan for building the venture. During validation we:


– Start recruitment of an experienced
entrepreneur, who can lead the team as Entrepreneurial Manager
– Test assumptions with different
stakeholders
– Conduct extensive market, funding,
and customer research
– Develop insight in the technological
product development
~ Develop a go—to-market strategy

The strict selection and validation of
inventions ensures we only build on the most promising ideas. The foundation for Team, Model and Finance that we created in the validation phase is further
developed. External parties are engaged if necessary. The goal of the building phase is to get the team operating smoothly, test the business model in the market, secure required funding, and engage in market access activities as
soon as possible.


The first 6 months of the building phase require the most input from NLC, as this is the critical period. Thereafter NLC‘s role is mainly providing strategic advice, coaching, and access to our network.

THE NLC TEAM HAS PROFOUND EXPERIENCE
IN HEALTHTECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The NLC team has built up profound experience in healthcare, entrepreneurship and business strategy.

The managing partners are supported by a group of ambitious finance and business professionals, entrepreneurial managers, and external advisors.


NLC HAS A BROAD AND ACTIVELY INVOLVED NETWORK

A SELECTION OF NLC’S CURRENT PORTFOLIO
OF HEALTHTECH VENTURES

HAERMONICS
A medical device for internal wound
care management to prevent re-operations, promote fast recovery and save lives in open heart surgery.
Partnership with: AMC

STOKHOS
An intelligent software solution that
enables the proactive relocation of
ambulances.
Partnership with: CWI

SUPER SETON
Improved comfort and reduced complications for patients with anal fistulae.
Partnership with: AMC

NBT ANALYTICS
Automated EEG analysis software to
improve treatments of brain disorders.
Partnership with: VUmc

NICO-LAB
Automatic analysis of CT-scans for
assessment of stroke severity and
improvement of therapy selection.
Partnership with: AMC

SYMBIO THERAPY
A cloud-based home care platform that empowers rehabilitation patients.
Partnership with: TU/e

LAPARA SURGICAL
Robotic assistant for minimally invasive
Iaparoscopic surgery.
Partnership with: UMCU

Several disruptive and promising
inventions are in NLC’s co-founding
pipeline. For the latest developments, please check our website nlc.nl.

WHAT THE PEOPLE WE WORK WITH SAY ABOUT US

“As a researcher and innovator, I don’t have the knowledge or expertise to translate a research prototype into business. NLC has the expertise and network to bring my invention 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!”

Joris Jaspers PhD MSc, Associate Professor at UMC Utrecht
CTO at Lapara Surgical BV

“As a researcher and innovator, I don’t have the knowledge or expertise to translate a research prototype into business. NLC has the expertise and network to bring my invention 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!”

Joris Jaspers PhD MSc, Associate Professor at UMC Utrecht
CTO at Lapara Surgical BV

Are you ready to make serious impact with your invention,
build a healthy business and join an inspiring network?

Please get in touch via inventions@nlc.nl or visit our website nlc.nl
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