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East Netherlands: Your Gateway To Europe

The October 2020 Manchester Connected Health Ecosystem was hosted by the University of Manchester’s Digital Futures and Health Innovation Manchester on Tuesday 27th October 2020. 

The meeting focused on opportunities for UK healthtech businesses in the East Netherlands, facilitated by the East Netherlands Development Agency (OostNL). We were joined by Marloes de Goeijen, Advisor to New Businesses (UK) and Rik Luimes, Advisor to New Business (Health), from OostNL, who presented on the work of the Agency, as well as Robert O’Dowd from RealHealth, who provided an industry perspective on UK health businesses in the region.

Marloes de Goiejen gave a presentation on the work of OostNL and the opportunities afforded to British businesses in the region, as well as touching on the topical issues of Brexit and the current Covid-19 crisis.

Rik Luimes then presented on his area of expertise: healthtech in the East Netherlands. He gave an overview of existing infrastructure in the region, and gave suggestions of opportunities for UK businesses. 

After a short Q&A break, we were joined by Robert O'Dowd of RealHealth, who gave practical tips and advice for UK businesses looking to engage with the region, as well as presenting the work of his company. 


Marloes de Goiejen

Rik Luimes