Chemelot InSciTe is knowledge driven and society oriented. Together with our partners, we develop biomedical materials for clinical application and we develop new and sustainable production methods for chemicals from renewable resources. We are committed to accelerate the road from concept to market and validate the impact of our work. We are pleased to announce that this year ‘Accelerating results’ will be the central theme of our Annual Meeting.

We are delighted to offer you a full two-day meeting, with keynote lectures, presentations from InSciTe projects, poster pitches, and network opportunities. You will learn more about the InSciTe projects and also about global developments and trends within our field.

We hope to welcome you to our 4th Annual Meeting ‘Accelerating results’ on 8 and 9 October 2019 in Parkhotel Horst.

Please find on our platform the program, the registration form, and detailed information about the venue.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to communications@chemelot-inscite.com


Kind regards,

Emiel Staring
Managing Director


Day 1: Tuesday, 8 October

  • 08:30
  • 09:30
    Opening & Welcome
    Emiel Staring, Managing Director, InSciTe
  • 09:40
    Keynote Lecture: From Bench to Bedside: Accelerating knowledge transfer in the life sciences
    Jan Cobbenhagen, CEO Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus
  • 10:20
  • 10:50
    Keynote lecture
  • 11:30
    More with lignin
    Michael Boot, Projectleader More with lignin, Co-founder and CEO Vertoro
  • 11:50
    Beyond eye drops - our translational journey with an ocular coil
    Rudy Nuijts, Professor Corneal transplantation and refractive surgery MUMC+
  • 12:10
  • 13:10
    Parallel session Biomedical
    Parallel session Biobased
  • 13:10
    Acceleration… the story of the hospital and the device manufacturer
    Inge Sieben, CEO Glanum Medical & Glanum Diagnostics
    Torrefaction of bio-waste streams: process and product characteristics
    Jo Sluijsmans, Chemical engineer, founder of Torr-Coal
  • 13:30
    Delivering drug delivery to orthopaedic disease
    Laura Creemers, Associate Professor UMC Utrecht
    Gasification of torrefied biomass into catalytic grade syngas, hydrogen and biochar; economics and technology
    Robin Post van der Burg,
    Co-founder Torrgas
  • 13:50
    Ultra-high field MRI and the clinic: imaging of tomorrow
    Job van den Hurk, Scientific Manager Scannexus
    Biobased aromatics from renewable resources
    Erik Heeres, Managing Director ENTEG
  • 14:10
    Parallel lecture
    The need for lignocellulose based commodities
    Wolter Elbersen, Wageningen University & Research
  • 14:30
    Parallel lecture
    The value of stabilized lignin
    Remy Buser, Co-founder and CEO Bloom
  • 14:50
  • 15:30
    Panel Discussion
    ‘From academia to commercialization’

    Frank Baaijens, Rector magnificus Eindhoven University of Technology
    Martin Paul, President Maastricht University  
    Jan Cobbenhagen, CEO Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus 
    Koen Janssen, Vice President R&D and Innovation DSM Biomedical
    Tys van Elk, Managing Director LIOF
    Saskia Goetgeluk, CEO Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo
    Carola van der Weijden, CIO Province of Limburg 
    Martijn Cox, CTO Xeltis

    Moderator: Simone van Trier
  • 16:30
    Poster Pitches & Drinks
  • 19:00
    Diner & Social Event
  • 01:00
    End of Social Event

Day 2: Wednesday, 9 October

  • 08:30
  • 09:00
    Emiel Staring, Managing Director, InSciTe
  • 09:10
    Keynote lecture
  • 09:50
    How we build Isobionics
    Toine Janssen, CEO Isobionics
  • 10:10
    Full circularity in chemicals and plastics enabled
    Pieter Imhof, CEO BioBTX
  • 10:30
  • 10:50
    Keynote Lecture: Medical Illustration - illuminating the Science of Life
    Rogier Trompert, Medical illustrator and Coordinator of the Master Scientific Illustration
  • 11:30
    Keynote Lecture: BIOFOREVER
    Theodora Retsina, CEO American Process Inc.
  • 12:10
  • 13:10
    Parallel session Biomedical
    Parallel session Biobased
  • 13:10
    Engineering the stromal environment for the development of artificial corneas
    Cas van der Putten, EyeSciTe
    The Biobased Total Synthesis of Cyclopentane-1,3-diamine Monomers and Applications Thereof
    Christian van Slagmaat, Horizontal
  • 13:30
    Flow Regulation of Microchannels in Glaucoma Devices by an External Stimulus
    Sebastian Fredrich, SEAMS
    Results project BIO-HArT to enable further scale-up of bio-aromatics
    Monique Wekking, TNO
  • 13:50
    PoSTuRE: a journey towards first in humans
    Paul Willems/Chris Arts, PoSTuRE
    Biofuels from lignin
    Panos Kouris, SCeLiO-4B
  • 14:10
    In vivo pharmacokinetics and efficacy of a drug loaded ocular coil
    Christian Bertens, OCDC
    A closer look into key factors for the delignification of lignocellulosic biomass
    Dannie van Osch, LIBERATE
  • 14:30
  • 15:15
    A novel implant to address the treatment gap for middle-aged patients with focal cartilage defects
    Maria Pastrama, SyCaP
    1,3-Cyclopentanediol: uses and limits in semi-crystalline polyesters
    Geert Noordzij, Horizontal
  • 15:35
    Geometrically Modified Arteriovenous Graft for Hemodialysis Patients - The Future XS-Graft
    Pamir Sawo, XS-GRAFT
    HiPerBiopol: Biobased opportunities in polyamide processing and performance improvement
    Jules Harings, HiPerBiopol
  • 15:55
    Polysaccharide based hydrospacer for treating cartilage defects
    Marco Mihajlovic, MimiCart
    The development of renewable thiol-yne ‘click’ networks based on modified lignin for resins applications
    Monika Jedrzejczyk, Lignin RICHES
  • 16:15
    Closing Ceremony & Awards


Parkhotel Horst
Tienrayseweg 2
5961 NL Horst
T: +31 (0)77 3976000
W: www.parkhotelhorst.nl

Bus Shuttle:

Tuesday 8 October
A shuttle bus to the train station ‘Horst-Sevenum’ and the venue will drive back and forth for 30 minutes before the event (08:00 – 08:30 AM) and 30 minutes after the event (18:15-18:45 PM).

Wednesday 9 October
A shuttle bus to the train station ‘Horst-Sevenum’ and the venue will drive back and forth for 30 minutes before the event (08:00 – 08:30 AM) and 30 minutes after the event (17:00-17:30 PM).


InSciTe project-members
Please note that this is a semi-open meeting and that all InSciTe work presented should be released via the publication release procedure before submission and presentation. Click the Guidelines button to read the instructions for submitting abstracts, presentations and posters.

External Partners
We would like to inform you in advance about the planning for submitting abstracts, presentations and posters. You will receive a Speakers Manual in July 2019 with all further information.


We offer different packages. Prices including VAT are:

Full Package (incl. diner & hotelroom)

8 October & 9 October, Single room       €250,00
8 October & 9 October, Double room       €200,00

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8 October & 9 October, incl. diner      €150,00
8 October & 9 October, without diner       €100,00
8 October – incl. diner         €100,00
8 October – excl. diner         €60,00
9 October       €60,00

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