Healthcare Business Summit (Portugal)

Healthcare Business Summit (Portugal)

Event Date: 16 October 2019

The Portuguese biotech and life sciences ecosystem is living one of its most important and relevant years, with companies, merging, succeeding, and for the 4th year Portugal is hosting the
Web Summit in Lisbon. This Healthcare Business Summit is part of this momentum, that this time, together with Scandinavian and Baltic companies, will be an opportunity to develop new approaches, new businesses and concepts in life sciences and biotechnology.

Come and participate on the P-BIO Healthcare Business Summit and be part of this meeting to engage the Portuguese, Scandinavia and Baltic ecosystems. Companies will have opportunity to profit from this interaction and foster the opportunity to develop new approaches, new businesses and concepts in life sciences and biotechnology.

Participation is FREE.


Program will be held at INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory.
Avda. Mestre José Veiga s/n, Braga, Portugal

Program for Healthcare Business Summit

DAY 1- 16th October

15:00- 18:00

Key aspects and milestones for a successful scientific and clinical validation.

Regulatory and ISO Standards to take into account.

Nuno Sousa, ICVS/UMinho – Session coordinator

Regulatory – Natalie Schmidt, Pfizer

ISO Standards – Francisco Noronha, Bizaffairs

IND Enabling – Margarida Menezes Ferreira, Infarmed (TBC)

Clinical Validation Maria João Queiroz, Eurotrials

Visit to Clinical Academic Center – Hospital de Braga


Dinner – Celebration of 20 years of P-BIO

DAY 2- 17th October

9:15-9:30 Welcome

9:30- 10:00

From Inside Out – Leading SME companies in the XXIst century.
What should be expected from seed to product

Bruno Wohlschlegel – Merck Group


Key Elements for a successful inception and seed milestones

Venture Capital Professional (TBC)

10:30 – 11:30

Seed stage – Selected company presentation: Portugal, Scandinavia, Baltics (6 companies)

Moderator: Rita Marques, Portugal Venture

11:30 – 11:45  Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:30 

How to Kick-off

Debate – Panel Members:

Daniela Couto, Bio Generation; Filipe Pereira, Lund University;
Peter Vilax, Hovione Capital (TBC)

Moderator: António Murta, Pathena

12:30-14:00 Lunch


Opening Session

INL – Lars Montelius

P-BIO – Simão Soares

Minister of Economy (TBC)


Scandinavia and Baltics – region of innovation in life science lesson’s learned
Jaanus Pikani, Scanbal


Second session – Late stage Case show – Selected company presentation: Portugal, , Scandinavia, Baltics (6 Companies)

Moderator: Carlos Faro, Biocant

16:00 – 16:45

What should be expected from a Late stage company

Panel Members:

Nuno Arantes-Oliveira, 200M; Seppo Makinen, Vincent Linder;

Moderator: David Malta, P-BIO

17:00 Closing remarks and Visit to INL



Registration should be made until October 4th and there will be no charges for the participation of the companies. Participants should take care of travel and accommodation arrangements.

All companies participating are invited to join us on the dinner on October 16th to celebrate the 20th anniversary of P-BIO (separate registration, more info soon).

ScanBalt members: