Knowledge for Growth 2021 (by

Knowledge for Growth is Europe’s finest life sciences conference, taking place from 27 to 29 September both online and live in Ghent, Belgium. The on-site exhibition takes place in ICC Ghent on September 28th, while the virtual exhibition is part of the online conference platform that will open one full week beforehand. Offering exhibitors an extended visibility and additional possibilities.

The conference features an exciting programme providing vital insight into the global life sciences’ landscape, matchmaking, a trade fair, academic showcases and more!

On September 27, academic researchers working on a research project within the broad spectrum of life sciences, i.e. healthcare, agriculture and food or industrial applications, can present their research to all attendees. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS = ENDED

The cream of the European life sciences community will be attending’s annual Knowledge for Growth business conference, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and MedTech, agricultural and chemical industries, as well as investors, universities, first-rate research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. Join them for the 17th edition by registering at

? Flanders Vaccine will be hosting the breakout session Vaccines and Pandemics in the track  ‘Preventive Medicine’.

How can we be better prepared for the next pandemic or possibly prevent it?

Prof. Johan Neyts will give an introductory presentation looking at the current COVID-19 pandemic, the status of the current vaccination coverage and the way forward. During the debate, the impact of the current pandemic, the innovative developments that it has brought with it and the challenges for the future will be discussed (with focus on vaccines, diagnostics and antivirals).

Date: September 28th 2021
Time: 12:30 – 13:30

Hosted by Nesya Goris, CDO & Co-Founder – Virovet

Speakers / panellists:

  • Joris Vandeputte, President – IABS
  • Mathieu Ghadanfar, CMO – Ziphius Vaccines
  • Hugo Van Heuverswyn, CEO – BioMaric
  • Johan Neyts, Professor – KU Leuven