TAP BioBusiness - About us

Developing the next generation of BioBusiness leaders in Life Sciences & Health

TAP BioBusiness is developed in the context of the HELIS (HEalth and LIfe Sciences) Academy. HELIS Academy is a consortium of 10 public and private partners from the Netherlands and Flanders that strive to optimize the Life Sciences & Health cluster in those countries. The project focusses on developing and offering innovative training programmes to better prepare students and young professionals for the labour market by training them in skills that are in demand.

HELIS Academy will provide training programmes in the following domains:
1. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP);
2. Evidence Based Testing;
3. Data Analysis and Stewardship;
4. Business Development;
5. Technology and Life Sciences;
6. Product and Process Design.

HELIS Academy is financed by the Interreg V-programme Flanders-Netherlands, the cross-border collaboration programme with financial support from the European Fund for Regional Development. More information: www.grensregio.eu. Furthermore, the project is co-financed by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
TAP BioBusiness is founded by Hyphen Projects, lead partner for the domain Business Development of the HELIS Academy, in collaboration with flanders.bio.

Hyphen Projects is a specialized event management company with expertise and a track record in developing and organizing high-level courses, conferences and fairs for the Dutch and Belgium Life Sciences sector. These include a.o. BioBusiness Summer School, BDP Course for Business Development, Innovation for Health and BCF Career Event.

flanders.bio is a dynamic, member driven organisation with currently more than 350 members from Belgium and abroad. We help our members to create value by organising Networking and Training Activities, supporting Internationalisation, providing Services and building Expertise. flanders.bio and its members want to be the proud advocates of a reputable global-impact ecosystem in life sciences.


Haifen Hu, Hyphen Projects
Programme Director TAP BioBusiness

Remco Jongkind, Hyphen Projects
Programme Manager TAP BioBusiness

Janine Kooistra, Hyphen Projects
Operational Management TAP BioBusiness


Join the community of BDP Life Sciences of Business Development professionals and Business leaders in Life Sciences & Health. Through our programmes you will connect with fellow participants, our speakers, coaches and alumni. Also connect with us online via LinkedIn.


Contribute to the development of future business leaders in Life Sciences & Health by becoming a speaker, mentor or sponsor of our programmes. Contact us to discuss the possibilities via info[at]bdplifesciences.com. 


Are you looking for a Business Development professional? Our partner PRIMER BioBusiness is specialised in the recruitment of commercial talent for the Life Sciences. Whether you need new talent, experienced professional ar an executive to lead your company, contact us to start your search.