BDP Course on Business Development

Are you responsible for business development or technology transfer within your organisation as business developer, entrepreneur of technology transfer officer? Do you want to deepen and broaden your business development knowledge, competences and network?

The BDP Course specifically aims at junior to mid-level BD professionals who are driven to expand their knowledge on the BD process and to strengthen their BD competences. Most BD professionals in this sector have a scientific background and are not trained to think and act commercially and to be business minded. During this intensive two-day course, experienced BD executives and experts will share their experiences and insights and provide practical tips concerning topics such as partner search, valuation, negotiation, legal aspects, deal structures and finance.

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BDP Course was held last in Amsterdam in 2018. The next edition is yet to be announced. Want to stay updated? Subscribe via our newsletter in the menu below on the left.

Testimonials from participants of previous editions:

''The BD course was very inspiring. My main take-home message is that ‘there is no “recipe” for Business Development’, but I certainly learned which ingredients and tools are useful to brew sustainable business deals. The course is highly recommended for future deal-makers.''

- Marco de Boer, CEO at NTrans Technologies

“This course is very successful because of the inspiring presentations given by the experienced speakers – who all shared different aspects of the versatile job of a business developer. The course provides many tools and insights to enable you to make business deals. I would certainly recommend this course!”
- Henny Bruinewoud, Sr Business Developer at Brightlands

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What you will gain from this course:

• More insight in the BD process as a whole.
• A better understanding of valuation and term sheets.
• More insight in various deal structures.
• Practical tips concerning negotiation.
• In-depth knowledge about contracts and legal aspects.
• Broadened your BD network.

Speakers, trainers & mentors past edition (2018)

Rob de Ree, NorthSea Therapeutics, BioGeneration Ventures, board member of various medtech companies
Hans Schikan, board member of various biotech companies
Martin Bakker, Biotech Training Facility
Carine van den Brink, AXON Lawyers
Eric Claassen, Free University of Amsterdam
Tim Knotnerus, AM-Pharma
Mona Moghimi, IMIHGOM
Hans Preusting, PreuConsult
Judith van der Zwan, Biotech Training Facility

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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.