Program management

Program Management

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Marianne van der Steen maastrichtuniversity_2016
Academic Director

Marianne van der Steen is Professor at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University (MERLN). Since 2006, she has been involved as consultant, business developer and coach in life sciences start-ups in the Netherlands and Belgium. Marianne is the director of RegMed XB, a regenerative medicine translational institute focused on the development of patient solutions and start-ups.

kleuver_greetje_deGreetje de Kleuver oost-nl_2017
Program Director

Greetje holds a MA in Law from Leiden University. She is Projectmanager Foreign Investments and Trade in Life Sciences & Health for Oost NL. Here she helps Life Science companies thrive and expand their business. Within the Global Scale-up Program she represents the interests of the eastern Netherlands and is closely involved in te program coordination and the US venture tour.


healthholland_2015herben_chretienChrétien Herben
Valorisation Manager

Chrétien holds a PhD in OptoElectronics from Delft University. He founded ThreeFive Photonics. For the past 10 years he has shared his entrepreneural experiences in coaching cleantech and life sciences startups and scale-ups. Additionally, he founded the lifesciences@work accelerator, which is currently part of Health-Holland.

Haifen Hu hyphenlogonew
Operational Director


Haifen Hu holds a MSc in Biotechnology from Wageningen University. She is the founder and director of Hyphen Projects. For the past 13 years she has set up and organised conferences, events, summer schools and courses for the Life Sciences & Health sector. Before she worked as Project Manager and Manager Entrepreneurship & Education for BioPartner Network.

Remco Jongkind hyphenlogonew
Operational Program Manager


Manon de Jong
Operational Project Manager



Bianca Debets maastrichtuniversity_2016
Program Coordinator