Maastricht E-Lab

The entrepreneurial health sciences professional provides an additional perspective on how to operate as a professional within the field of health. Introduction to the processes through which entrepreneurial behaviour can result in meaningful innovations.

The E-lab in Maastricht consists of two parts:

–          Part I: organizational and managerial perspectives related to healthcare services (April-May ’18).

–          Part II: entrepreneurial perspectives related to healthcare services (May-June ‘18).

–          Part III: a business development (pre-incubation) trajectory (july-Nov. ’18).

 The aim of the e-lab is to stimulate the development of entrepreneurial competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) and to let learners experience the importance of enterpreneurial competencies in healthcare setting of the 21st century.

Throughout the E-lab learners work in study teams on potential healthcare services. They start by exploring basic concepts of organization and management to understand how healthcare organizations operate (part I). Building on this knowledge, learners are invited to think and act differently by persueing an entrepreneurial approach (part II). Learners look for real-life challenges related to healthy living and aging to maximize motivation for developing (disruptive) solutions. At the end of part II each study team is to pitch their developed service value proposition to a panel of external professionals in a Dragons’ Den format. As an experiment, the winning team is coached to take their design to a next step: a business development (pre-incubation) trajectory (part III)