Ingrid Maes

Ingrid Maes

Ingrid Maes

Managing Director - Inovigate

Ingrid Maes is co-Founder and Managing Director at Inovigate, a specialised strategy consulting firm, based in Basel, Switzerland and Antwerp, Belgium. Ingrid has 28 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device and life science sector, and 15 years of experience in international leadership roles at Alfa-Laval, Siemens and PwC. She is an expert in R&D, market access, commercial and regulatory compliance and bridges the scientific / technology world with the strategy and finance aspects of the business. Ingrid focuses on providing industry insight, market analysis, vision development, strategy formulation, business planning and business model re-alignment. She has conducted multiple business and corporate strategy projects on innovations, growth, profitability, new market, portfolio, externalisation and collaboration strategies. She brings insights into the future of the sector. She is a member of various think tanks and advised FDA and EMA on adoption of innovative technologies.

Ingrid Maes will give a presentation in the session "Future Platforms to DISCOVER", together with Daap Kooij:

The Health Generation Foundation, tackling the last mile in (digital) health research
– Call for creating a collaboration platform to access longitudinal data to generate health insights and enable health management solutions

The healthcare ecosystem is evolving from a disease treatment model to a prevention and early interception model. Several hurdles have been identified to realise personalised health, which is dependent on effective prevention and early intervention.

The Health Generation Foundation is an initiative that aims to create a novel and sustainable collaboration platform between stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem. It will leverage complementary expertise, science, technologies and a connected infrastructure to engage with healthy individuals and to gain health insights derived from longitudinal real world data and bio-repositories.

The model will be an open “platform” starting from existing initiatives with data that can be enriched with data from healthy volunteers/participants. This initiative will evolve towards a “self-propelling” initiative with a “healthy living cohort of engaged and connected individuals” donating personal health data and biological samples to advance science. In exchange, these engaged individuals receive newly generated knowledge and personalized health insights as well as potentially other benefits.


The Health Generation Foundation bridges currently missing links and promotes engagement, collaboration, community building and dialogue, based on a revisited ownership model and knowledge generation, to inform personalised healthy ageing (a healthy future and longer healthy life), for a Flanders without disease.

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