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Marc Dechamps

Co-Academic Director, Solvay BSEM

Marc Dechamps is a biologist with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry dating back more than 35 years. During his career, he has worked for corporate pharma companies including GSK & ViiVHealthcare, building his expertise in market development for new products, including infectious diseases, immunological disorders, oncology, CNS disorders and vaccines.

In 2016, Marc founded and became managing director of XMF consulting, a company which supports biotech and biopharma businesses with strategic advice and management leadership. He has also served as managing director of Delphi Genetics (CDMO) and interim CEO of eTheRNA Immunotherapies (mRNA biotech company).

Marc is CEO of Bioxodes, a phase 2a clinical stage biotech company since October 22, serves as President of the board of Investsud Tech (group InvestSud) and board member of HealthTech for Care (HT4C). Marc is also co-academic Director for the newly created advanced masters in biotech & medtech ventures at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management.

About the Solvay Adavanced Master in Biotech and Medtech Ventures:

The Advanced Master in Biotech & MedTech Ventures helps you develop the skill-set needed to manage early-stage, tech-driven companies. You will acquire a deep understanding of what it takes to develop an innovative idea into a market-ready product, how to attract the necessary funding, and how to build a successful business from both a strategic and an organisational perspective.

This programme welcomes recent Master’s or PhD graduates and junior professionals from all disciplines, with an entrepreneurial spirit and the ambition to acquire the in-depth knowledge and business acumen needed to take on a (C-level) executive role in an early-stage Biotech or MedTech company.

The Advanced Master’s programme allows you to gain extensive, hands-on experience in interactive classes taught by industry experts, as well as in a real-life setting through an internship and capstone project.

More details here.


Focus on talents creation

Location Einstein ABC Room Start / end time 9:50 am to 10:10 am

The fight for talents has been raging for a few years now, especially with regards to very specialized profiles destined to fill in the more and more demanding requirements of the industry.

During this discussion, we will focus on recent academic and post graduate programs to create or further develop the talents of tomorrow, along with new initiatives that are carried out in our country.

We will also hear what were the approaches to capture and incorporate the needs of the industry to get a perfect match between the industry and future candidates.