As a corporate partner, you are invited to several networking events:

  • At our annual Friends of Vlerick Evening, we give the floor to an internationally renowned speaker who addresses a ‘hot’ management topic. It is also an ideal opportunity to meet our other corporate partners and exchange ideas on how to develop your company or business.
  • At our annual research event, we share the insights gained from a research project conducted in collaboration with one of our Prime Foundation Partners. This event – known as the Prime Foundation Partners Council – will be revamped in 2016.

Check the upcoming networking events for our corporate partners.

  1. Value-based healthcare: what will you reimburse?

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    A new partnership has recently been created within the Vlerick Healthcare Management Centre. As Prime Foundation Partner, Medtronic wants to support innovative research into value-based healthcare over the next three years. This will be focused on the care pathway for scoliosis surgery. “Medtronic wants to come up with solutions to the challenges faced in healthcare. Our aim is to do this through partnerships with experts in their field”, Olivia Natens, Country Director at Medtronic Belgium explains.

  2. Value scan of a care pathway

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    One of the new financing models that is exciting considerable interest in the healthcare sector is value-based healthcare. In order to obtain a better overview of the value created by and the costs of a treatment, you no longer look at each individual contribution, but at the patient’s entire care pathway, from diagnosis to follow-up. The care pathway that Vlerick, KU Leuven, UZ Leuven and Medtronic are subjecting to a ‘value scan’ is scoliosis surgery.

  3. Belgian companies more frequently taken over by foreign players

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    In contrast to a decreasing trend on the international mergers and acquisitions market in 2016, the Belgian M&A market has experienced further growth, particularly with regard to medium-sized and smaller deals. The demand exceeds the supply. Although transaction prices are rising, they are still acceptable. Anyone wishing to sell a profitable business these days can easily find a buyer. This can be explained by the fact that bank financing has become easier, as well as increased interest by foreign players in Belgian companies.

  4. What if a storm hits us?

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    The recent globalisation and digitalisation wave has brought numerous business enterprises into persistently turbulent waters, shaking them to their very foundations. One thing is clear: things have to change, and soon, too. But if a new course is to be charted, where should it point? To provide an effective answer to this question, PwC recently concluded a Prime Foundation Partnership focusing on ‘strategy in times of turbulence’. In the next few months, Vlerick will be asking six PwC customers ‘in full turbulence’ about their strategy. Read on for an interview with Axel Smits, Chairman of PwC Belgium, and Dean Marion Debruyne.

Interested in becoming a partner?

For more information contact Maureen O’Hare, Corporate Development Manager
Maureen.ohare@vlerick .com
+32 476 66 76 61

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