Building Ecosystems in practice

Remembering my triumph at last year's WOIC where I received the prestigious "Best Open Innovation Practice" award, I’ve decided to give back to this vibrant community that has been such a source of inspiration and growth.

Together with Wim Vanhaverbeke I'm creating a value-packed Masterclass taking place the very next day after the conference. This Masterclass will have  an exclusive focus on sharing the award-winning open innovation practices and insights that marked my journey towards receiving this distinctive recognition.

The best part? To honor my award and express gratitude, I've decided to offer this Masterclass at a significantly accessible price point.

November 11, 2023 | Radisson Hotel, Bilbao

Special rate for WOIC2023 participants available



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Last year, I had the incredible opportunity to share one of my biggest projects with the world at the World Open Innovation Conference.  I focused on the creation of Medvia—an innovation ecosystem for health tech which brought together over 100 organizations from diverse fields such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, digital electronics, medical devices, and, of course, universities, hospitals, and healthcare organizations.

Last year's paper & presentation could not go into all details, hence I've created a full day masterclass to share even more insights.

“I have seen many companies struggling with open innovation in the last two decades.  Mastering open innovation is not trivial and requires a clear understanding of the objectives and tools to  be successful.“

Masterclass Program


Welcome at 9.00 AM  

Morning session:  

  • Welcome
  • From collaborative innovation to ecosystem orchestration – Wim Vanhaverbeke
  • Building ecosystems in practice - do’s & don’ts – Piet Verhoeve
  • Establishing engaged ecosystem partners with smooth interaction – Piet Verhoeve

Lunch 12.30 PM 

Afternoon session

  • Case exercise for negotiation between start ups and large companies - Wim Vanhaverbeke
  • IPR – Piet Verhoeve

Closing 4.00 PM

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“My approach to building ecosystems succeeded where previous attempts failed. Creating Medvia was intense yet fun to do, winning the award was the proverbial cherry on the cake.

I'm looking forward to share my approach in more detail during the masterclass so more people acquire these skills.“

What to expect

Valuable Networking

Meet other fellow professionals who share your passion and dedication to cultivating innovation ecosystems. Exchange experiences, ideas, and potential collaborations.

Enlightening Discussions

Piet Verhoeve and Wim Vanhaverbeke, both authorities in their field, will guide in-depth discussions concerning the most effective strategies and tactics to establish successful ecosystems. 

Revolutionary Ideas

Gear up to be inspired by a dose of visionary ideas that could potentially reshape the way you perceive and construct business ecosystems.

"The masterclass is a once in a lifetime special offer for WOIC participants only. The combination of high value and low cost is my way to thank the WOIC community for last years award."


"I loved the meta view which Piet presented: looking at bringing people together in a way not a lot of people are doing in this world."

4.7 / 5

Each training we received great feedback scores from the participants trainings, resulting in an overall score of 4.7 / 5.


"Piet & Wim are clearly experts that combine lots of practical experience with academic insights which they can translate into useful learnings and how-to guidelines."


Planning to participate to WOIC23 and not yet registered?
No problem: proof of your WOIC23 participation to access our special rate is only needed by Nov 8, 2023.

November 11, 2023 | Radisson Hotel, Bilbao

Special rate for WOIC2023 participants available

Proof of your WOIC23 participation to access our special rate is not needed when registering now, please provide it by Nov 8, 2023. 

Secure your spot

Date & timing:

Day after WOIC23

11 November 2023 

9AM to 4 PM 


Radisson Hotel, Bilbao