Stop wasting effort on non engaged consortia

Finding the right partners for a project can be a real hassle. How do you define what you need, track them down, and get them on board? It's tough to keep them fully engaged. Sometimes, partners don't contribute as expected, leaving you to write the project solo. Even worse, they might drop out just before the deadline, wasting all your hard work.

These issues signal that your prep phase might need some fine-tuning.

But don't worry, you can learn to nail this process effortlessly.

August 21-22, 2024 | Ghent

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Building Collaborative Consortia 

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2 day masterclass

During the masterclass sessions, you and like-minded participants will learn the step-by-step approach to get into the right mind set and to use tools for creating smart collaboration. Contrary to common belief in business, successful collaboration does not start with the signing of the contract; it starts during the first contact and continues during the building of the consortium, the partnerships, and the collaboration proposal. Our Win-Win-methodology is a specific method to build partnerships and collaboration, it maximises your chances for successful collaboration with results.

Geert Van Wonterghem

"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."

Lomme Deleu

"The concept of non-trivial trivialities seems trivial but is essential and very powerful when you apply it in practice."

Building Collaborative Consortia Masterclass

Expert teaching and hands on practicing
based on theory and large practical experience

What you will learn & practice 

Proven Strategies

To find collaboration opportunities using information already available in your organisation

Finding Partners

Make the difference between stakeholders, subcontractors and partners. How to approach missing or surplus partners.

Use diversity as a strength

You will learn to identify and utilize the differences in people’s strengths to build a strong partnership team that delivers great results

Detect & avoid pitfalls

Use our vast experience to your advantage and discover common pitfalls an d how to avoid them for your partnerships 

Win Win Goals

Don't settle for compromises, define win win goals; create space for all partner goals a while meeting your own goals 

Interaction styles

to adapt your communication approach using the PCM framework for more effective interaction with your partners and team. 


Deploy the proven win win methodology and tools to set up your partnerships, consortium goals and see the project structure.

Real situations

Practice to turn around potentially negative conversations and situations into positive actions. Know how to connect to and motivate everyone in his or her individual way

IPR models

Different partnership models to protect your intellectual property and approaches for negotiating.


"All tools presented were explained with real cases, very insightful"


"Many insights, tips and tools to use in practice"


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


We kickoff the masterclass with a one hour online session to present you the outline of the course and encourage you to bring your own project to the course. So you can do the exercises on content that is relevant for you.

For the 2 physical days, we open the doors at 8:30, start at 9:30 and continue until 17:00. Coffee breaks and lunch are foreseen. All training days foresee sufficient time to work on real use cases and interact with participants based on your experiences.

After the course we schedule an additional 1-1 follow up session with you to help you further in deploying the learnt skill set.



KMOportefeuille support availble 

Ticket 2 day masterclass

Online Kickoff session

One hour 1-1 follow up

Book Win-Winnovation (NL/ENG)

Course material

Lunch & coffee breaks




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KMOportefeuille support availble

Ticket 2 day masterclass

Online Kickoff session

One hour 1-1 follow up

Book Win-Winnovation (NL/ENG)

Course material

Lunch & coffee breaks

Personal PCM profile

Personal growth plan for win win interaction 

3 x one hour personalised follow up sessions

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Building Collaborative Consortia Masterclass

Meet the trainers

Piet Verhoeve

Expert in Smart Collaboration

He gained experience from both the corporate side as CTO of¬†Televic¬†and from the academic side as director ICON at iMinds/imec. That experience was bundled in the book Win-Winnovation, which was awarded the best book in the ‚ÄúLearn & Development‚ÄĚ category. He launched the successful co-creation hub Hangar K in Kortrijk and founded his¬†own company¬†Origanius¬†that helps organizations to innovate and grow faster through smart collaboration.¬†Last year¬†he¬†kickstarted the new crossover ecosystem Medvia that brings together 100+ companies to innovate in¬†biotech, digital¬†& medical technologies.¬†For this he received the Best Open Innovation Award at the World Open Innovation Conference in 2022.

After his engineering studies at the KU Leuven, Piet obtained a PhD at Ghent University, a period during which he gained a lot of experience in European projects. Piet  is a guest professor at Ghent University. In his scarce spare time, he supports all kinds of initiatives that make young people enthusiastic about technical or scientific studies (STEM, Coderdojo).

Claire Van de Velde

Certified trainer PCM

Claire Van de Velde obtained a PhD in Biology at Ghent University in 1989. She has gained experiences as science policy advisor in different organisations (e.g. VLIR, VRWB) and the cabinet of several Flemish government ministers of science and innovation. In 1995 Claire became head of the Research Policy Department at Ghent University, in charge of project acquisition, management and tech transfer. In 2004 Claire was co-responsible for the establishment of the research institute IBBT (later iMinds), the cooperation agreements with universities and imec, and the development of new project types for industry and non-profit partners.

Next to her current position as senior policy advisor to the vicerector of Ghent University, Claire is active as an independent certified trainer and coach to support people in organizations to connect to each other and to themselves. Thus, enabling higher performance while being happier. She has trained and coached more than 1000 persons in Belgium and abroad on the Process Communication Model¬ģ. It teaches you very effectively how to adapt your communication style to the preferences of others, in order to draw the better off every conversation, even in stressful situations and in conflicts.

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Building Collaborative Consortia - August 2024

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Dates & timing

The masterclass is organised as a set of 2 live training days in Ghent region. We start at 9:30 and end at 17:00

  • August¬†20 - Kickstart (online session)
  • August¬†21 - Win Win Collaboration (full day)
  • August¬†22 - Win Win Interaction (full day)
  • Personal follow up session during 3 months following the training (online)