ECTS certificate

Participants who successfully finish the course receive an official certificate, signed by Ghent University, that states that the participant successfully finished the course, equal to 6 ECTS credits.

Course Content

Module 1: Innovation Processes

Module 2: Value Propostion

Module 3: Product / Service

Module 4: Business Model

Module 5: Pitching


The following topics are covered in the program: Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Double Loop Model, User Centered Design, Defining Subchallenges, Riskiest Assumption, Customer Discovery, Persona’s, Value Proposition, Competition, Health Playing Field, Prototype, Landing Page, MVP, Proof of Concept, Product Development, IP, GDPR & Data Privacy, Business Model, Differentiation, Basic Economics, Finance, Lean Pricing, Pitching, Storytelling, Regulations CE/FDA, Clinical Trials, …


Career perspectives

The skills, knowledge & mindset that participants gain during the program offer different career options.

Participants can start their own start-up based on the idea and business model they have worked on during the program. They can get access to accelerator programs offered by the partners of the program, receiving support and guidance in their further developments.

Participants can also continue as an intrapreneur within (their) health organization(s), developing new ideas, creating impact & improving healthcare as a whole.

Course Structure


Each participant works in a multidisciplinairy team on a real-life Healthcare challenge. The online modules as well as the onsite weekends support participants on their journey to find solutions and to define a business model for their ideas.

Online modules

Every module consist of:

  • Specific theory & individual study materials
  • Group assignments which are linked to the challenge

In module 2, 3, 4 & 5 participants will receive additional online coaching from Ghent University to take their ideas to the next level.


Due to the corona measures the kick-off and closing weekend will be organized online. This means that participants will be able to follow the complete program online and travels to Ghent are no longer nessecary. 


Kickoff weekend

During the kickoff weekend participants will join workshops, inspirational visits, have their first team meetings, …

This first weekend also contains a fieldtrip to Rotterdam with a workshop at the Create4Care program from Erasmus MC Rotterdam. Travel from Ghent to Rotterdam and workshop costs are included in the H-Impact price.

Due to the corona measures the kick-off  weekend will be organized online, including the workshop at the Create4Care program. 

Closing weekend

During the closing weekend participants will join workshops and will pitch their ideas and progress for a professional jury. They will also participate in the professional network event “Share the Impact”, organized by Roche on the 7th of December 2020.

Due to the corona measures the closing weekend will be organized online, including the “Share the Impact” event. 


Application deadline

14 June 2020

DO! is the center for student entrepreneurship at Ghent University. We are the first point of contact for every University student who is thinking about starting his/her own venture, as well as a springboard towards other entrepreneurial organizations and initiatives in the ecosystem.