About 2018-07-05T07:21:33+00:00

My Story

Koen Kas is a healthcare visionary driven by the aim to make healthcare delightful, personalised, and ultimately preventive. He published his vision in 2 books. ‘Sick no more’ describes how we will transition from reactive sickcare to pro-active healthcare. ‘Your guide to Delight’ is a roadmap towards Creating health, dealing with change, introducing our personal Digital Twin.
As founding CEO of Healthskouts and Partner at Healthstartup (a social network of novel health companies), he ideates & facilitates innovative disruptions in healthcare, organises hackatons, and creates novel digital health startups. Koen serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of a numerous life sciences companies & investors. He has over 200 international keynotes under his belt, including for many Fortune 500 companies.

“Make Healthcare delightful, personalised, and ultimately preventive”

With Healthskouts, he helps corporates to unlock unknown unknowns, via an expert-curated, self-learning newsletter with innovation & business development suggestions & insights. These sprout from the latest research & technology breakthroughs, emerging startups, design ideas & business models from within & outside of healthcare. Healthskouts is developing Baseline Health, a datascience tool that based on any real world data available which can be linked to healthy lifespan (lifestyle, environment, omics), aims to start making sense of what digital health & genomics tools try to tell us monitoring our health.

Koen is guest professor Molecular Oncology at the University of Ghent, Belgium, and chairs the scientific committee of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation. He is editor of the mHealth Journal & the European Journal of Cancer Prevention.

Before, Koen spent 15 years in Executive positions at 4 leading biotech companies, combining that with academic cancer and omics research. As CSO Oncology of Thrombogenics he helped spin out Oncurious, which recently obtained it’s IND to start clinical trials with a pediatric brain tumour drug. Koen was earlier founding CEO & CSO of Pronota, a protein biomarker company committed to better diagnosis and personalized medicine in the areas of ovarian cancer, preeclampsia, cardio-renal failure & sepsis. He was, prior to that Director drug discovery at Galapagos, one of the leading European life-sciences companies. Previously, he set up and directed the Cancer drug discovery program at Tibotec (now Johnson & Johnson).

“The future is no longer about being sick

He received his PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Antwerp where he also obtained a degree in Business Administration. In 1999 he was appointed professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium and lecturer at Harvard University, Boston, USA. He is author of over 60 publications in international journals in the field of cancer, biomarkers, human genomics and proteomics. He authored over 20 patents and patent applications. He is a member of different scientific societies and received prestigious awards from NATO and the Collen Research Foundation and from the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences and the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine.
He started his career at the Center of Human Genetics in Leuven, elucidating the molecular basis of salivary gland tumors and the hereditary endocrine tumor syndrome MEN1.

Some of the companies I worked with

Current Projects

Healthskouts

Healthskouts inspires any healthcare stakeholder to delight its customer.
Thereto, we provide you access to an expert-curated newsletter with innovation & business development suggestions & insights. These sprout from the latest research & technology breakthroughs, emerging startups, design ideas and business models from within & outside of healthcare.

Healthskouts is also developing Baseline Health, a datascience tool that based on any real world data available which can be linked to healthy lifespan (lifestyle, environment, omics), aims to start making sense of what digital health & genomics tools try to tell us monitoring our health. 

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JRKK

Fashiontech queen Jasna Rokegem and myself, announced more than just their partnership (“JRKK”) December 2017. They already invite you to visit their first seminar at the And& Summit & Festival in Leuven, May 3, 2018. We are convinced that the marriage between  FashTech and HealthTech allow us to create completely novel interfaces and solutions. Stay tuned to experience how connecting the dots between totally different worlds is the way to shape a future where sickcare turns healthcare !
To book Koen & Jasna as a duo click here

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Healthstartup

Healthstartup is a social network of novel health companies the place to find new startup opportunities, build your network and knowledge. 2749 members. 142 countries. 352 investors.

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Health House

I am an Ambassador to Health House.

Health House opens up new horizons in health technology by uniting health, high-tech and all the people around it. Providing hands-on interaction with cutting-edge technology and inspiration for research, business, and cooperations. Health House will turn every visit into a unique experience.

If you have novel technology you would like to showcase, please get in touch to discuss the power thereof.

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