Turning innovations into true business success requires strategic insight and hands-on support from a diverse range of disciplines. 

With a hands-on and interdisciplinary approach, &INNOVATE supports businesses and investment firms that are active in:

  • Consumer health/ digital health

  • Healthcare IT 

  • Medical technology

  • Medical diagnostics

  • Pharma/biotech

&INNOVATE focuses on:

  • Innovation strategy and innovation management

  • Business strategy

  • International business development & licensing

  • Partnership & fundraising

  • Interim-management

  • Executive training & executive coaching

Joris Bokkes is the founding director of &INNOVATE. He is an innovation & business expert with over 10 years of international working experience at start-ups, scale-ups, established SMEs and large corporates in the Life Sciences & Health Tech industries. 

Within the projects of &INNOVATE, Joris takes on various roles, ranging from strategy consultant and business development manager, to interim executive and innovation manager. He manages multidisciplinary project teams, consisting of employees of the client organization and people within the network of &INNOVATE.


Depending on the specific needs of each project, &INNOVATE involves additional experts – both functional and clinical – as well as financial partners from our network.

If desired, the client organization is introduced to relevant investment firms and companies in the network of &INNOVATE.

Besides client projects, Joris is regularly asked to provide expert advice on specific industry trends and innovation-related matters to investment banks, PE/VC firms and large corporates. He also works as a business mentor at Holland US Bridge, which aims to enable Dutch SMEs in the Life Sciences and MedTech industries to enter the US market.


As a business mentor, Joris provides strategic advice and hands-on support to not only successfully commercialize medical products and technologies in the USA, but also raise capital from VC/PE-firms, and/or Corporate Venture Capital departments that are based the USA. 

Joris holds an M.S. degree in Applied Physics and an M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Twente (The Netherlands). He attended executive education programs at Harvard Business School (Finance for Senior Executives) and Berkeley Haas School of Business (Venture Capital Executive Program).


Joris currently follows a non-executive board program at Hemingway Professional Governance in Amsterdam.

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Business Development, Innovation Management and Strategy Consultancy in Life Sciences & HealthTech.

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Commercial Register No. 76550346

The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce

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&INNOVATE is affiliated with the branch organization OOA (The Dutch Association of Management Science Practitioners and Management Consultants)

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