shiftN’s Philippe Vandenbroeck was one of the keynote speakers at a Round Table on Autonomy, Innovation and Vulnerability, organized by the Ghent University and the Artevelde University College Ghent. Additional contributions were offered by Prof. Koen Kas and by Barbara Weyn and Roger Lemmens (from KULeuven and iMinds respectively). The debate was moderated by Ann Peuteman, editor at Knack magazine. The focus of the round table discussion was on the ethical and social implications of innovations in health care. Philippe’s contribution centered on the insights from the patient-driven innovation project that shiftN achieved in 2014 for the Flemish Patient Platform, in participation with their colleagues at Pars Pro Toto.