Agenda - previous events
Second Health~Holland Regional Meeting
Strengthening national and regional collaboration in Life Sciences & Health.
On Tuesday 19 April, the second Health~Holland Regional Meeting took place. The meeting aimed to discuss national and regional collaboration and the role of Top Sector LSH in facilitating this.
The director of Top Sector’s executive office, Nico van Meeteren, started the meeting with a quiz on the Top Sector LSH. Jan Raaijmakers, chairman of Top Sector LSH, presented a short update on the latest activities and developments of the Top Sector. Then the participants engaged in a lively debate based on a number of statements. During the ‘Roundtrip Holland’ regional organisations pitched their regional best practices to inform Top Sector LSH about how it could help their initiatives to gain more momentum.
Nico van Meeteren: 'The Dutch life sciences and health regions were already positioned as the strongholds of the Top Sector. The yearly regional event provides means to demonstrate their elegant position, both national and international, and to make further arrangements to support each other.'
The attending regional organisations and Top Sector LSH are convinced that collaboration is essential for the success of the sector. Key issues addressed during the meeting were topics of regional and national concern, such as access to funding, (inter)national representation, collaboration and how to learn from each other’s experiences. The participants agreed that several activities within the regions overlap and so success stories must be exchanged in order to efficiently stimulate growth.
Currently Top Sector LSH is working on the follow-up of this meeting so that a more structured collaboration between regional and national LSH organisations can be realised.