In Denmark, the Dutch health delegation consisting of 19 companies visited several large-scale hospital construction projects. The Rigshospitalet and Hvidovre Hospital, Bispebjerg Hospital were visited, as well as the Bomi-Parken Elderly Care facility. During these visits the delegation gained in-depth information about the hospital projects and met with the project directors. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima took part in the visit to Bispebjerg Hospital and interacted with the Dutch delegation and their Danish counterparts to discuss the challenges of the Bispebjerg Hospital project and Dutch innovative healthcare solutions.
Healthcare Mission with the Royal Couple
From 17 to 20 March, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Dutch Representation in Denmark and Germany in cooperation with Task Force Health Care and FME, organized a Healthcare Mission to Denmark (17-18 March) and Northern Germany (19-20 March) for the Dutch Life Sciences & Health sector. This mission ran parallel to the State Visit of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima to Denmark and their working visit to Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg in Northern Germany. The King and Queen took part in some parts of the mission programmes.
In Germany, 24 Dutch organisations formed the delegation that took part in a health programme that focused on medical high-technology and systems. OEM company Dräger was visited together with the royal couple. During the networking event at Dräger, the Dutch delegation members and German potential partners from the region discussed together with His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima about how the Germans and the Dutch can combine knowledge and expertise for effective and (cost-)efficient solutions for the healthcare challenges we face today and in the future. The delegation also visited Philips Healthcare located at the renowned Röntgenstraße in Hamburg, which today still is a major research and production facility.
- Economic Mission to the United States
1-5 June 2015
Healthy Ageing: Shared Challenges - Smart Solutions.
Led by Minister Schippers (Chicago) and DG Foreign Economic Affairs Simon Smits (Detroit and Grand rapids). Parellel with a visit of the royal couple to the United States.
For more information see www.rvo.nl
- Economic Misson to India
4-6 June 2015
Economic mission with Minister-president Mark Rutte and Minister of Foreign trade and Development Aid and Secretary State Sharon Dijksma (Economic Affairs)
For more information see www.rvo.nl
Bio International Convention 2015
From 15 June to 18 June, the BIO International Convention (BIO) takes place in Philadelphia. The BIO is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry and attracts the biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering opportunities and provides insights and inspiration on major trends affecting the industry. Each year, 20.000 to 25.000 delegates attend BIO.
A number of activities will be organized in advance of and during BIO, all aiming to present the Netherlands as an attractive breeding ground for Life Sciences and to provide networking opportunities for Dutch BIO attendees as well as their business partners. Mark the activities in your agenda and invite your network to join us!
- Monday 15 June: Welcome @BIO Reception. Location, time and program will follow soon.
- Tuesday 16 June – Thursday 18 June: Health~Holland Pavilion @BIO (Booth #3901). The Pavilion provides information about the Dutch Life Sciences & Health sector and is the central meeting point for Dutch delegates and their business partners.
- Wednesday 17 June, 5.00 – 6.30pm: Drinks at the Health~Holland Pavilion. Have a drink at the Pavilion and perhaps you’ll win the beautiful orange bike! Program will follow soon.
- Wednesday 17 June: The Netherlands “BIO Innovation Hubs” pitch. A 15 minute presentation to convince the BIO delegates that the Netherlands is the place to be for Life Sciences & Health. Time and location will follow soon.
The activities above are a result of the joint efforts of Top sector Life Science & Health, the Dutch Ambassy in Washington, the Dutch bio-regions and HollandBIO, the Dutch biotech industry association.
Please contact HollandBIO’s Wouter Strijker for more information.