Dutch Life Sciences Conference, the life sciences business network event in the Netherlands

Home to more than 2,500 innovative life sciences and health companies and organizations—including Genmab, Galapagos, Johnson & Johnson, Astellas, and Medtronic—the Netherlands hosts one of the most concentrated life sciences regions in the world. World-class health and research institutes are present, including 12 research universities, 82 hospitals—eight of which are university medical centers—and a number of public-private partnerships between science, industry and government.  This infrastructure results in the clinical adoption of therapeutics, technological innovations and a large start-up community.

The Dutch Life Sciences Conference is hosted by organisations and companies whose mission is to help realising the further development and growth of the Dutch life sciences industry. The business oriented conference provides attendees with an excellent opportunity to network and share ideas with the aim of creating new partnerships. Trends and developments are being addressed by industry experts, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

The 12th edition of the Dutch Life Sciences Conference on November 24, 2016 in Leiden, will feature a special programme for start-ups. The programme consists of plenary sessions and workshops, an investors forum, active networking possibilities, Business Support lounge and an information market.

Leiden Bio Science Park

The 12th edition of the Dutch Life Sciences Conference will be held at the Leiden Bio Science Park (LBSP). This largest life sciences cluster in the Netherlands is home to drug development companies in all phases of the value chain as well as top academic R&D institutes from Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). LBSP is also home to MedTech companies, companies providing services in drug development and companies delivering dedicated business services.

It features high-tech companies working in the fields of industrial biotech, green biotech, space, water management and research equipment. Your conference participation is an excellent opportunity to discover all the exciting things LBSP has to offer.

Participate in the Business Game!

During the conference, a challenging Life Science Business Game will be organised. Iventus and Health~Holland hereby invite representing teams from the Dutch Life Sciences parks to participate. The teams will be challenged on questions like: how to achieve a great global position? How to shape perfect collaboration between businesses, research institutes and universities?

A team consists of 5 members including a cluster representative, an entrepreneur, a
technology transfer officer, a life science starter and a student. The business game is part of the conference and scheduled during the conference programme between 08:00 - 11:00.

If you'd like to participate in the business game, please contact Miranda de Regt

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