Leiden Bio Science Park

Last updated: 13.02.2014

Address: Leiden Bio Science Park Foundation
Poortgebouw Noord
Rijnsburgerweg 10
2333 AA Leiden ,Netherlands

Tel: + 31 (0)71 524 7555

Web: http://www.leidenbiosciencepark.nl/

Company description

Leiden Bio Science Park is the leading life sciences cluster in the Netherlands and ranks among the top five most successful science parks in Europe. It is fully dedicated to biomedical life sciences and offers opportunities for both start-ups and established companies.

Products and services

The Leiden Bio Science Park is a well-equipped knowledge cluster with a large concentration of life science businesses, knowledge institutions and educational facilities, all supported by local, regional and national governments.

Dutch support for life sciences

The city of Leiden, the Province of South-Holland and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs consider the Leiden Bio Science Park to be the life science hotspot of the Netherlands.
The life science sector remains high on Leiden’s municipal agenda, as it is a key to economic growth, employment and education. It is also supported at national level and by the EU.

EU chooses life science

Within the European Union (EU), life science represents an important pillar of the ambitious so-called Lisbon strategy, which was set out by the European Council in 2000. The strategy aims to make the EU the most competitive economy in the world and to achieve full employment by 2010. The EU supports the sector financially and has improved the life science business climate.

Dutch business climate excellent for life science

The Dutch government recognizes the economic value of life science and its potential for solving important global health issues. The ministry of Economic Affairs has supported the sector financially in the past few years and provided facilities via dedicated programs like ‘Biopartner’. In 2004, the government’s ‘Action Plan for Life Science’ simplified legislation to improve the business climate for life science. It is now considered one of the best in Europe.

Leiden – life meets science

To further strengthen Leiden’s bio-cluster, the local and regional governments, the relevant educational and research institutions and the business community have committed themselves to an action program under the motto Leiden – life meets science. This sets the agenda for the coming years and provides a basis for implementation and coordination of projects with financiers and governments

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