• West Holland - The leading
    life sciences & health
    cluster in the Netherlands

Explore the West Holland life sciences & health cluster

With the arrival of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in Amsterdam in the spring of 2019, the life sciences & health cluster in the Netherlands is expected to grow significantly. Find out more about the excellent business environment in West Holland, a unique delta region with…

EMA-west-holland-leading universities3 acclaimed universities and 2 academic medical centers

NeCEN EMAexcellent office and research facilities, available for companies

ema-leiden-bio-science-park-employees-80>6,000 students in life sciences & health related curricula

ema-lEIDEN-BIOSCIENCE-PARK-MULTI-TENANT-BUILDINGS4oo life sciences & health startups, scale-ups and mature SME

The Leiden-Rotterdam-Delft-The Hague region is home to world class (academic) research institutes and a unique cluster of life sciences & health businesses and medical technology companies. This diversity has proven to be the ideal foundation for innovative entrepreneurship within West Holland life sciences & health ecosystem and offers an excellent pool of talent. Among the many fields of expertise represented in our region, we have a particularly outstanding reputation in 6 distinctive fields:

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Personalised
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Translational drug discovery & development

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Regenerative medicine

Digital medicine & medical technology

Clinical trials and cohort studies

Clinical trials & Cohort studies

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy

The genius in our region is fueled by five excellent knowledge institutes

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Erasmus Medical Center
Delft University of Technology

…and is supported by state of the art facilities available for life sciences & health companies

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10 R&D facilities dedicated to life sciences & health initiatives

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6 business centres with available office space (of which 3 dedicated to life sciences & health organisations)

EMA-Leiden-Bio-Science_park-facility-package-for-startups 3 high ranking incubators with close ties to their respective adjacent knowledge institutes

EMA-Leiden-Bio-Science-Park-frontrunner-sustainable-health4 greenfield locations with a total of 47 hectares

Learn about the 4 hotspots in our region, each with its own unique profile

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Leiden Bio Science Park

2

Rotterdam

3

The Hague

4

Delft

The West Holland region includes the cities of LeidenRotterdam, The Hague and Delft and is home to the largest life sciences & health cluster in the Netherlands. In this cluster, big pharma multinationals, innovative SME’s and startups work closely together with government, universities and research institutes to become Europe’s largest R&D hub for drug development.

400+ life sciences & health companies in West Holland

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West Holland, highly accessible gateway to Europe

the Netherlands’ healthcare system ranks #1 globally

The Dutch healthcare system consistently ranks in the top 3 of the Euro Health Consumer Index and has been the no. 1 for the last five years