Partners 2017

logo2Amsterdam Science Park
Amsterdam Science Park has one of the largest concentrations in beta sciences in Europe and is a hub for research, innovation and entrepreneurship because of its world class research institutes, universities and more than 130 companies, from start-ups to multi-nationals.

With over 10,000 students, scientists and entrepreneurs, the park offers excellent opportunities for research and businesses in ICT (infrastructure), Chemistry, Physics, Life Sciences, Advanced Instrumentation and Sustainability. Amsterdam Science Park is a joint development by the University of Amsterdam, the City of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

gasd_1_cmykGemeente Amsterdam
The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area offers a unique business ecosystem for international companies to set up business, and is already home to 2,700 established international companies and 1,100 startups.

With easy access to continental Europe and its leading airports and seaports, a highly-educated workforce that excels at English, a favorable tax regime, special facilities for expats, and the world’s fastest internet exchange, Amsterdam is a modern, safe, and surprisingly affordable cosmopolitan capital.

Sanquin handles the blood supply in the Netherlands on a not-for-profit basis, meeting the highest quality, safety and cost-effectiveness standards.
Sanquin is a centre of expertise in the field of blood and conducts scientific and clinical research in the fields of transfusion medicine, haematology and immunology. This knowledge is applied to the development and manufacture of a variety of pharmaceutical products, diagnostic tests and services.

RB_logo_cmykRabobank Amsterdam
The Medici Desk of Rabobank Amsterdam specializes in 1st and 2nd line healthcare and innovation in health care. As financier, knowledge provider and network partner she actively encourages entrepreneurship and innovation.

The Netherlands Cancer Institute is at the international forefront of cancer care and research for already more than a century. The unique combination of health care and scientific research within the same institute offers great benefit for cancer patients.

Specialized cancer care professionals work together in multidisciplinary teams every day to set up and carry out treatment plans tailored to the needs of individual patients because no two tumors are alike. Cancer patients or people suspected of having cancer can come to our hospital, known as the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, to make use of this personal approach and the state-of-the-art research and treatment facilities.

The research institute employs more than 560 scientists investigating many aspects of cancer development, diagnosis, treatment and epidemiology. Scientists at the Netherlands Cancer Institute have excess to state-of-the-art research facilities supporting their basic, translational and clinical research. This scientific research could not be carried out without the institutional support of the Dutch Cancer Society, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the many research grants obtained by our researchers from (inter)national funding agencies, and the generous donations made by individuals that support our research program. The Netherlands Cancer Institute is the only OECI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Netherlands. and

SURFsara bridges the gap between research and advanced ICT. They do this with scientific research in their DNA and with extensive expertise in high-performance infrastructure.

Thus we facilitate scientific research and we develop innovations for business.

dvme-logoDe Vries & Metman
De Vries & Metman is a leading patent attorneys’ office with accessible offices in
Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Arnhem. With over 30 employees, including 18 patent attorneys, we service SMEs, multinationals, start-ups and universities. We believe in the power of personal contact and customization. Combining our technical expertise and experience, combined with our commitment, we have a distinctive position in our discipline.

Large-logo plus payoff_DEFPort of Amsterdam
The Amsterdam port region is one of the world’s most important logistics hubs. With more than 97 million tonnes of cargo transhipment per year, it belongs to the five largest seaports of Western Europe’s. The strategic and central location in Europe makes the port easy to access and ensures excellent connections with all major European markets. Port of Amsterdam develops, operates and manages the Amsterdam port region. It also promotes sustainable economic development in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Port of Amsterdam wants to create economic and social value while developing the port of Amsterdam into a sustainable and innovative port.

Port of Amsterdam focusses on the following innovative topics:

  • biobased and circulair economy
  • energy transition and sustainable non-fossil energy sources
  • transport, logistics and operational excellence
  • digitalization of ports and IoT solutions.

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