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.
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.
We provide patent strategy advice and assist in acquiring patent rights and in opposing or nullifying rights of other parties. Furthermore, they advice in avoiding infringement and assist in infringement proceedings.
To discover potential intellectual property (IP) opportunities and threats, the attorneys can perform IP audits.
We provide intellectual property workshops and lectures for decision makers and research scientists, to make them aware of the chances and pitfalls of intellectual property rights. Furthermore, they assist in setting up (corporate) patent strategies. In this way, the patent attorneys transform knowledge of the clients into value and transferable assets and improve their clients’ competitive position.
The Amsterdam health & technology institute (ahti) improves urban health and healthcare in Amsterdam and the rest of the world by connecting people, technology and medical knowledge through innovation and entrepreneurship.
Transforming healthcare requires talent, entrepreneurship and a multi-disciplinary approach. This is why ahti is part of a broad network of organizations, addressing opportunities in the market, connecting knowledge and, ultimately, creating impact.
Tata Steel is one of Europe’s leading steel producers, with steelmaking in the UK and Netherlands, and manufacturing plants across Europe. The company supplies high-quality steel products to the most demanding markets, including construction and infrastructure, automotive, packaging and engineering. Tata Steel works with customers to develop new steel products that give them a competitive edge.
The Research & Development (R&D) business of Tata Steel combines top class innovation with cutting edge technology to deliver ‘metals solutions’ in a constantly changing world. The activities of Research & Development relate to all stages of the production process from the preparation of raw materials to the processing of the final product by Tata Steels customers. Spurred by the spirit of innovation, we are dedicated to developing cutting-edge technologies and designing solutions that help transform processes, improve inefficiencies and enhance customer experience world over.
V.O. specializes in intellectual property (IP). They record your idea in a patent or take care of the registration of your brand or model. In this way they help you prevent others from using your technology or name in the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world. In addition, IP helps to strengthen your competitive position and offers opportunities for license or sales. This way you create clarity and certainty for your company or innovation.
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.