The premier life science hotspot in the Netherlands

BioPartner Leiden, 30 June 2017,  9.00 - 9.30 hours


Leiden Bio Science Park is a mature science cluster. It is home to drug development companies in all phases of the value chain and top academic R&D institutes of Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). The park is dedicated to early drug development, the development of advanced therapies and personalized medicine in combination with diagnostics. We are facilitating companies and organizations that aim to make the world a better and healthier place to live. Leiden Bio Science Park also hosts medtech companies, companies providing services in drug development and companies delivering dedicated business services. Two out of five Dutch listed biotech companies are based in Leiden and recently two Leiden based companies Prosensa (now BioMarin) and ProQR listed successfully at NASDAQ. Furthermore, the park features high tech companies working in the field of industrial biotech, green biotech, space, water management and research equipment. And, there is a wide range of institutions that provide life science education in the park, from a vocational to an academic level. The park is also home to two world-class museums dedicated to life sciences: Naturalis Biodiverstity Center and CORPUS Experience.

Ellen Smit

Barbara Brunnhuber

Senior Account Manager, Leiden Bio Science Park
Ellen works as senior account manager at Leiden Bio Science Park. She holds a master degree in Economics but in the last 12 years she became a professional in the Life Sciences sector. Her main role at the park is to assist (foreign) Life Science companies to find the right location at Leiden Bio Science for their business and help them to get well integrated into the diverse and buzzing LBSP community. Furthermore, she is charge of the investor relations with the companies already based at Leiden Bio Science Park. Ellen is involved in many of the network events organized at the park and is the host of the Life Sciences Café.

Jumpstart your career

Join BioBusiness Summer School to jumpstart your career in Life Sciences by gaining knowledge of business aspects such as product development, IPR, finance and business models. The next edition of the summer school will be organised from 25-29 June 2018 in Amsterdam, Leiden and Utrecht, the Netherlands. Register now!

Why participate

The BioBusiness Summer School is a programme tailored to bridge the gap. By immersing yourself in the business aspects of Life Sciences during this programme, you will learn the basic knowledge of BioBusiness, gain insight in the world of Life Sciences companies, meet leading business leaders and increase your international network.

Employers meet talent

Is your organisation interested in early-career talents in Life Sciences? BioBusiness Summer School can get you in touch with business oriented PhDs, postdocs or Master students. More info can be found here.