New in Leiden! Dutch Bio Science Week

From June 22 - 29, discover all about health, a healthier future and life sciences.

The last week of June, Leiden will be all about health. Dutch Bio Science Week is the new name of the former Life Sciences and Health Week, first organized in 2022 when Leiden was European City of Science for a year. The new name, with a recognizable link to the Leiden Bio Science Park, marks the start of a professional and strong profiling of Leiden and the Bio Science park, the largest life science & health cluster and park in the Netherlands, as the beating heart of the Dutch Life Sciences and Health ecosystem. At the same time, this fulfills the 'legacy' program of the European City of Science year.

A healthier future, for everyone

Dutch Bio Science Week (DBSW) offers a broad program and becomes the umbrella name under which many existing and new activities with the theme of health and the future of health find a place. In doing so, the week serves a broad target group and brings together talent, start-ups, scale-ups, researchers, investors and the general public. “How nice it is to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Leiden Bio Science Park,” said Esther Peters, director of the Leiden Bio Science Park. “A lot of people have no idea what happens here. Time to open our doors and showcase the exciting innovations that improve our health and extend our lives. This is partly why we think it is important to invest in this. Leiden can be proud of its Leiden Bio Science Park!”

Open Day Leiden Bio Science Park and more

For the first time, the Open Day of Leiden Bio Science Park will take place. At several locations within the park, visitors can take a look behind the scenes. A day full of discoveries and suitable for all ages. From interesting tours of laboratories to food labs, hands-on workshops and lectures. There is also plenty to experience in downtown Leiden. For example, the Leiden Healthy Society Center is organizing a Knowledge Festival on Saturday, June 22 in the Hooglandse Kerk. Here everyone can discover how to have a healthy, tasty, and long life.

High impact week

Dutch Bio Science Week strengthens the positioning of the city and Leiden Bio Science Park and makes science experienceable and accessible. “It gives content and meaning to Leiden as a science city,” said Martijn Bulthuis, director of Leiden&Partners. “With the Dutch Bio Science Week, we not only give something back to the residents of Leiden in the form of a dynamic program, but also cause something for the future. As the largest player within the Life Sciences and Health domain in the Netherlands, we show what Leiden has to offer. This in turn attracts talent, conferences and companies. Good for the economy and the broad prosperity of Leiden and the region,” Bulthuis said.

Dutch Bio Science Week is a collaboration between Leiden Bio Science Park Foundation, Leiden&Partners, Leiden Healthy Society Center and Leiden Knowledge City.

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