SME Point

The innovative force of the top sector LSH are its small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The top sector aims to unlock valuable sources of information for SMEs.

Network: LSH Company Database
An information platform comprising data of Life Sciences companies and institutes in the Netherlands.

Support: LSH services
Through its member-to-member programme HollandBIO advises biotech companies on service partners for Consultancy, Legal/IP,  Financing or Human Resources. 

Education: BioBusiness Masterclass
HollandBIO organises the yearly BioBusiness Masterclass, an educational programme for entrepreneurs in life sciences, agrofood and chemistry. By participating in the BioBusiness Masterclass you learn and experience all aspects of being an entrepreneur.

Coaching: Health~Holland Venture Challenge
The Venture Challenge is aimed at stimulating and supporting Life Sciences researchers in translating their inventions into viable business ideas. In two 3-day workshops, the facilitators and other ‘competing’ teams will challenge you to focus your business idea to create optimal customer value, and you will learn to pitch your business case.

Advice: Health~Holland Value Centre
The Value Centre helps startup companies with growth ambitions active in life sciences and medical technology. Core activities are focused to improve business cases and thereby accelerate market introduction or market expansion. Entrepreneurs can apply for a Value Centre Voucher. This application includes a ‘business case-check-up’ by the experienced advisors. With this check-up strengths and weaknesses of the business case are elaborated in order to define the best direction to use the voucher. Using the voucher will not only mean gaining knowledge on the most valuable topics; bringing in custom-made expertise also means that a strong network is created around the entrepreneur and his company. Examples of voucher use are reimbursement issues,  clinical trials, health technology assessment or finding funds and investors.


The SME Point has been set up in collaboration with the Dutch biotech industry organisation HollandBIO and Task Force Health Care. The SME Point is work in progress: the information on this page will be updated and extended in the near future.