Business Support

Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH) works together with public and private parties within the Dutch cabinet’s Mission-driven Top Sectors and Innovation Policy. The coalition does this on the basis of the five Health & Care missions, formulated by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the central mission being five more years of healthy living and reducing socioeconomic health differences by 30%. 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 startups and SMEs.

Financial Support: Network Activities
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a crucial role within Top Sector LSH (Health~Holland). Health~Holland connects innovative SMEs with the right parties to promote their product development and to strengthen their networks. In order to do this Health~Holland offers financial support for network activities, such as master classes, workshops or conferences.

Accelerator Programme: LifeSciences@Work
LifeSciences@Work is the national accelerator for startups in the life sciences and health. The programme supports high potential biotech and medtech startups  and consists of three stages: Venture Challenge (coaching programme), Expert Classes (targeted workshops) and Value Centre (matchmaking and vouchers).

Business Education and Coaching Programmes: Roadmap
The Top Sector LSH supports the sector by building future life sciences business leaders. From interest in entrepreneurship, to innovative ideas, serious business cases and global scaling up: the Life Sciences & Health sector offers educational and coaching programmes for every stage in your career.

Social Entrepreneurship: Health Impact Accelerator
The Health Impact Accelerator (HIA) is a programme that prepares participants to become social entrepreneurs. During the HIA they are introduced to the added value - and the challenges - of social entrepreneurship. Moreover, they translate their idea into a solid business case.  Throughout this process, coaches and support are available.

Funding Database: Life Sciences Funding Database
Finding suitable funding opportunities for your life sciences research or your biotech company isn’t always easy. The subsidy and fiscal landscape is complex and ever-changing. Therefore, the Life Sciences Funding Database is aiming to show entrepreneurs and academia the ropes in identifying funding opportunities.
Network: Company Overview
Life Sciences Company Database: The information platform comprising data of life sciences companies and institutes in the Netherlands.
Health~Holland Guide: The annual guide that presents a wide range of innovative Dutch organisations, which are worldwide active in the LSH sector.

The Top Sector LSH joins forces on its business support opportunities with the Dutch biotech industry organisation HollandBIO and international LSH partner Task Force Health Care.