Business Support

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.

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.

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.

International Support: HHINT Starter Programme
The Health~Holland International (HHINT) Starter Programme supports and accelerates startups and SMEs in their pursuit to enter new markets across border. Through individual guidance, better insights in healthcare stakeholders, market opportunities, valuable (inter)national connections and various workshops the participants of the programme are supported and accelerated in entering new markets.

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 annuel guide that presents a wide range of innovative Dutch organisations, which are worldwide active in the LSH sector.

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.

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.