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Get inspired by Nico van Meeteren on how to shape the future of healthcare

- Watch the video to get inspired by the vision of Nico van Meeteren on the future of healthcare or check our the Mobile Healthcare congress programme.

Are you the next National Icon?

- What top innovations are there in the Netherlands that are solving problems around the globe and contributing to our economy? How do we keep the health care of the future affordable, how can we deal with digitisation in a smart way or how can we make manufacturing sustainable and energy-efficient? To answer these questions, the government will embark on its third quest for pioneering innovations that will enable the Netherlands to change the world.

New fund for research into a cure for HIV

- Aidsfonds and the Top Sector LSH (Health~Holland) are joining forces to establish a new scientific fund. They announced this on the eve of the International AIDS conference AIDS2018 in July, which will be held in Amsterdam. The fund will specifically finance follow-up research into cures for HIV.

The Netherlands organises next worldwide WHO conference against tabacco

- In 2020 organiseert Nederland de volgende wereldwijde conferentie van de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie tegen tabak. Het gaat om de negende editie van de zogenaamde Conference of the Parties (COP) van het WHO FCTC verdrag. Dat is vandaag bekendgemaakt in Genève tijdens de sluitingsceremonie van de achtste COP. Staatssecretaris Paul Blokhuis (VWS) heeft het initiatief genomen om de conferentie naar Nederland te halen en was op 1 oktober in Genève om de Nederlandse kandidatuur kracht bij te zetten.

The Netherlands organises worldwide conference against antibiotica resistence

- Samen met de Wereldgezondheidorganisatie (WHO) zal Nederland in april 2019 een wereldwijde ministeriële conferentie organiseren over de strijd tegen antibioticaresistentie. Dat heeft minister Bruno Bruins (Medische Zorg) bekend gemaakt tijdens de G20-bijeenkomst in Argentinië. Bij deze bijeenkomst maakte Bruins afspraken met zijn collega’s uit de grootste 20 economieën van de wereld over een gezamenlijke aanpak van gezondheidsvraagstukken. Mede door jarenlange inzet van Nederland, staat antibioticaresistentie bovenaan de internationale agenda.

Which human capital challenges are you facing as an employer or company?

- In April this year the EU-funded Health and Life Science (HELIS) Academy was founded. In this consortium 10 public and private partners join forces to bridge the gaps between the skills and knowledge needed by organizations and their availability on the labour market. Your input is necessary to further define which skills gaps need to be addressed and in which format. Please fill in this short questionnaire so we can develop courses, train employees to address your companies needs and improve the Dutch and Belgian Life Science Sector.

SkylineDx granted €2.7M for development skin cancer test

- The Dutch government grants SkylineDx, through a financial loan (“Innovatiekrediet”), €2.7 million for the development of a diagnostic skin cancer test. Based on genetic information from cancer cells, this skin cancer test predicts if a patient is at risk of having metastases in the lymph nodes.

Innovative SMEs wanted for serious game development

- Het Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat (EZK) lanceert op 24 september 2018 in samenwerking met de Topsector Life Sciences & Health (LSH) een call gericht op de ontwikkeling van serious games. Met het Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)-instrument dagen zij innovatieve ondernemers uit om met vernieuwende ideeën te komen die ondersteuning bieden in het dagelijks functioneren van burgers.

Holland Venture launches new fund at the MedtechPartners meeting and invests in LivAssured

- Investment company Holland Venture invests with OostNL and Health Innovations Fund in LivAssured, which developed the revolutionary NightWatch in collaboration with neurologists and patient associations. With the investment in LivAssured, Holland Venture officially launched the Holland Venture Healthcare Innovation Fund II.

Medtech Company IME Medical Electrospinning Establishes New High-Tech Production Facility to Set The World Wide Standard for Ground Breaking Regenerative Medicine Solutions

- Two new cleanrooms and a high-end laboratory enable the development and large scale production of electrospun scaffolds that meet the stringent requirements of the Medtech Regenerative Medicine Industry