Top Sector Life Sciences & Health presents new Knowledge and Innovation Agenda: Grow~Motion

Today Health~Holland, Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH), launches the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda 2018-2021 titled Grow~Motion. This new strategic document describes the health and care ambitions for the next four years (2018-2021).

The strategy focuses on the global societal challenge ‘Health and Care’. The demand for care is rapidly increasing due to ageing of the population, lifestyle and increase of chronically ill people. In order to properly address this global challenge and exploit economic opportunities, cooperation between citizens, researchers, government and entrepreneurs is essential. Top sectors and key technologies, such as ICT, nano- and biotechnology, provide a solid platform for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Strong successful collaboration calls for synergy. The new Knowledge and Innovation Agenda provides this by combining forces of people and organisations. The routes of the Dutch National Research Agenda, strategic policies of the Dutch government, LSH roadmaps, as well as the key enabling technologies and the link with other Top sectors form the foundation of the LSH coalition.

With the mission ‘vital functioning citizens in a healthy economy’ the LSH coalition will continue to achieve progress in the next years. National strategic public private partnerships in the field of cardiovascular diseases, dementia, regenerative medicine and cancer research develop at a very rapid pace and will further extend in the upcoming years. In addition, the coalition will continue to search for new public private partnerships that boost innovation in health and care. Thereto the Top Sector LSH invites all stakeholders to share the new Knowledge and Innovation Agenda Grow~Motion and contribute to realisation of the shared ambitions.

Prof. Jan Raaijmakers, ambassador of Top Sector LSH: “With sustainable public private partnerships, we invest in breakthrough solutions to tackle global challenges, such as the established partnerships RegMedXB and Oncode Institute. Top science and top entrepreneurs aim for societal and economic impact, both interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral. With Grow~Motion we continue in that direction.”

Read the new Knowledge and Innovation Agenda 2018-2021 here:
For further questions you can contact Health~Holland.

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