EU Selects Amsterdam as New Location for EMA

The General Affairs Council of the European Union has decided that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will relocate to Amsterdam when it leaves London in 2019

Greentown Labs and InnovationQuarter set up international collaboration for cleantech startups

During a visit to Boston to explore potential collaboration between Boston and the Netherlands last week, Emily Reichert (CEO of Greentown Labs) and Rinke Zonneveld (Executive director of InnovationQuarter) signed a MoU for a joint network expansion program

Startups Kozie, LABFRESH and Convious win Get in the Ring The Netherlands

On Thursday 16 November more than 250 innovative startups from all over the Netherlands came to Rotterdam to do business. Get in the Ring the Netherlands gives startups this day the opportunity to make deals with the more than 70 multinationals, NGOs and governmental organizations through 600 speed dates. It is also the chance to raise investments with the more than 100 investors present.

Ncardia announces completion of €10.5M Investment Round

Ncardia, an emerging drug discovery and development stem cell technology company whose mission is to deliver cardiac and neural drug discovery and safety solutions based on its best-in-class human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived technology, today announced the completion of a €10.5 million Series B financing round. The round was led by Épimède, a Belgium venture capital firm.

The Dutch Life Science sector present at MEDICA 2017

From 13 - 16 November, MEDICA, the world's leading trade fair for the medical industry, was held in Düsseldorf, Germany. Leading individuals from the fields of business, research, and politics, naturally alongside thousands of national and international experts and decision-makers from the sector attended MEDICA, including InnovationQuarter.

Ten aerospace startups successfully pitched at First Starburst Selection Committee event in the Netherlands

On November 13, Starburst, the world’s largest accelerator for aerospace and defence startups organised its first Selection Committee event in Delft, The Netherlands, connecting corporates and investors with high potential startups from the Netherlands and abroad. Starburst is the number 1 worldwide accelerator for aerospace and defence businesses, dedicated to creating business opportunities between innovative startups and blue chip corporate partners from the industry

Dutch Digital Health Mission to Silicon Valley

From 5-11 November, a group of eight companies participated in the Dutch Digital Health Mission organized by Task Force Healthcare and NextHealth (Maarten den Braber) to Silicon Valley, USA. InnovationQuarter, together with Oost NL and AmsterdamTrade, initiated this trade mission to give the Dutch SME’s the opportunity to explore the digital health market in the Bay area.

New European headquarters in Leiden for South African property developer Atterbury

Atterbury Europe opened its new European headquarters in Leiden today. The South African property developer focuses on shopping centre investments and retail development opportunities in Europe. From the distinctive office building ‘Leiden Central Offices’, Atterbury Europe will expand its operations particularly in the Mediterranean and in the upcoming eastern European region.

On the way to 3D flexible post processing

3D-printing is an impressive technology which could potentially revolutionize design, production and the supply of parts. However, after printing the object still needs post processing which is time consuming. Brought together by InnovationQuarter and with support of the EU Interreg 2Seas Programme, 7 parties teamed up in taking the challenge to research, develop and implement an efficient and fast post processing solution.

NLR opent kantoor op Space Business Park Noordwijk

NLR-Nederlands Lucht- en Ruimtevaartcentrum heeft een kantoor geopend op Space Business Park Noordwijk. De opening werd verricht door de burgemeester van Noordwijk, mevrouw Jon Hermans-Vloedbeld, en Mark van Venrooij, Directeur van de divisie Aerospace Systems van NLR. Met de nevenvestiging wil NLR zijn zichtbaarheid en activiteiten binnen het Zuid-Hollandse ruimtevaartcluster vergroten. Vanuit het nieuwe kantoor kan NLR de ruimtevaartbedrijven ter plekke beter ondersteunen en makkelijker toegang verschaffen tot haar kennis, expertise en faciliteiten op de locaties in Amsterdam, Marknesse en Schiphol.

Impulse for the development of therapy against Katwijkse Ziekte by Amylon Therapeutics

Amylon Therapeutics, a spin-off of Leiden based and NASDAQ-listed ProQR Therapeutics, receives € 300.000 from investment fund UNIIQ to develop a therapy against Katwijkse Ziekte, a disease which is characterized by brain bleedings. The investment was announced by Robert Strijk, City Council Member of Leiden, at the Leidse Schouwburg preceding the startup event HEB LEF 2017 in Leiden.

BioGeneration Ventures Fund III reaches € 82 million in final close

BioGeneration Ventures (BGV) announces the final closing of its third fund, BGV III at EUR 82 million. Due to strong market interest, the fund has exceeded its original target of EUR 50 million.