Johnson & Johnson unveils new vaccines launch facility in Leiden

Leader in healthcare, Johnson & Johnson opens new facility in Leiden to support global health and the widespread rollout of novel vaccines.

InnovationQuarter and Greentown Labs announce the “BOSteRDAM” Cleantech Link to provide startups access to new markets

Regional development agency InnovationQuarter and Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech incubator in the United States, launched the “BOSteRDAM” cleantech link during a Netherlands offshore wind delegation visit to Greentown Labs on October 18. BOSteRDAM is a two-week market expansion program which facilitates a soft-landing location for Dutch entrepreneurs with an interest in the Greater Boston Area, and for American cleantech entrepreneurs with the ambition to do business in the Netherlands.

International business community of West-Holland came together during annual LINQ event

“I was very keen to explore the West Holland region and meet potential customers,” says Stephan Steynfaardt from the South-African company WeAreMonsters. “That’s why I came to LINQ tonight.” Every year InnovationQuarter organizes networking event LINQ for the West Holland international business community. This year over 90 international relations came to former blanket factory Scheltema in Leiden to hear the deputy mayor talk about the rich innovative history of Leiden and to see eight West Holland cutting-edge innovations with their own eyes. And of course: to LINQ with likeminded entrepreneurs.

Successful vers+ customised dinner inspires business opportunities in personalised food and health

vers+ was officially launched during a customised dinner at Koppert Cress in Monster on Tuesday, 9 October. Around 100 guests were served dishes tailored to their personal metabolic needs. vers+ is seeking out business opportunities in the field of personalised food and health based on nutrients naturally found in vegetables. Koppert Cress and Best Fresh Group are partners of vers+, which is supported by InnovationQuarter and the Municipality of Westland.

Delft hosted 37 European aerospace organizations during the EACP Annual General Assembly

By invitation of the City of Delft, NAG and InnovationQuarter, the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP), a network of European aerospace clusters, held its’ annual General Assembly from September 10 to 12 in Delft.

Space Campus Noordwijk launched during IAC Bremen last week

During the International Astronautical Conference (IAC) which was held in Bremen last week, some 16 Dutch space companies and organisations presented themselves in the NL Space booth. Newcomer was Space Campus Noordwijk, launched and presented by the municipality of Noordwijk and the Province of Zuid-Holland.

Dutch Companies and Knowledge Institutions form Collaboration to Expand into India

On 4 October 2018, a consortium of Dutch companies, knowledge institutions and The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RvO) signed a collaboration agreement ‘Partners for International Business’ (PIB). The agreement can lead to great opportunities for Dutch businesses in the Indian market.

Access to Capital Event Leads to Exciting Opportunities

On 4 October, during Cyber Security Week 2018 the fifth edition of the Access to Capital event took place at the Fokker Terminal In The Hague. Entrepreneurs from the Cybersecurity sector had the possibility to meet eachother and discuss business plans. Furthermore, a pitching contest was organised where speaker Hans Henseler spoke about security in his keynote: "From a more secure society to seeking justice and protecting the innocent". In addition, the announcement of a new Dutch tech Fund took place.

Digital investigative software supplier Magnet Forensics opened an office at The Hague Security Delta Campus

The Canadian company Magnet Forensics opens their European headquarter at the campus of the Dutch security cluster ‘The Hague Security Delta’. Magnet Forensics is a global leader in digital investigative software. Deputy Mayor of The Hague, Saskia Bruines officially welcomed Magnet Forensics during the Cyber Security Week in The Hague.

Finnish Quantum company Bluefors starts R&D site on Delft Campus

On 4 October during the Innovation Expo in Rotterdam, the Finnish company Bluefors announced that it will join the Delft quantum technology community and open an R&D office on the TU Delft campus. After Microsoft, Bluefors is the second international company to come to Delft. Their mission is to develop cryogenic technology for quantum computers. The Bluefors lab will be located in the old Applied Sciences building where QuTech is housed, the research center that has grown explosively over the last 5 years to over 200 fte.

10X Genomics Inc. Opens new European Headquarters in Leiden

10X Genomics, a California-based company in the genomics area, has expanded to The Netherlands and opened their European Headquarters in Leiden. The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) and InnovationQuarter assisted 10X Genomics with their settlement at the Leiden Bio Science Park.

InnovationQuarter co-organized Chinese Family Day at CORPUS Leiden

On the 16th of September a ‘Chinese Family Day’ took place at CORPUS Leiden. The day was organized by InnovationQuarter, together with the Hague Business Agency (THBA), VCWI (Vereniging van Chinese Wetenschappers en Ingenieurs) and ACIEN (Association of Chinese Investment Enterprises in NL). More than 120 Chinese expats and their family participated in this event to experience a spectacular ‘journey through the human body’.