About life sciences and health in Amsterdam
The Amsterdam Area sits at the heart of the European life sciences and health industry. The region thrives on cooperation, driven by the high concentration of research institutions, universities, medical centres, corporations and startups. They collaborate and form partnerships in specialised hubs and leverage cutting-edge technology and AI to meet the health challenges of the future.
Amsterdam's innovative approach to life sciences and health
Driven by a commitment to innovation, ground-breaking developments from Amsterdam’s Area’s life sciences and health sector have the 3rd highest impact in the world.
The city's dynamic research community includes 2 internationally renowned universities, the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, as well as Amsterdam University Medical Centre and the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI). Specialised hubs such as Amsterdam Science Park and the Amsterdam Life Sciences District offer countless opportunities for growth and collaboration, while the European Medicines Agency’s presence in the city ensures high quality innovation.
Collaborating locally, connecting internationally
The Netherlands is the top European importer and exporter of medical devices and Amsterdam’s optimal location provides rapid access to 95% of Europe’s biggest consumer markets. Logistics are made easy – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has a specialised pharma zone and the Port of Amsterdam has biomass transhipment facilities.
Named one of fDi’s top tech cities of the future, Amsterdam hosts the perfect testing environment for AI and MedTech solutions. Amsterdam-based Philips, Aidence and Skinvision are major players in the €4.7 billion Dutch MedTech market, while medical AI labs are among Amsterdam’s abundant public-private partnerships trialling new discoveries. Besides being a beautiful place to live, Amsterdam is home to 179 nationalities and a multilingual workforce.
Set up in Amsterdam
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