Amsterdam is a world leader in life sciences and health. The city thrives on cooperation, driven by the concentration of its many research institutions, universities, established corporations and startups. The sector also has a close relationship with technology. They collaborate and form partnerships in specialised hubs, including Amsterdam Science Park, the Amsterdam Life Sciences District, the Knowledge Quarter VU/Zuidas and the NKI.
Benefits from the Netherlands #1 ranking in the Global Connectedness Index 2018
Features an innovative research, business and learning hub at Amsterdam Science Park
One of the world’s top 5 tech cities with the highest level of broadband penetration
Has a talented academic community and two dedicated science faculties
Home to a growing community of over 300 life sciences companies
Offers a multilingual, highly-skilled workforce
The new 19,000-square-metre manufacturing facility makes it faster for Kite to provide treatment to cancer patients in Europe and the surrounding regions.
The American MedTech firm BioGX is supplying coronavirus test kits worldwide from its global office and lab in Amsterdam Science Park. "Everyone is coming together to help, they recognise the importance of mass testing," CEO Dr Shazi Iqbal explains to I amsterdam how the company is working to fight the global coronavirus outbreak.
Amsterdam’s startups are mobilising a network of volunteers during the coronavirus outbreak and working hard to support healthcare workers, help find a cure and make society better.