Life Sciences & Health

Across the globe, healthcare costs are rising to unprecedented levels, partly due to population ageing. To be able to continue to guarantee high-quality and affordable healthcare, innovative and practical solutions are needed. Rotterdam has a strong life sciences & healthcare industry, with an active innovation ecosystem, various leading science and knowledge institutions, and over 150 LS&H companies across the greater Rotterdam area.

The life sciences & healthcare community in Rotterdam is a key contributor to the city’s overall innovation ecosystem and urban and regional business climate. Rotterdam’s Erasmus University Medical Centre is one of Europe’s leading university medical centres. Besides Erasmus MC and its Technology Transfer Office and Incubator programmes, the medical sector in Rotterdam includes high-end business and research facilities such as the Rotterdam Science Tower with its Life Sciences & Health Hub, the LabHotel and the Zorgboulevard health centre.

Medical Delta

Rotterdam is part of the Medical Delta, a medical and technological alliance of Erasmus University Rotterdam,  Erasmus MC, Leiden University, Delft University of Technology, and the Leiden University Medical Centre, plus several public-sector parties, science parks, and approx. 150 companies. The Medical Delta is the Netherlands’ largest cluster of life science companies, making it a hub for numerous regional and industry crossovers, such as in the area of biotechnology.


It is the collaboration between businesses, research and knowledge institutions, and public-sector parties in Rotterdam that is creating such a fertile breeding ground for a wide range of medical innovations that are developed here and are finding their way to patients across the globe. Ultimately, the creation of economic value goes hand in hand with the improvement of health and quality of life.

November 2018 Life Sciences & Health month

In November 2018 many events will be organized throughout Rotterdam to showcase Rotterdam as the hotspot for Life Sciences & Health. Looking for new opportunities in the Life Sciences & Health sector? Please join us at one of the LS&H010 november events.

The following topics will be discussed this month:

  • Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
  • Life Science Investment Climate & Startup Ecosystem
  • MedTech, AI, Space Design & Healthcare
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Healthcare Dialogue
  • eHealth
  • Health & Society
  • Lifestyle as a Medicine

Check this newsletter for all upcoming events.


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Want to find out more about the life sciences & healthcare industry in Rotterdam? Have specific questions? Looking for practical support? Our experts will be happy to help you!

International Trade & Investment

Sharon Mullen Account manager Life Sciences & Health +31 (0)10 790 01 40

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Joyce Wittelaar Account manager Congressen (Associaties) +31 (0)10 790 01 40

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