Connect with Rotterdam's Life Sciences & Health ecosystem

Rotterdam is emerging as Europe’s connected Life Science & Health hub and a leading city in the healthcare and medical industry. Our city is  home to renowned academic research universities in medicine, technology, business, and humanities and to a large and diverse community of Life Sciences & Health businesses.

Why choose Rotterdam to set up your LS&H company or host your congress?

Companies and congresses in the Life Sciences & Health industry find a welcoming home in the Netherlands in general, and Rotterdam specifically. We’re renowned for our connected communities, strategic location, opportunities for public-private partnerships and leading knowledge institutions. The Netherlands is home to key regulatory bodies such as the European Medicines Agency and brimming with LS&H business potential, both in biopharmaceutical and medical technology (MedTech). Innovation is in our nature. In Rotterdam, close connections between the local government, research institutions and business industries create the ideal foundation for innovative entrepreneurship within our LS&H ecosystem and offer open-minded, open-door collaborations and an unparalleled network. The region is a leading candidate for the relocation and development of next-generation smart healthcare solutions for the global market. The region is also a valuable ecosystem to congresses landing in the city from which to draw delegates, sponsors & exhibitors. The outstanding connectivity of the Netherlands means that a congress in Rotterdam, draws interested parties from all over the country.

Unique and flourishing crossover of industries

Still taken from Erasmus MC YouTube videoLocated in the heart of our city, Erasmus MC (click the photo to open their introductory video) is the largest university medical centre in the Netherland and an international leading academic hospital. Working with passion and dedication to achieve safe, first-rate healthcare, Erasmus MC is part of the Convergence, a program initiated together with Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam, aiming to drive the conjunction of technology and medicine to nurture scientific discoveries and technological innovations in the healthcare industry.

The thriving LS&H industry employs over 55,000 people and generates a broad Life Sciences and Health talent pool. The Rotterdam medical industry includes high-end business and research facilities, such as the Life Sciences and Health Hub and the Rotterdam Science Tower, home to Erasmus MC and University incubation programmes and the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Our famed “make it happen” mentality and our digital city facilities support the transition towards a digitalised and personalised healthcare system.

Start or grow your business in Rotterdam´s LS&H industry

Whether you want to set up or expand your business or organise an event, Rotterdam Partners is your starting point. We will share our broad expertise and network, dedicated guidance, and up-to-date knowledge.

Photo credits: Guido Pijper, Chris Gorzeman, Erasmus University Rotterdam, LSH010

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