Life sciences and health

Discover Europe's connected innovation metropolis with more than 800 LSH companies. The Netherlands is an internationally renowned contributor to healthcare technology, digitisation, pharmaceutical innovation and health solutions. The Dutch technological life science network is centred in Utrecht Region, connecting every corner of this innovative country to the best and brightest in the field of life sciences and health.

A reciprocal ecosystem

In Utrecht Region, entrepreneurs, scientists and researchers work closely with university medical centres and top clinical hospitals to create a healthy and sustainable living environment. Its collaborative ecosystem and highly educated workforce make Utrecht Region an ideal base for R&D operations. That is why we have the largest concentration of life sciences and health businesses in the country, with 10 knowledge institutions and 128 R&D companies, half of which are start-ups.

Utrecht Science Park

Walk through Utrecht Science Park and you are likely to hear countless different scientific ideas being discussed in as many languages. It is the largest and fastest growing science park in the country. Some 51,000 students and professionals make their way to Utrecht Science Park every day. Easily accessible by bike, car and public transport, Utrecht Science Park is the beating heart of knowledge and high-end technology in Utrecht Region.

That's why Utrecht Region!

Looking to research and develop health in the heart of the Netherlands? Contact us to learn more about what Utrecht Region can offer your business.

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A healthy place to work

A wealth of expertise and facilities awaits. Utrecht Region’s many prestigious academic institutions offer direct access to a youthful, highly skilled workforce. Facilities such as an athletic centre and the botanical garden make working in Utrecht Science Park both active and joyful, perfect for businesses looking to grow sustainably and for entrepreneurs with an eye for life sciences and health.

At Utrecht Science Park, you can connect with some of the most impactful organisations in the world, including the Princess Maxima Centre for Paediatric Oncology, Bioceros, Nutricia Research, Genmab and Merus. Purpose-built accommodation is available for start-ups, scale-ups and large organisations. Kadans Science Partner will be breaking ground on the new Accelerator building in 2022. Life Sciences Incubator and UtrechtInc are also located in the Utrecht Science Park.

Investment opportunities range from

Personalised medicine and healthcare (cancer, brain, cardiovascular)

Stem cell and regenerative medicine (organoids, bio-fabrication)

One Health (human health, veterinary health and healthy environment)

Healthcare innovation (e-health, MedTech)

3D bioprinting

Image-guided interventions

Future food and specialised nutrition


Pandemic preparedness

Let's meet!

Get in touch with our life sciences and health sector specialist for customised support on how to join Utrecht Region’s vibrant business community.