Start-up support to aspire entrepreneurs in the Life Sciences field.

In the last 7 years LifeSciences@work has supported over 150 potential start-ups from the very early stage of idea-forming to closing a deal with an investor by providing funding for concept funding, and personal coaching & business training.

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Starting up a company in Life Sciences? Aiming to commercialise your research?

Take part in Health~Holland Venture Challenge!

The Health~Holland Venture Challenge is part of the LifeSciences@Work support programme. A dedicated team offer their expertise to life sciences researchers to translate inventions into viable business ideas.


In two 3-day workshops ‘competing’ teams will be challenged to write business plans, to learn how to pitch business cases and more valuable coaching. At the end of the Challenge, the team with the best Venture Plan and pitch is awarded a moneyprize.

How it works: The Venture Challenge Programme further explained.

Edition Spring 2015: call closed.

Edition Fall 2015: stay tuned.

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Interested in previous Venture Challenges?

Editions 2008 untill 2014: see:

Meet the Health~Holland Venture Challenge Spring 2015 teams!

Breathcloud: Providing on-the-spot diagnostic tools to determine patient specific treatment plans for obstructive lung disease.


Conquest: Revolutionizes all clinical imaging modalities with a versatile contrast agent, based on a patented nanoparticle.


CysTmx: Prevents metastasis hence turning cancer into a chronic disease.


Micellas: Offering a delivery platform with superior therapeutics, flow chemistry proof. Targeted hydrophobic drugs become reality.


PharmTox: Delivering transporter assays to prevent failures in drug-drug interactions during drug development.


Sequenomics: Informed decision making in drug development by combining HT sequence data with in silico protein folding information.


Stay tuned!


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