About us

LifeSciences@Work is part of Health~Holland, the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health. The Dutch Government aims to stimulate innovation within Life Sciences and Health sector. Health-Holland is the organisation that enforces this policy.

One way to stimulate innovation is supporting and coaching early stage life sciences start-ups; from an idea in the lab to an actual product on the market. This is exactly what LifeSciences@Work does.

LS@W was originally set-up in 2008 as a start-up support programme to provide a coherent set of supporting activities in the form of coaching, education, financing and networking. In 2024 LS@W coordinates two venture challenges, four expert-classes and 12 value vouchers - each worth a max of 5000 euro. Our network consists of over 200 Life Sciences start-ups and scale-ups.

LS@W is public-privately funded and we are continuously looking for partners that are able to contribute to the program both from a content perspective as well as financially.

Working with us means: you start a successful company that will make a difference.