unlock_ is where Life Science and Health entrepreneurs, startups and scale-ups in the Netherlands crack open global health problems. At the Leiden Bio Science Park, we provide the structure, the program, the network and the instruments you need to turn an idea into a solution.
Startups at the Leiden Bio Science Park find the keys for making animal and human lives healthier and longer; solutions that have a huge effect on all our well-being. These could be drug innovations, but also medical instruments, or a new technology that doesn’t exist yet.
The unlock_ team is a varied bunch, with different backgrounds but they share a passion for entrepreneurship in Life Sciences and Health. Meet all the members of the unlock_ team!
Tailored to help you
make lives healthier
February 6, 2023
PLNT Leiden, Leiden Bio Science Park, the LEH and unlock_ are exploring the need for an incubation program for medtech startups in the Leiden region. To this end, they have signed a letter of intent with accelerator imec.start.nl.
Established 35 years ago, the Leiden Bio Science Park has evolved into the Netherlands’ largest Life Sciences & Health cluster, connecting talent, researchers and entrepreneurs to work on achieving healthy lives for everyone. Within the district you will find educational and research institutions, unique facilities and valuable collaboration on the entire drug development chain.
The Leiden Bio Science Park is a hub for progress. The team focuses on the positioning of the district and its community of more than 20,000 innovators. With access to Knowledge, Innovation, Human Capital, Capital and Market, it’s streamlined to be the most efficient learning and production process between and within these learning communities.
We provide a tailored incubator program which opens doors for Life Science & Health startups in the Netherlands to the rich ecosystem of businesses, research institutions and knowledge centers at the Leiden Bio Science Park.
Entrepreneurship should be engrained in society, a valid carreer option for everyone with a great idea. unlock_ provides a place to encourage these ideas and the people behind them.
Is your idea an idea worth creating a company for? This is the central question in the pre-incubation phase. The Pre-incubation Program helps students, researchers, entrepreneurs and employees validate all their assumptions they made in their business cases.
Starting your LSH or Biotech company comes with many challenges. The goal of the Incubation Program is to support early stage founders, researchers, and employees, in successfully navigating the first stages of your startup or spin-off.
Full speed ahead, the Acceleration Program is the final program of unlock_. In this phase we find out what companies need to help them grow as fast as they possibly can.
“Today’s entrepreneurs open the door to a healthier life for people and animals in the near future.”
Entrepreneurship is essential for the Life Science & Health sector. Today’s entrepreneurs open the door to a healthier life for people and animals in the near future. We believe that those entrepreneurs who are convinced that their ideas can make people and animals’ lives healthier, will be the ones to do just that.
14:00 - 18:00
Meet Your Co-Founder XL
Meet Your Co-Founder XL is a live national matchmaking event to find a promising tech start-up to join or to find a co-founder that can strengthen your tech company.
08:00 - 18:30
Innovation for Health 2023
On 6 April 2023 at WTC Rotterdam, the 10th edition of the leading conference for key players in Health & Life Sciences, Innovation for Health, will take place! The theme for this next edition will be Digital Transformation in Healthcare!
09:00 - 06:00
TEKNOWLOGY – NWO Innovation Festival
TEKNOWLOGY is the Dutch festival where technology, science, innovation and valorisation meet. At TEKNOWLOGY visitors are shown the technical innovations of the future and how Dutch science is prepared for it.
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