Life Science
Incubator Leiden

Opening doors
in Life Sciences
& Health


About the

unlock_ is where startups in Life Sciences and Health 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 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 wellbeing. These could be drug innovations, but also medical instruments, or a new technology that doesn’t exist yet.

About the

The unlock_team is a varied bunch, with different background but they share a passion for entrepreneurship in the Life Science Health sector. Meet all the members of the unlock_team!

Tailored to help you
make lives healthier
and longer

What PR can do for start-ups

As a starting entrepreneur, the media landscape can be a jungle where you must find a path to success without a tour guide. In this article, you will read more about the power of PR for start-ups, tips for using communication correctly and how to grow from idea to full-fledged player.

Established 35 years ago, the LBSP has evolved into the Netherlands’ largest LSH  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.

LBSP 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, its 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 startups in Life Science & Health 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 unlock_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.”

Our mission

Make life
with ideas

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.

Get in touch

We love speaking to people with ideas, or questions. So whatever yours are, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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