May 30, 2023
ExCulture took home the Innovator Award at the 2023 Philips Innovation Award grand finale in Rotterdam on May 15th, 2023.
May 22, 2023
Everything a startup needs to get off to a flying start is covered in the Venture Academy. Within a period of 4 months, startups participating in the Venture Academy work on validating their business case, building a healthy team…
May 9, 2023
In this blog, we’ll explore why having a strong business proposition is crucial for startups, and what steps can be taken to develop one.
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.
December 21, 2022
Do you want to help put the unlock_ Incubation Program even more on the map? And does it appeal to you to do so at a fast-growing startup hub? Then you are exactly who we are looking for! We offer you the space to contribute to the realization of our ambitions…
December 15, 2022
On December 8th the Gulliver final 2022 took place. There was fierce competition between ExCulture, Heliostrome and Baseline. In the end the jury decided to reward ExCulture with €10.000.
December 15, 2022
Are you planning to raise your next investment round and/or are you creating your market access strategy, but you need to find out how reimbursement works in your target market? Apply now for the unlock_ Market Access…
December 12, 2022
The Leiden iGEM student team ‘Binanox’ won a gold medal at an international competition for organic entrepreneurs in Paris. Not only that, Binanox also won three “special awards” for best website, entrepreneurship and best safety policy, particularly around lab work and the use of…
December 8, 2022
The Netherlands makes it possible for international entrepreneurs to acquire a residence permit on the basis of their startups. Read more in this article.
December 2, 2022
LEH (Libertatis Ergo Holding B.V) and Interhealth Holding B.V. invest a total of €500k in the Leiden-based startup dHealthIQ B.V. dHealthIQ supplies analytical software to elderly care institutions (in dutch: VVT).
October 31, 2022
Science meets society at the Naturalis LiveScience gallery with unlock_LiveScience. unlock_LiveScience is a meeting place where you can connect with, contribute ideas to and learn all about the latest developments on biodiversity and research happening at the Leiden Bio Science Park.
September 20, 2022
Developing a better treatment for patients with head and neck cancer, that is what Binanox, The 2022 iGEM Leiden team, want to achieve. They hope to raise at least 10,000 euros for this cause. Support their crowdfunding campaign today.
September 9, 2022
The winner of the Venture Challenge was announced today at the Dutch Biotech Event. The proud winner of the 2022 spring edition is Iprotics! The innovative startup Iprotics has developed specific proteasome inhibitors that potentially treat multiple myeloma (MM) without the si…
September 8, 2022
Join us on the 16th of September for an introduction to unlock_LiveScience. unlock_LiveScience stimulates the cooperation between companies at the Leiden Bio Science Park and Naturalis to create a place to present cutting-edge research to a broader audience.
August 9, 2022
Are you a student, an entrepreneur or a researcher who wants to launch your own product or company? Then read these ten essential tips to be as prepared as possible for entrepreneurship!
July 10, 2022
Everything a start-up needs to get off to a flying start is covered in the Venture Academy. Within a period of 4 months, start-ups participating in the Venture Academy work on validating their business case, building a healthy team…
June 29, 2022
Leiden is the city of science. Hidden behind the central station is a terrain of 110 hectare with over 60 science-based organisations established. This terrain, which is called the Leiden Bio Science Park (LBSP), is the biggest life-science cluster in The Netherlands. It isn’t a surprise that Leiden is…
June 24, 2022
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.
June 22, 2022
Developments in health and science are always interesting. Especially because it can help you when you need it. Recently, four companies have actually turned their idea into an innovation: EXIT071, RespiQ, Doser Medical and Imuno Therapeutics. This is the perfect opportunity…
May 25, 2022
LEH currently supports about 40 startup and spinout companies aimed at increasing the impact of Leiden University. Among these companies are unlock_ startups. Check out the LEH portfolio and startup stories here.
April 21, 2022
Libertatis Ergo Holding B.V. and Stichting Apothekers in Loondienst invest €500k in Leiden based startup Doser.
April 13, 2022
Good laboratory research is always accompanied by paperwork in which every action is meticulously recorded. This ensures well-foun…
April 13, 2022
Yuliya Shakalisava, PhD founder of EXIT071, is one of 50 women selected for the Women TechEU initiative which supports deep-tech start-ups led by women.
February 18, 2022
Proof-of-concept fund UNIIQ, together with LEH (Libertatis Ergo Holding), is investing a total of €350,000 in the Leiden startup EXIT071. Read more about the investment here.
January 31, 2022
As a startup or scale-up you often have different requirements and information than established companies. Rabobank has therefore recently launched a single portal where you can find all the information and you can ask your questions about funding opportunities.
January 17, 2022
“You can see that they are growing, many of our startups have raised financing and found customers.” – Stéfan Ellenbroek, Director of unlock_
January 17, 2022
Are you part of a startup and do you want to solve a major problem in the field of Life Sciences & Health? Join the Venture Academy and take the first steps towards making the world a better, happier and healthier place!
January 3, 2022
After five successful rounds of the Implementation and Scaling Up Coaching scheme, an extra round opened on 21 December 2021. With the subsidy…
December 23, 2021
InnovationQuarter’s own fund – IQCapital – will be expanded with €63.6 million to a total size of €140 million. This will give IQCapital more scope to accelerate innovative South Holland scale-ups and startups to the next phase, to invest early…
December 20, 2021
In 2022, Leiden will be the first European city to present a 365-day science festival. Perfect for anyone with a curious mind, the festival will explore science, knowledge, art, and skills through various scheduled exhibitions, workshops, excursions, activities, and events.
December 20, 2021
Bionomic took home all three prizes of the Gulliver Competition 2021! he Gulliver final took place on Thursday, December 2. The jury was formed by former Gulliver winners and loyal sponsors. This year three candidates competed for the coveted €10.000 prize and €2.500 for the best life scien…
December 3, 2021
Registration for the unlock_incubation program 2022 is now open! In this one-year program, you will get coached, trained and inspired by the most experienced professionals the Leiden Bio Science Park has to offer. Take your life sciences & health company to the next level!
November 23, 2021
Proof-of-concept fund UNIIQ, together with LEH (Libertatis Ergo Holding), is investing a total of €300,000 in the Leiden startup Imuno, which is developing a new immunotherapy against cancer tumors.
October 29, 2021
Do you need a new podcast to listen to? Well BioPartner Leiden has a new podcast series: ‘Pionieren in de polder’. In this podcast series, you will learn all about the pioneers of the Leiden Bio Science Park, both past and present! The final episode focuses on new pioneers: unlock_ and the startups in Leiden.
October 8, 2021
The unlock_ startups all have one thing in common, they are striving for innovation in Life Sciences and Health. After careful selection, we have our first round of startups joining the program. Click here to meet all the startups of unlock_’s 2021 Incubation Program.
May 17, 2021
The unlock_ Incubation Program reaches out to a wide range of experts to share their experience with the starting entrepreneurs. One of these panel of experts was about boards, be it a advisory board, a board of directors or a medical board. Click here to meet some of your unlock_experts!
May 7, 2021
A full month of onboarding has gone by – pitches, panels, discussions, workshops and a lot of hard work went into this period. Click here to see the first photo’s of the pitching event!
April 25, 2021
The unlock_team is a varied group of people with different background, but they share a passion for entrepreneurship in the Life Science Health sector. Want to know more about them? Click here to meet all the member of unlock_.