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De smeerolie voor Leidse biotech startups

“You can see that they are growing, many of our startups have raised financing and found customers.” – Stéfan Ellenbroek, Director of unlock_ 

Venture Academy: Apply now!

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!

Zorg voor innoveren | Implementation and scaling up coaching round 6 open!

After five successful rounds of the Implementation and Scaling Up Coaching scheme, an extra round opened on 21 December 2021. With the subsidy, an external implementation and scaling-up coach can be hired. The coach advises on and assists with the implementation and/or scaling up needed to take an innovation further in healthcare.

€64 million for IQCapital at fund expansion InnovationQuarter

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 in deep- and high-tech propositions and to further strengthen the investment climate.

Leiden 2022: European City of Science

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.

Bionomic wins Gulliver Competition 2021!

Bionomic took home all three prizes of the Gulliver Competition 2021! Read all about it here.

Register now for unlock_incubation 2022!

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!

€300,000 for Leiden startup Imuno from UNIIQ

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.

Pionieren in de Polder

Do you need a new podcast to listen to? 🎙️ Well BioPartner Leiden has a new podcast series: ‘Pionieren in de polder’. The final episode focuses on new pioneers: unlock_ and the startups in Leiden. Click here for more information!

unlock_our startups

The unlock_ startups all have one thing in common, they are striving for innovation in Life Sciences and Health. Click here to meet all the startups of unlock_’s incubation programme.


The unlock_incubation program is reached 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!

unlock_team members

The unlock_team is a varied bunch, with different background but they share a passion for entrepreneurship in the Life Science Health sector. Click here to meet all the member of unlock_

The unlock_incubation onboarding program is officially over!

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!

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