The Netherlands holds a top position in the international life sciences field and the Dutch government has invested significantly in this important contributor to the national economy. The Netherlands Genomics Initiative was specifically founded to make the most of genomics – a major driver for innovation in the life sciences.

NGI Valorisation Strategy

For NGI, valorisation is the key to ensure that excellent science benefits both society and the economy. To realise its ambitious strategy, NGI has centred its valorisation activities on three core areas:

Valorisation at the Genomics Centres
Strengthening the Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) 
Life Sciences@work start-up support

NGI Valorisation Advisory Board

To ensure effective coordination and best practices, NGI’s international Valorisation Advisory Board supervises the entire process, provides NGI and its Centres with strategic advice, and serves as the jury for the Valorisation Award.
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Life Sciences Pre-Seed Grant: animation 

Venture Challenge: animation

LifeSciences@work: Nice to meet you too

Following the success of 'Nice to meet you', published by LifeSciences@work in June 2011, we are happy to present a new and expanded overview of start-ups in Dutch life sciences entitled 'Nice to meet you too'. With more company profiles, more interviews with entrepreneurs, updated facts & figures and profiles of all LifeSciences@work partner organisations, this edition makes essential reading and browsing for everyone interested in the dynamic Dutch life sciences field.

LifeSciences@work programme brings start-up support activities, former- and future participants and experts community together.

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