For years we have been working on the societal challenge to improve health and care worldwide, with the aim of enabling active, healthy citizens to contribute to productivity and stimulate the economy. The Dutch Life Sciences & Health sector holds a leading position, with the healthcare sector among the world’s best for years. This can be attributed to both our strong scientific and internationally competitive position and the infrastructure of regional science parks and accessible healthcare.

The sector is well known for its ongoing research and development into new innovative medicines, products and treatments, enabling the sector to tackle challenges like early detection of risks and helping citizens to monitor themselves so that disease can be prevented and self-empowerment boosted. Such prevention and care take place as much as possible in one’s own surroundings and in close consultation with the end user. So future care thus helps to increase life expectancy and reduce the burden of disease as well as maintain affordable, accessible and high-quality care.