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The Dutch Life Sciences conference (DLSC) developed out of the Life Sciences Capitals Congress, organized in 2005 for the Competence Centre Life Sciences. Building on the impetus generated by the 2005 event, Iventus began the DLSC in 2007 on its own initiative. Since then, the DLSC's status has grown year on year. It is now a firmly established feature of the sector landscape, which returns each year!

Genomics and biotechnology are vital elements of modern horticulture and agriculture. CROP Innovation & Business is a major biennial conference in this field, at which key players in the international agriculture and biotech industries gather. The event was developed by Iventus, in collaboration with KeyGene, a leading company involved in molecular plant biotechnology. Iventus and KeyGene work with a Programme Committee to prepare the programme for each conference.

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'For analysts, by analysts.' That is the slogan of this annual event, at which analysts in the life sciences sectors – agriculture, (bio-) pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food and health – take centre stage. Analysts attending Lab Technology Network events share knowledge and information about new technologies and about the latest developments surrounding their profession, entrepreneurship, career opportunities and personal development. The business community is therefore well represented.

Plants and organic waste streams thereof contain valuable plant compounds. The Centre of Expertise for Plant Compounds develops commercial applications for these plant compounds. The center puts horticulture businesses in contact with enterprises that can make economic use from plant compounds. Knowledge gathered from researchers, growers and manufacturers is collated and disseminated with a view to realizing the untapped potential of plant residues. In addition feasibility studies are being performed and (inter)national public-private partnerships are being initiated.

Iventus has strong ties with the Leiden Bio Science Park (LBSP) – the largest cluster of life sciences companies and institutes in the Netherlands. One of Europe's top five science parks, the LBSP is exclusively home to enterprises and knowledge organizations active in life sciences. Many of Iventus's clients are based on the LBSP, which has its own community association.

Leiden is a real hothouse for life sciences. The Leiden Bio Science Park accommodates nearly a hundred enterprises and institutes active in the field. On the Bio Science Park, two buildings enjoy a special status. Named after the ship that carried Darwin on his historic research voyage, Beagle Zernike and Beagle Darwin are shared facilities. Each is a microcosm of the Leiden Bio Science Park itself. The Beagle buildings house numerous biotech firms and laboratories. Their design and layout have been conceived with the specific intention of facilitating contact and productive interaction amongst the residents.

Leiden Bio Science Park (LBSP) is a highly dynamic environment. The enterprises and institutes based on the park are closely involved with everything that goes on there. Various actors are working hard to extend and further improve the LBSP's infrastructure and access, and to simplify procedures, such as the permit application procedure. The interests of LBSP enterprises and institutes are represented by the Bio Science Park Enterprise Association.

Holland Rijnland is a consortium of fourteen municipalities in the province of South Holland, including Leiden. The Holland Rijnland region boasts an enviable expertise base in the field of life sciences and biotechnology. And the biggest single concentration of that expertise is Leiden's Bio Science Park. Holland Rijnland aims to establish a successful biobased cluster in the region, capable of delivering real added value for the locality, the province, the nation and ultimately Europe and the wider world.

Nowhere in the world is the greenhouse horticulture sector more technologically developed than in the West of the Netherlands. Growers in the Westland district are highly innovative and have a strongly international outlook. New developments in the field of life sciences and biotech soon find practical application under Westland's hectares of glass. Synergy between the local horticultural industry and the South Holland life sciences cluster is palpable. With a view to building on that synergy, the municipality of Westland organizes an annual Westland Event. The free gathering serves as an important forum for contact and interaction amongst market gardeners, growers, traders, researchers and other stakeholders.