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Key stakeholders from Massachusetts and the Netherlands discuss lessons learned from COVID-19

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On Monday the 8th of June, key stakeholders from Massachusetts and the Netherlands will come together in a virtual session to discuss about the developments in both life sciences ecosystems in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, and how international collaboration, now and in the future, could contribute to solutions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, now more than ever, the world is dependent on life sciences ecosystems to find a treatment or vaccine. However, the life sciences sector also faces challenges in these difficult times. The virtual session is a perfect moment for key stakeholders from both Massachusetts and the Netherlands to exchange views on how we can build resilience during this outbreak and afterwards. And to discuss and learn from the dynamics in both life sciences ecosystems and what role of international collaboration is and could be.  

This virtual session fits in the longstanding ties that there are between the life sciences ecosystems of Massachusetts and the Netherlands, and that culminated in the signing of a a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the Summer of 2019. This MoU was signed between The Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK). Other signatories of the MoU include the Henri A. Termeer Tribute Committee, MassBIO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Health~Holland and HollandBIO.

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