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Official biotech partnership Massachusetts & the Netherlands


It’s official! Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and Health~Holland signed the Program of Cooperation (PoC) between the life sciences ecosystems of Massachusetts and the Netherlands, co-signed by HollandBIO. The activities vary from financing to healthcare systems, from start- and scale-ups to academic researchers. It includes activities like the Henri Termeer Transatlantic Connection Award, with an exchange program and fellowship program, workshops and an investor conference. The goal of this PoC is to further strengthen the Transatlantic Life Sciences Partnership.
From MoU to PoC 

This Program of Cooperation (PoC) is an official follow-up of the earlier aspirations of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was signed in 2019. In the time being, signatories kept in touch with each other and kept thinking about the next steps for the partnership in two key stakeholder sessions in 2020 en 2021. Thanks to the ongoing contact and tide connections, especially made possibly by Mart Duitemeijer from the Netherlands Innovation Network in Boston, we were able to sign the PoC last Thursday.  


MOITI Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, MassBio, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, The Termeer Foundation, Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat, Vereniging Innovatieve Geneesmiddelen, Health~Holland and HollandBIO together emphasize the strategic importance of the life sciences sector and will provide their support in accelerating the growth of their life sciences hubs and the global opportunities for companies and research organizations.  

HollandBIO is proud to be a co-signatory. This partnership will boost the life sciences ecosystems of the Netherlands and Massachusetts to improve patients’ lives and contribution to a healthy society!