During the three-day BIO-Europe conference, a delegation of small-to-medium enterprises in the life science and medical technology sector from the northern Netherlands represented the region in Copenhagen.
LIFE Cooperative, which is a part of Campus Groningen, is a coalition of local companies in the life science and medical technology sectors. Founded in 2015, LIFE Cooperative closely collaborates with the municipality of Groningen and now has 21 company members, employs 2,000 people and generates 200 million euros in revenue annually. The cooperative focuses on chemical services for large and medium-sized pharmacies and other life sciences-related endeavors.
The event brings together thousands of companies in the life sciences sector together for partnership meetings and licensing opportunities. The conference is hosted in a different European city each year and is organized by EBD Group, a partnering firm for the biotech industry.
Alderperson Joost van Keulen travelled along with LIFE Cooperative to attend the event. In a press release, Van Keulen said, “It’s nice to see up close how powerful the LIFE Cooperative is on an international scale. A broad profiling of the Life Science sector and low-threshold participation by SMEs at the BIO-Europe is extremely important. It contributes to innovation, internationalization and human capital.”