Utrecht is the beating heart of the Netherlands’ health care related economy. A health hub accomodating the Netherlands’ largest concentration of hospitals, clinics, knowledge institutes, life science companies, medical suppliers and policy makers in health. That is why health and well-being is the second-largest economic sector in Utrecht. With 37,000 jobs, this sector constitutes 15% of total employment.
Here, alliances of employees, knowledge institutes, branch organisations and companies focusing on (medical) health care and life sciences find each other in the development of new products, services and smart technology applications. Resulting in a shining example of collaboration, innovation and economic development.
University Medical Center Utrecht and large life science companies, such as Bioceros, Genmab, Merus and Nutricia Research, work on innovations that improve health and quality of life. They conduct leading research related to regenerative medicine and 3D bioprinting, stem cells and organoids, immune therapies, cancer research and cures, premature babies and medical nutrition, serious and applied gaming and smart, sustainable cities.
“In Utrecht it is quicker and easier to find young talent, knowledge based industry is attracted by the university, which is a bonus for new business; in short: a wonderful city for your company.”
-Eduard Schaepman, Chief Tribes
“In 2017, Except moved its headquarter from Rotterdam to Utrecht. Operating both nationally and internationally, the central location and proximity to Schiphol International made it the obvious choice for employees and customers.”
-Tom Bosschaert, Director
“Utrecht is also one of the largest student cities in the Netherlands, with many students from home and abroad. The city is not only commercially appealing, it is also rich in history and culture, such as the Dom Tower and the Central Museum.”
-Rien Braakman, General Manager and lawyer at Nexa Velo Advocaten
“The cooperation with the city’s municipality was decisive in the choice to locate the main office of Except and UCo in Utrecht. Their input was essential for the initial set up. With their ongoing support, dedication and effort UCo is now a reality and Europe’s first energy neutral, healthy, sustainable office in a monument.”
– Tom Bosschaert, Initiator und Founder UCo