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.
“Utrecht is an attractive location for businesses with it being a metropole yet compact in size and with a beautiful historic city centre. As a typical student city it continuously attracts new talent, creating an annual influx of qualified workers that oftentimes stay in the region to live and work.”
-Anne-Lize van Dusseldorp, Sustainability Manager
“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
“We have deliberately chosen to stay in Utrecht. The central location and accessibility, both by car and public transport, make the city the best place to have our headquarters.”
-Emlyn van der Wal, Chief Operating Officer at ABN AMRO Lease