The consortium of top life sciences and medical technology partners in the Netherlands
Medical Delta is a research driven life sciences and medical technology cluster situated in the west of the Netherlands.
The Delft-Leiden-Rotterdam region contains a remarkable and unique concentration of healthcare centres, technological and scientific expertise and the largest cluster of life sciences companies of the Netherlands. With:
Excellent universities and medical centers in life sciences and medtech
- Leiden University
- Erasmus University Rotterdam
- Delft University of Technology
- Leiden University Medical Center
- Erasmus University Medical Center
A high concentration of life science education and research and one of the best-educated labour forces in Europe.
In the area circa 600 companies are active in medical technology and life science of which 80 are concentrated at the Leiden Bio Science Park.
In Rotterdam, Leiden and Delft incubators exist close to the universities that hosted over 40 medical technology related start-ups within the last 3 years.
The biomedical industries in the area (employing over 18,000 people and spending over 5 billion euro every year) and a population of 3.5 million (10 million within an hour’s drive) make this part of the Netherlands a vibrant centre for the health and life sciences.
The Medical Delta institutes fuel many joint professorships and joint educational programs at BSc-PhD level in life sciences, biomechanical engineering, molecular sciences, entrepreneurship etc.
In last 3 years the Medical Delta institutes started around 30 Million Euro worth of extra projects with industry and TU Delft chose Health as one of its main focus areas for the coming decades.