Human Capital event

September 19, 2023 from 16:00 to 18:30
Organised by: LBSP Foundation | Location: Grand Café de Stal

The meeting is entirely dedicated to action line 4: 'The Leiden Bio Science Park; the place to be for international LSH professionals', from the HCA report ‘without talent no growth'.

There are opportunities to increase the influx and retention of international knowledge workers (WO - HBO - MBO) and students. This also requires a better international positioning and branding of the Leiden Bio Science Park.

Working together on a local, regional and national level to promote the LBSP as an ecosystem for international talent.

We have an interesting program where we start with an introduction of the new team member of the LBSP Foundation: Thijs Remijn, followed by a presentation by Corine van der Ceelen how promoting LBSP as an ecosystem for international talent can help you find the workers you need and how Leiden International Centre can help you in onboarding and retaining them.

The program will end with a panel discussion where we will talk about the topic in a dynamic and interactive way, based on several propositions and questions. After the panel discussion there is an opportunity for networking and drinks.


  • 16.00 – 16.15 Walk-in 16.15 Welcome
  • 16.20 Thijs Remijn, kwartiermaker/projectleader Human Capital Agenda & partial agreement Economic Board Zuid-Holland at the LBSP Foundation 'Driving and realizing the action lines of the Human Capital Agenda.'
  • 16.25 Corine van der Ceelen, Head of Business Development at Leiden&Partners 'Promotion and services to attract and onboard international staff.'
  • 16.40 Panel discussie
    • Frank Helmus, Manager Talent Acquisition at Johnson & Johnson
      ‘Active member of the LBSP Human Capital community (HR professionals) for acquisition of international talent’
    • Sasja Heijman, Program Manager International Talent, Innovation Quarter
      ‘It is of great importance to promote the LBSP specifically in the key region Leiden’
    • Susana Mourelle Fernandez, Nationaal perspectief, EURES
      ‘possibilities and support for recruitment within the European Union’
    • Corine van der Ceelen, Head of Business Development at Leiden&Partners
      ‘Positioning Leiden region with a focus on the Leiden Bio Science Park as the place to be for LSH innovations'
    • Moderator: Ida Haisma, Director LBSP Foundation
      ‘Human Capital is the key to innovation’
  • 17.25 Closing
  • 17.30 Start Network & Drinks
  • 18.30 End Event
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