Costs and presence
The workshop is funded by NWO Science and NWO Applied and Engineering Sciences, and Lorentz Center. However, to cover all expenses of the workshop a nominal contribution is requested from the participating companies.
- Companies with more than 50 employees: € 2,750 (excl. VAT)
- Companies with less than 50 employees and non-profit organisations: € 1,000 (excl. VAT)
Please note, that if your case is selected and you have confirmed your participation to the workshop by email, you can no longer withdraw and will have to be present during the workshop to guide the young investigators. In addition, with the confirmation you will also have committed to fulfill the financial obligations.
Hotel costs of representatives from industry and possible other in-kind contributions are not included in this financial contribution. Participating companies are expected that at least one of their employees is available at least 3 days during the workshop week (preferably Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and can be contacted by the participants during the whole week (e.g. phone or Skype).
Confidentiality and Intellectual property
The main purpose of the workshop is the exchange of knowledge between industry and academia and generated results are intended to be public. To ensure a free flow of information, all participants must sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to enable information protection. Therefore you will have to ensure that your company agrees with the NDA (page 5 and 6). Please do contact the organisers if you have any questions or remarks regarding the NDA.
Both large industry and SMEs have benefited from these workshops. Previous editions of the Life Sciences with Industry workshop have resulted in creative and innovative solutions for challenging R&D problems. Companies that joined us were Philips, DSM, Keygene, Bejo Zaden, Heineken, Nutricia Research, Danone, Unilever, Syngenta, Pam Gene International, Amsterdam Scientific Instruments, Corbion, FEI Electron Optics, NXP Semiconductors, Bioceros, Solynta, VITO, Shell, Ausnutria and BaseClear.
In 2019, the multidisciplinary teams have worked on the following challenging problems:
- The search for new enzymes for sustainable use of industrial waste streams – DSM
- Improving biodegradation assessment of chemicals for a greener future– Shell
- Interactive app for maternal and offspring health – Ausnutria BV
- Potato CRISP(R)s – Solynta
The above mentioned information and an impression of the Life Sciences with Industry Workshop 2019 can be found at:
- Life Sciences with Industry workshop experiences | NWO
- Life Sciences with Industry workshop | NWO