Workshops & Venture Challenges

Onderzoekers Luyers en Berkelmans

In the Netherlands, various options are offered to build knowledge and network through interactive workshops. The list below contains various options. The frequency in which these events take place varies. KWF tries to keep this list as up-to-date as possible. Do you have a tip for a workshop or event that is missing from the list? Let us know at [email protected] 

Health Holland - Lifesciences@work

Lifesciences@work organizes different courses for start-ups, including

a venture challenge for the early stage start-ups,
an advanced class on legal, funding, regulatory, reimbursement topics
advances class on how to prepare for growth and speed up for successful market introduction.

NWO - Venture Challenge

The Venture Challenge helps starting entrepreneurs in the life sciences to bring their service or product to the market. In a program of approximately ten weeks, starters receive support in setting up a company and they develop their idea into a solid business case. This way the 'time-to-market' can be shortened. 


The Mikrocentrum website contains an interesting collection of courses within medical technology, in the field of CE and ISO certification of medical devices. Some of these courses are only taught internally, but there is also a range of courses that are open to the public. 

Paul Janssen Futurelab Leiden

Biomedical researchers can come to this party for a wide range of training courses, varying from intellectual property to legislation and regulations. 


Collaborates with startups to gain and strengthen market position.  

Holland Startup

Offers young entrepreneurs a step-by-step program to help them with their business.  

IXA-valorisatie workshops 

IXA organizes different events and Venture Challenges