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€3 million subsidy officially handed over to five South Holland innovation campuses

On Thursday, March 7, deputy Meindert Stolk officially handed over the subsidy cheque from the province of South Holland to five South Holland innovation campuses. Through the Kansen voor West program, the province of South Holland secured a total of €3 million for further development of the campuses and strong ecosystems throughout the province, attracting new business and boosting collaboration and innovation in Life Sciences & Health.

The province of South Holland has awarded a financial contribution of €3 million to innovation campuses in the region through the Kansen voor West program. The campuses bring together an innovation ecosystem in which companies and knowledge institutions work together. They play an essential role in realizing the ambitions in the South Holland Growth Agenda, stimulating innovation, creating new activity and reducing CO2. The money is intended to strengthen the campuses and increase cooperation with SME parties. In addition, the subsidy promotes cooperation between the innovation campuses.

Subsidy for Erasmus MC Incubator

As part of the €3 million Kansen voor West subsidy, Rotterdam Square will receive €300.000 for the development of the Erasmus MC Incubator. The Incubator will be a brand new shared lab and office facility on the Erasmus MC Campus, focusing on Health&Tech. It will create a strong ecosystem and community on the campus with space for (young) businesses to locate in the vibrant heart of Rotterdam, close to the many resources Erasmus MC provides, including research, education, business support programs and a strong community.

The beneficiaries besides Rotterdam Square are the Leiden Bio Science Park, Delft University of Technology Campus, Planet and NL Space Campus. Read more about the student here in the official publication from the Economic Board Zuid-Holland (in Dutch).

Date: March 12, 2024
Source: Economic Board Zuid-Holland