LIFE Cooperative

Uniting Life Sciences & Health SMEs and startups in the Northern Netherlands to create more impact. Together.

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The LIFE Cooperative started in 2015 with clear ambitions: making life science and medical technology in the North more sustainable, strengthening the impact on the environment and growing the chain by 20 to 30% in the following years.

The LIFE Cooperative continues to grow and now consists of more than 50 companies and startups in the Northern Netherlands, representing more than 5,000 FTEs and generating a combined turnover of 450 million euros.

Discover companies and jobs within the LIFE Cooperative

ThermoFisher

Thermo Fisher

  • Groningen
  • Interested to hire internationals
  • LIFE Cooperative
  • Lifescience & Health
  • 1+
Cover Ivymedical

Ivy Medical

  • Groningen
  • Interested to hire internationals
  • Interested to hire PhDs
  • LIFE Cooperative
  • 1+
Acquilo Photo (1)

Aquilo

  • Groningen
  • Interested to hire internationals
  • LIFE Cooperative
  • Biotech
  • 1+
Imds Hero

IMDS R&D B.V.

  • Roden
  • Interested to hire internationals
  • LIFE Cooperative
  • Lifescience & Health
SG papertronics

SG Papertronics

  • Groningen
  • Interested to hire internationals
  • LIFE Cooperative
  • Research & Development
  • 1+

Do you want to stay up to date about all job vacancies (including in Dutch), internships and possibilities from the companies (such as Symeres, ICON, Certe, EV Biotech, Lode Holding and Innocore) within the LIFE Cooperative?

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Better together

Photo: Diepzeekonijn

It helps when stakeholders speak with one voice. To get governments and research, knowledge, and educational institutions onboard, the Life Science and Medical Technology-oriented SMEs united in the Healthy Aging Business Cooperative UA.

Collaboration improves efficiency. Organising common training courses, jointly purchasing chemicals and lab materials, and visiting international trade fairs all happen collaboratively. The LIFE Cooperative also found that when different stakeholders in the same sector join forces, interesting possibilities emerge. Chains can be created to develop new services in areas such as biomarker validation and 3D printing.