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LiveScience Spotlight

Science meets society at the Naturalis LiveScience gallery with unlock_LiveScience. unlock_LiveScience is a meeting place where you can connect with, contribute ideas to and learn all about the latest developments on biodiversity and research happening at the Leiden Bio Science Park (LBSP).

Project coordinator Anna Heerdink

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Through the collaboration of Life Science Incubator unlock_ and Naturalis, unlock_LiveScience brings together Naturalis and the companies at the LBSP with the visitors of Naturalis. In the beautiful, open-access, LiveScience gallery, everyone can contribute to and share knowledge on the science happening right here in Leiden. 

Startups and companies, alongside the researchers from Naturalis, will have the opportunity to collaborate with each other and present their work through a variety of activities. These activities will strengthen the collaboration of companies in the park.

This can include:

  • An open and interactive spotlight where you share the latest knowledge, show your innovative research, and have a Q&A with the audience.
  • A demonstration of your work or equipment where the audience can really experience your research.
  • Putting your research or equipment on display in one of the LiveScience display cases to show the breakthroughs in research and innovation happening right here on the LBSP. 
  • Special After Dark sessions tailored around a specific topic and audience based on your input. 


Do you work for a start-up or company at the LBSP and would like to participate? Or do you have a question about the project? Then get in touch with unlock_LiveScience co-ordinator Anna Heerdink via the contact form below.


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unlock_LiveScience is an initiative of unlock_ and Naturalis Biodiversity Center and made possible by the subsidy scheme Campuses South Holland from the Province of South Holland. This project contributes to the strengthening and further development of the Leiden Bio Science Park. 

Entrepreneurs from Bio Science park Leiden get to know Naturalis
Lecture in LiveScience


unlock_ is the Life Sciences and Health incubator for startups in the Netherlands. By supporting all phases of entrepreneurship in the life sciences, unlock_ provides start-ups and scale-ups with the structure, network and tools needed to turn an idea into a solution. 

Bio Science Park

The Leiden Bio Science Park (LBSP) is the largest Life Sciences & Health cluster in the Netherlands. Over the past 35 years, the LBSP has acquired a strong, global position. With innovative companies, research institutes, academia and start-ups on the premises, the LBSP Foundation is committed to develop the future.

Animals in LiveScience

unlock_LiveScience sessions

Curious about the research discussed in unlock_LiveScience? A summary of the topics that have been previously presented will soon appear below. 

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