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Ida Haisma appointed Director Leiden Bio Science Park

Ida Haisma has been appointed Director of the Leiden Bio Science Park. She will lead the transformation of the Leiden Bio Science Park from science park to innovation district. To this end, she will set up a new park organisation and act as the spokesperson for the park.

Ida Haisma is an entrepreneurial innovator and connector with lots of experience in Life Sciences & Health. She is currently leading a corporate innovation programme and advises start-ups in the energy sector. Before that, she was deputy director of the Dutch Association for Innovative Medicines. There she developed strategic agendas for the sector and worked with companies in the Dutch Life Sciences & Health Sector.

She has a great deal of knowledge and experience in creating strong innovation clusters. She was the first Director of The Hague Security Delta, the Dutch security cluster with more than 200 companies, knowledge institutions and governments that she set up from the start. Previously she was also deputy director at Kenniscentrum Grote Steden (NICIS), where she promoted cooperation between governments, companies and knowledge institutions on metropolitan development.

Ida Haisma will assume her new role on 1 September.

About Leiden Bio Science Park

Bio Science park

Leiden University collaborates at the Bio Science Park (BSP) with the business community, the LUMC and the Municipality of Leiden. This flourishing business park comprises some 170 businesses and institutions, 90 of which are life sciences businesses. Many of the businesses and academics at the Leiden Bio Science Park work on drug development. Leiden alumni regularly find work at the Park: the founders and CEOs of a number of businesses studied at or received their doctorate from Leiden University.

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