Source: NL Platform The past five years have seen a 29% increase in the number of female entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. However, only 36% of all entrepreneurs in the Netherlands are women. With initiatives popping up across the...
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Written by: Olena Husak If you decided to pursue a career in life sciences you most likely on the way of getting your bachelor’s/master’s or PhD’s degree. Or maybe you are already beyond these stages and you are working in some...
IME Medical Electrospinning announces name change to VIVOLTA
IME Medical Electrospinning announces name change to VIVOLTA. New name reflects company’s evolution to full-service ISO 13485 certified MedTech company for nanofiber-based medical devices, tissue engineering and drug delivery...
Women need to build a solid network for themselves
Written by: Sara Blanken On the 22nd and 23rd of September the first edition of TOPX Summit takes place in Leiden. TOPX Summit is the annual career development & empowerment summit of TOPX Network, the platform for ambitious women...
BioBusiness Summer School 2021: Manage your present for a brighter future
Written by: Martina Stella All the summer schools you might attend or hear about have something in common: the word “summer.” This may make you think of bright days and warmth on your skin. These two features were certainly true for...
Career Spotlight: medical and scientific writing
Written by: Maryia Khomich For scientists who enjoy reading, writing, and talking about science, but dislike working in a laboratory, a career in medical or scientific writing may be a great career option. Medical and scientific writers...
The future of genome-edited plants in Europe
New technologies for the genetic improvement of plants have the potential to contribute substantially to the global challenges of food and agricultural systems. The discovery of CRISPR-based and related genome editing technologies has...
Set up steps for biotech businesses in China
China has witnessed a biotech boom over the past decade. Where previously the market was dominated by generics of variable quality and an opaque and highly bureaucratic regulatory system, recent government reforms, together with massive...
How to manage your career as a PhD
The number of PhD graduates is rising. One out of ten is able to pursue a stable academic career. A majority switch to jobs outside of academia either immediately after graduating or during the following one to ten years. Continue...
Quiet Influence - How you can make a difference as an introvert
Today's competitive workplace demands that you can influence a variety of situations and people and are effective at getting your ideas across. Written by: Marijke van Dusseldorp, PhD Quiet influence - how introverts can make a...