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SmB Events

Science meets Business organizes several events throughout the year with the goal to 1) spark collaboration between science and business through networking and 2) to close the gap between the Leiden Bio Science Park and Leiden center by showing what awesome things are happening there.

 

The main, most frequent event - and as such the backbone of Science meet Business - is the SmB Cafe. This cafe is hosted every second Thursday of the month, nine times a year (Feb-Jun, Sep-Dec), at BioPartner or at PLNT. 

Other events include the Business Plan Competition (SmBPC), the annual BBQ (SmBBQ) and other incidental events and appearances like (at) Gulliver (started by SmB), the Weekend Business Challenge, the Science Tent at Werfpop and Leiden Loves Science.

Would you like to collaborate? Contact us!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SmB Café March 2024

Thursday the 14th

SmB Café March 2024

Last event was super successful, thanks to everyone who attended. Next up: March café!

 

PAST EVENTS

Thursday the 8th

Thursday the 8th

SmB Cafe February 2024

Y'all ready for this? We're back after the winter break! Check out our amazing speakers and sign up and we promise you will have a great time among other science nerds, entrepreneurs and people who go lengths for a free beer. As always, the event is free, including the drinks!

Thursday the 11th

Thursday the 11th

No SmB café in January..

Unfortunately, there will be no café in January, the year is slowly starting up so be on the lookout for an amazing February Café!

Thursday the 9th

Thursday the 9th

SmB Cafe November 2023

Come join us at the Science meets Business cafe to get out of the rain. Here you can meet entrepreneurs, future innovators and people who are a blast to hang out with, especially November, the time where the Xmas buzz is not yet starting. Do we see you there?

Thursday the 12th

Thursday the 12th

SmB Cafe October 2023

All new Science meets Business Café!

Dear Science and Business enthusiasts,

The summer is still going on! This calls for some drinks and geeky science at this months Science meets Business Café. Get ready to go to space with ICE Cubes or stay on the ground and follow the new quantum communication revolution. It's going to be epic! As always, the sign-up is free and drinks are included. What are you waiting for? Program and sign up link below.

Hope to see you there,

The SmB team

Thursday the 14th

Thursday the 14th

SmB Cafe September 2023

Summer is almost coming to an end..... but! SmB is back! We kick off the autumn season with the known mix of spicy Science and savory entrepreneurship

Thurday, June 8

Thurday, June 8

SmB BBQ June 8 2023

Get ready for the annual BBQ! Expect cool drinks and grilled food while hanging out with people from the Bioscience park and around. We also have amazing speakers planned so sign up below!

Thursday the 11th

Thursday the 11th

SmB Cafe May 2023

After a sucessful Lasergame SmB special we are back for a regular café with awesome speakers and cool drinks. Sign up for some sciency entrepreneur fun!

Thursday the 13th

Thursday the 13th

SmB Cafe April 2023 and LASERgame!

We got a surprise for you: This month's café will be in PLNT and you can expect the cool speakers and drinks as usual BUT the location PLNT will host a Lasergame that day and invited the guests to participate! So get ready to fire up the lasergun after our speaker session. Don't miss out!

* Photo by Maximalfocus from Unsplash

Thursday, March 9

Thursday, March 9

SmB Café March 2023

Back for an awesome SmB café!

Thursday February 9th

Thursday February 9th

No Cafe Today

Due to circumstances we had to cancel the February Cafe, unfortunately. Thanks for understanding and we are looking forward to welcoming you next month! The second Thursday of March. :)

Thursday the 12th

Thursday the 12th

No SmB Cafe in January

Happy New Year! Hope you had awesome holidays and New Year's and we are looking forward to 2023. In January – when a lot of people are busy or away – we will be making plans for the coming months. Will we see you again in February? :D

Thursday the 8th

Thursday the 8th

SmB Fermentation Special December 2022

This second Thursday of December we will be organising a 'Fermentation Special'!

Thursday the 10th

Thursday the 10th

SmB Cafe November 2022

Back in Biopartner this month for a regular (still awesome) cafe filled with cool speakers, networking and drinks!

Note: We will be starting a little bit later today. Walk-in as of 17:15 and start at 17:45!

Thursday the 13th

Thursday the 13th

SmB Cafe October 2022

This October we will be back with a brand new Science meets Business Café! Join us for an exciting evening filled with speakers from both academia and small medium business in and around Leiden!

Thursday the 8thth

Thursday the 8thth

SmB Cafe September 2022

September no cafe.
More info follows soon

Thursday the 11th

Thursday the 11th

SmB QUIZ August 2022 @ The PLNT Rooftop!

This special Leiden City of Science Year we will keep your summer interesting with something we haven’t done before — a Science Quiz Game!

We wouldn’t be ourselves if we went along with standard pubquiz questions about the dates, names and other random facts. Instead, the quiz would aim to test your out-of-the-box thinking, intuition and ability to work in a team. No preparation needed!

Naturally, this is also a great opportunity to network in a refreshing way by playing with people you don’t know and stay for drinks afterwards.

Thursday the 23rd

Thursday the 23rd

SmB BBQ June 2022

No lockdown or measures this year! Which means we can go ahead with our BBQ in June!

Networking, catching-up with colleagues or (old) classmates, matching for jobs or internships: we will be doing it all again!

Made possible by: Science Based Business (Leiden University), LEH, Baseclear

Thursday the 12th

Thursday the 12th

SmB Cafe May 2022 | Exit Strategies

This May we will be back at PLNT! And in its honour, we will be giving special attention to science based entrepreneurship. With a few cool updates and entrepreneurs' views on exit strategies.

Thursday the 14th

Thursday the 14th

SmB Cafe April 2022

After an awesome special edition at Rijksmuseum Boerhaave we're back at BioPartner for a 'regular' cafe!

Thursday March 10th

Thursday March 10th

SmB x Leiden2022 Special: The Past, Present & Future of the Artificial Kidney

This March we will be kicking off our post COVID series with a special cafe themed by the Leiden 2022 Agenda: The (Artificial) Kidney!

We are excited to be hosting the event at the holder of two historical artificial kidneys: Rijksmuseum Boerhaave.

Our three speakers will represent the past, present and future of the artificial kidney.

How have we been and will we be saving millions of lives with science?

Join us to find out!

Can't make it physically? Join the livestream via: https://youtu.be/1-z9NiJr5Ug

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