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!
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 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
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 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
September 9th 2021
SmB Cafe & BBQ: We're back!
After a long time of lockdown and not or only virtually seeing each other: we're back in business! With Science Based Business none the least. Our traditional June BBQ couldn't take place in June, so that's why we are hosting it in September. Can't wait to see our SmB regulars as well as the SBB alumni again!
The rest of the speakers will be announced shortly! Follow LinkedIn or register for our newsletter to get a notification!
Note: The talks will be hosted inside (seated) and the BBQ outside, all within the COVID-guidelines.
April 1st 2021
Collaboration with Venture Cafe Rotterdam
We've missed you guys and have decided to start up again online. Collaborating with Venture Cafe Rotterdam, who has similar goals to our and has shown that networking can be done in a fun way online as well, we will dive into Innovation and Collaboration, giving the podium to initiatives and companies that are making a difference through collaboration in the greater Rotterdam and Leiden area.
Keep an eye on our socials for the info on how to join!
Return to be determined
Due to the COVID-19 scare we have decided to not host our cafes as of April 2020. Our team decided that yet another online session would not contribute to our goal and therefore would not be worth your and our time. We are currently exploring how we can offer you the content-filled networking you want and need, while respecting all the necessary health precautions. We will keep you up to date!