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 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
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 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 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 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
Thursday the 14th
SmB Cafe October 2021 @ PLNT
This month we'll host our SmB Cafe at PLNT again! And as we do, we like our PLNT events to be themed and this time we will be bringing you different approaches and uses of AI (Artificial Intelligence)!
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!
Thursday the 13th
SmB Cafe February 2020
After the holiday season we will be back with science and business inspiration and networking you were lacking. Looking forward to welcoming everyone again!
Wednesday the 11th
December Special has been canceled
Due to circumstances we can no longer host the Science Battle, unfortunately.
Since we want to deliver quality programmes we decided to not quickly fill a new programme for the evenening and decided to cancel the session alltogether.
We hope you find a good alternative for the evening and we will be back after the Holiday and New Years' events and start with a bang in February (Thursday the 13th).
We wish you all the best and are looking forward to welcoming you in 2020!
Thursday the 10th
SmB Cafe October 2019
This month we are hosting a special set of speakers with an extra special contribution from outside of Leiden (Nijmegen actually) our latest Dutch Ig Nobel prize winner!
Thursday the 12th
SmB Cafe September 2019
After the summer months we'll be back with our fall season of SmB Cafe's, of course every second Thursday of the month! This time: Nanotech, BaaS and MedTech. This special session we will be welcoming the EIT Health teams!