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 Cafe May 2022 | Exit Strategies

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.

 

PAST EVENTS

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

Thursday the 9th

Thursday the 9th

(Postponed) SmB QUIZ December 2021

(This event has been postponed due to the new restrictions. Stay up to data via our socials or newsletter!)

The winter is coming and the days are getting shorter, so SmB is planning to lighten up your December 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 though, and the prizes will await the winners!

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 11th

Thursday the 11th

SmB Cafe November 2021

Back at Biopartner for the first traditional SmB Cafe this November!

Thursday the 14th

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

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

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

Return to be determined

Corona Break

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 9th

Thursday the 9th

[Canceled] SmB IP Special: 'Is the university stealing my inventions?'

[Canceled] This SmB Special we will be diving into intellectual property.

Thursday the 12th

Thursday the 12th

SmB Cafe March 2020

After a nice start of 2020 we will be back in March with another Cafe in BioPartner.

Thursday the 13th

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

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 14th

Thursday the 14th

SmB Cafe November 2019

This November we will leaving our known turf and host our SmB Cafe at the LUMC in collaboration with the PhD Association!

Thursday the 10th

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

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!

Sunday July 14th

Sunday July 14th

SmB meets Werfpop

Science meets Business will be back at Werfpop this year! Stay tuned for the science awesomeness we will be bringing this year!

Thursday the 13th

Thursday the 13th

SmB Cafe and BBQ June 2019

Our yearly Science meets Business BBQ, where scientists, students and business professionals can mix, meet and mingle to broaden their network, look for (people to fill) positions, learn and/or just to have fun and catch-up. For sure that we will be celebrating another year of science meeting business. We are looking forward to welcoming you all!

Thursday the 9th

Thursday the 9th

SmB Cafe May 2019

The last SmB Cafe before the BBQ, at the trusted BioPartner.

Thursday the 11th

Thursday the 11th

SmB Cafe April 2019 (CANCELED)

The April weather may be unpredictable, and apparently the number of sign-ups as well. For the first time in the history of SmB we have decided to cancel the cafe due to too few sign-ups... We didn't like it and we're very sorry, but our speakers as well as our audience deserve more impact through our events, so they will be coming back another time! In the meanwhile, check out the May Cafe!

Thursday the 14th

Thursday the 14th

SmB Cafe March 2019

After an awesome Valentine's Day Special at the beautiful National Museum of Antiquities, we will be back at BioPartner for your monthly shot of entrepreneurial science.