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.

 Check out upcoming and past events below! 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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!

Wednesday the 11th

December Special has been canceled

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!

Thursday the 13th

SmB Cafe February 2020

 

PAST EVENTS

Thursday the 14th

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

Thursday the 14th

SmB Cafe November 2019

Thursday the 10th

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 10th

SmB Cafe October 2019

Thursday the 12th

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!

Thursday the 12th

SmB Cafe September 2019

Sunday July 14th

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

Sunday July 14th

SmB meets Werfpop

Thursday the 13th

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 13th

SmB Cafe and BBQ June 2019

Thursday the 9th

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

Thursday the 9th

SmB Cafe May 2019

Thursday the 11th

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 11th

SmB Cafe April 2019 (CANCELED)

Thursday the 14th

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.

Thursday the 14th

SmB Cafe March 2019

Thursday February 14th

Look no further. We have an exciting alternative for Valentine’s day. One that will fill your heart with Leiden’s love for science and arts. This year’s honorary doctor, Australian professor Melissa Little, as well as world-renowned Leiden-based professor Christine Mummery will share their love of stem cells and regenerative medicine with you. Of course many others from Leiden University will share their enthusiasm for topics like Egypt, Europe, the human brain and space. Come and meet professors, scientists and art lovers and get enthused, surprised and curious what Leiden, City of Discoveries, has to offer.

Thursday February 14th

Leiden Loves Science 2019

Thursday the 13th

Corny or not: time flies when you're having fun! This will be the last Cafe of 2018 already. We have had a lot of awesome speakers, developments and discussions last year and the last one will not provide any less. Let's go out with a bang before we completely dive into the December holiday spirit. See you then!

Thursday the 13th

SmB Cafe December 2018

Thursday the 8th

On the 8th of November Science meets Business and PLNT Leiden show you what is happening in Leiden with plants, scientifically. What research is being executed and who is successfully using plants in their venture?

Thursday the 8th

SmB Cafe November 2018

Thursday the 11th

Come over, come over, the eleventh of October: the second Thursday of the month! We'll make sure again that you can enjoy time off, while gaining knowledge about what's going on in science and business, get to know new people and maybe get inspired to start your own (or not and realise pure science is more your thing)! See you then at BioPartner 1, to be found by our brand new beachflag. See you then!

Thursday the 11th

SmB Cafe October 2018

Thursday the 13th

Back after the summer! What better way to catch up on the summer stories with colleagues or to regain motivation by hearing about new endeavours and cool business updates? Join us for more science entrepreneurship and let's start the new academic year with a bang. See you there!

Thursday the 13th

SmB Cafe September 2018

Thursday the 17th

This month, due to Ascension Day, our cafe will not be on the regular second Thursday of the month, but on the third Thursday, May 17th. After an awesome special at HUBspot last April 17th, we will return to BioPartner 1 for the May Cafe with three speakers on the subjects of science and business. This month with an exciting bunch of young entrepreneurs. Claim your (free) spot now!

Thursday the 17th

SmB Cafe May 2018

Thursday the 12th

On the 12th of April, at 17:00, we are back with three speakers on the subjects of science and business. This month we challenge scientists to think about what could potentially go wrong if their field of science advanced in a wrong way. Get your free ticket via Eventbrite and join us for an evening of talks and drinks and food at HUBspot Leiden!

Thursday the 12th

SmB Cafe April 2018

Thursday the 8th

On the 8th of March we are back with three speakers on the subject of Science and Business. This month three companies will tell you everything there is to know about setting up and growing a Science Based Business. The companies are in different stages of development and are active in different scientific fields.

Thursday the 8th

SmB Cafe March 2018

Thursday the 8th

Thank you all for coming to the February edition of SmB Cafe! What we learned: Raman spectroscopy is going to be used for making sure tumors have been adequately removed. By RiverD. Battery capacity can be increased by 50% with porous silicon anodes. By LeydenJar. Besides solid science, many people forget that a solid business plan is also needed to succeed. By Batavia Bioscience.

Thursday the 8th

SmB Cafe February 2018

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