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Introducing the Pedro Hermkens Stipend: Empowering professional growth at Pivot Park 

Are you interested in learning about the latest initiatives driving professional development at Pivot Park? Allow us to introduce you to the Pedro Hermkens Stipend – a great opportunity aimed at supporting the educational pursuits of employees who work at companies in our vibrant community. 

Honouring a legacy, fostering collaboration 

Named in honour of Professor Pedro Hermkens from HAN University of Applied Sciences, this stipend commemorates his legacy of educational excellence and collaboration. Professor Hermkens was instrumental in establishing a Hybrid Learning environment at Pivot Park, fostering partnerships between companies, students, educators, and researchers. Now, through Pedro Hermkens Stipend, we continue to uphold his vision of life-long learning and innovation. 

Investing in professional growth 

At Pivot Park, we recognise the importance of investing in the ongoing development of our community members. The Pedro Hermkens Stipend offers our community a maximum award of 1,000 euros, providing vital support for their career endeavours. Whether individuals are looking to expand their skills, pursue further education, or explore new growth opportunities, this stipend serves as a valuable resource in their professional journey. The Pedro Hermkens Stipend represents more than just financial support – it’s a testament to our commitment to nurturing talent and driving progress within the Pivot Park community.  


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Today, the entire chain is still represented in Oss, from early-stage research to the commercial scale production of medicines. Working in Oss, we focus on the health of people all over the world. Employees at dozens of companies large and small put their heart and soul into new medicines, products and services that will improve lives worldwide. Together, our strength lies in our combination of broad knowledge about the development of medicines and a thorough understanding of the requirements of high-quality production.

This shared past and common values stimulate strong bonds among everyone who works in pharmaceuticals in Oss. We build on qualities, expertise and networks that go back decades. And with a wide variety of pharmaceutical companies, suppliers and scientific institutions all located nearby, we offer an attractive business climate and an excellent basis for international collaboration.

We are proud to work together to create a better and healthier future for all, a collaboration that in turn fuels growing employment: today, most pharmaceutical jobs in the Netherlands are in Oss. Here we connect talent and companies and stimulate entrepreneurship, while our expert employees are our most important asset. Their drive ensures that Oss has an influence on health all over the world.

Pharma in Oss offers endless opportunities to startups and talent in a city and region that is a joy to live and work in. We are committed to collaboration and sustainable and successful entrepreneurship. Oss’s pharmaceutical companies are intrinsically competitive while also being committed to quality and safety. This, plus their focus on new health solutions and contemporary technology, makes us a leader in our pursuit of a better life for people worldwide.