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Leaders in Life Sciences – #18 Nico van Meeteren

In the Podcast Leaders of Life Sciences, André van de Sande talks to leaders of now and soon in the life sciences sector. This episode’s guest is Nico van Meeteren. We believe that there needs to be more spoken by people in the sector about themselves but also about their work. That starts with the leaders of today who are questioned about their careers and motivations. These are leaders working in the broadest corners of the industry, but they all have one thing in common: our guests all have a mission to contribute to improving health worldwide. 

The guests who join Leaders in Life Sciences on a monthly basis are CEOs, scientists, politicians, young leaders, entrepreneurs, and they engage in conversations with André van de Sande about their personal and professional activities. In short, extraordinary stories from extraordinary guests that we will share with you because there needs to be more insight for this shared mission.

Pivot Park is partner of the Leaders of Life Sciences Podcast. 

Episode 18

Our guest: Nico van Meeteren, General Director and Secretary General of the Topsector Life Sciences & Health.

We would like to hear from you! If you have a question for us or for one of our upcoming guests, please get in touch via the Leaders in Life Sciences website.

Pivot Park Captains' Dinner

10 years ago, Pivot Park opened its doors to the world. Thanks to your commitment, support and confidence, we have been able to grow it into the successful and innovative biopharmaceutical campus it is today.

Now it’s time to celebrate!

We are therefore delighted to invite you – along with all your fellow CEOs at Pivot Park – to a special night out featuring inspiring art, a wonderful dinner and lots of opportunities to network and exchange ideas.

Erwin Wurm | Am I a House?

For the first time, the artist shows a cross-section of his work, from Narrow Furniture to One Minute Sculptures, within the walls of a historic building. Villa Constance, a former home that today houses Museum Jan Cunen, is not only a location but also part of the conversation. Because what exactly is a house?


The development of medicines in Oss began one hundred years ago. It was then that the foundations were laid for what would become a flourishing pharmaceutical sector in the Netherlands, leading to groundbreaking discoveries such as insulin and the anti-conception pill.

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.