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Surviving the Dutch

At Pivot Park we want to offer a place for international community members to master the Dutch language and meet peers. Acerta Pharma developed an expat program for their international employees and experienced great added value. Therefore, Pivot Park and Acerta Pharma have joined forces and developed a 10-week program for the entire community.

In July a small group of international community members finished the first edition of the ‘Expat Program’ at Pivot Park. For 10 weeks they have taken Dutch lessons followed by either Dutch culture training or group activities. 

Ali, one of the participants states: “First, I would like to thank you and the expat program team for organising such an excellent opportunity for foreign people. Zahra and I loved it and could learn many things not only in Dutch language but also become familiar with Dutch culture. I have a great memory of both the Dutch course and Dutch culture training.”

In addition, we also asked Ali what the funniest thing he has learned from the Dutch culture is: “The funniest thing that I can mention is the gift that we received from Jolien (Dutch teacher) on the last day.  It was a white plastic rod about 30 cm long with a red silicone attachment. Jolien asked Zahra and me to guess what it was. We didn’t know the application of this gift. But, finally, after a number of questions and wild guesses, we found out what the product was used for. It turned out to be a ‘Flessenlikker’!”

Second edition

We will organise the second edition of this program after the summer holidays. Would you like to participate in this course? Please contact your employer and keep an eye on our communication channels (Pivot TV, community app and Monday Morning Post) for more information.

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.