Maarten van Dongen, Lab for Rent B.V.
Facility sharing to empower innovation!
‘Facility sharing’ is the sharing of laboratories, equipment, expertise and data. Facility sharing provides opportunities for research that is not possible in your own laboratorie. Or to do research without owning a laboratorie. And of course, to share your own lab space and amenities with third parties. Maarten van Dongen of LabForRent B.V. addresses the chances and possibilities and possible problems. He will take you to a national survey of Facility Sharing that LabForRent has conducted. Finally, he explains why LabForRent would like to set up a nationwide platform for Facility sharing.
About Maarten van Dongen
Maarten van Dongen obtained his MSc in Microbiology at Groningen University and a PhD in Biochemistry at Amsterdam University. He has spent over a decade as an R&D Project manager at Solvay Pharma and as a managing director of Pharming Oy in Finland and Pharming NV in Flanders. Since 1998 Maarten is consulting in the domain of Life Sciences and Innovation. Gradually his interest shifted from consulting work to Life Sciences entrepreneurship. In 2015 he was cofounder of LabForRent BV, an efficient online marketplace for lab space and research infrastructure. In 2016 he initiated the development of a new Information platform in the domain of AMR (AntiMicrobials Resistance).