Nederland
The average life expectancy of people in the Netherlands is about 81 years. Research also suggests the Netherlands has the tallest people and happiest children in the world. Our 150 year old healthcare system is accessible for everyone and known throughout the globe. With strong links between industry and academia, focused clusters, and strong chains linking research to product and business creation, the Dutch Life Sciences & Health sector competes on a global scale.

Total solutions from science to patients. This innate approach to cooperation and creativity, and the willingness to work together to achieve greater goals, are what has led to the Netherlands achieving a top position in public-private research and ‘open innovation’. For the Dutch Life Science & Health sector, knowledge-sharing and close cooperation and collaboration between companies and research institutions, with full support of the government, is what drives this success. The Dutch model, moving from research to knowledge, innovation, and products, generates sustainable, affordable and proven solutions and sets the standard worldwide. The strong inter-disciplinary approach produces a high level of knowledge and expertise across the entire healthcare chain, from science, to patient, and often results in comprehensive ‘total solutions’. Innovative Dutch products and services in the areas of as remote care, medical apparatus, and diagnostic coupling between Pharma and Medtech, provide the answers to many of today’s global healthcare challenges.

More information can be found on: https://www.hollandtradeandinvest.com/key-sectors/life-science-and-health

Singapore
Healthcare is a huge and rapidly growing global market, with the biomedical sector remaining an important contributor to Singapore’s manufacturing economy. We also seek to develop innovative healthcare services, drugs or devices that will deliver better health outcomes for our people and enable a sustainable healthcare system.

Singapore’s healthcare institutions – comprising public hospitals, private hospitals and specialty centres – provide a complete spectrum of clinical services from basic health screening to dental surgery and quaternary care. Singapore is committed to driving innovation that addresses the rising costs and inefficiencies in healthcare systems worldwide. As the city-state adopts an integrated-care approach to sustain its objective of providing good and affordable healthcare and to find ways to tackle the challenges of an ageing population, Singapore seeks to promote innovation within the healthcare system that can achieve improved clinical outcomes and enable greater cost and operational efficiencies in the healthcare system.

More information can be found on: https://www.edb.gov.sg/content/edb/en/industries.html