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Leiden Innovation Award 2017

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the Leiden Innovation Award 2017 (Leidse Innovatieprijs)

Leiden Innovation Award 2017

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the Leiden Innovation Award 2017 (Leidse Innovatieprijs). The prize was awarded on Tuesday of last week. This is the fourth time that the Leiden Entrepreneurs Fund has issued this award.

‘The metal precision parts manufacturer was designated a “new Leiden icon” by the jury. - The Innovation Award jury was not only impressed by Meester Techniek’s products, but also praised the manner in which this family business from Leiden has managed to secure a position in a long international chain of business operations’ (Leidsch Dagblad 29-11-2017).

One of the reasons the Entrepreneurs Fund granted us the Innovation Award ran as follows: ‘Leiden was once an industrial city. However, between 1970 and 1985 almost all of the factories closed down. Now, one generation on, we’re back. Thanks to the Bio Science Park, and thanks to Meester Techniek. The Meester family proves that with imagination, perseverance, and modesty, we in the Netherlands are capable of building a thing or two.’