5.7 million European subsidy for Living Lab The Hague
With the development of the Living Lab The Hague, Leiden University/Campus The Hague and the municipality of The Hague are aiming to further strengthen the knowledge infrastructure in the city. The European Union is providing a subsidy of 5.7 million euro.
Within the Living Lab The hague, students and researchers of Leiden University work closely together with colleagues and representatives of international organisations, businesses and other knowledge institutions based in The Hague, and with international partner universities. The collaboration focuses on issues in the area of peace and law. Modern IT methods mean that within the 'golden triangle' of teaching, research and knowledge exploitation players will be able to work on study projects and at the same time stimulate the development of cluster networks in the region of The Hague. Young and talented researchers will be guided in starting their own companies in The Hague's service sector.
Councillor Ingrid van Engelshoven (Education, Services): ' The international city of The Hague is further strengthening its academic standing. Given the status of the city, we are compelled to work on knowledge development in the field of peace and justice. We are fully convinced that this is the right direction to go, and are pleased to collabrate with our partner, Leiden University, in workinig towards this aim.'
Dean Jouke de Vries (Faculty of Campus the Hague): 'It is fantastic that, with this European subsidy, we can implement the most up-to-date teaching concepts. It offers us many opportunities to further stimulate the collaboration between teaching, research and government, and at the same time to promote entrepreneurship.'
In the course of 2012, the Living Lab will be located in the Academy Building of Leiden University in The Hague, on the corner of the Casuariestraat-Schouwburgstraat. The municipality is investing in excess of 3 million euro in Leiden University's new building in The Hague. The University's investment in the project amounts to 6 million euro. The remaining costs (5.7 million) will be covered by the European subsidy.