Heart of Health

Utrecht, Heart of Health is the region where we collaborate towards a healthier, more sustainable future. Here, we develop solutions and innovations that enable us to lead a healthier life physically, mentally, and socially, in an environment that contributes to it.

Now, it is more important than ever that we live sustainably and climate-friendly, focusing on nature and biodiversity. In our region, you will find businesses, governments, and knowledge institutions working together in all these areas to create a healthy society worldwide. 

Healthy People

We want people to live better, more fulfilling lives in a society that promotes their wellbeing inside and outside of work. And so, we’re committed to delivering excellent living and working conditions for the 1.5 million people who call Utrecht home.

Healthy Environment

We’re naturally beautiful. Which is why we give equal consideration to nature and the reality of being a modern, urban region. We owe it to ourselves to actively invest in climate proof, energy conscious and biodiverse urban centres.
Our stories

BBio - vaccine collaboration to deliver a future without Polio

It can sometimes feel like vaccines are a relatively new technology. Even though most of us have had vaccinations in our childhood, recent events have really brought this world-changing technology to the front of our minds.
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Do you have a story to tell?

We connect people with opportunities. Inspire innovative thinking. Invite groundbreaking entrepreneurship. Here, opportunity abounds. If you’re contributing to a bright new future for the health of our planet and its people, we’d love to hear from you. Share your story!

Events

From international congresses on the circular economy to egg-and-spoon races at the local primary school, our vibrant community is in constant motion. We actively encourage knowledge sharing and support innovative visions. In fact, we want you to get involved! Be sure to check out our events page. Together we can create a healthier, happier life for all.

18 March 2024

Healthy environment

Eurocities Mobility Forum

Utrecht

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4 April 2024

Healthy people

Impact Fair

Utrecht

Op 4, 5 en 6 april verandert Koninklijke Jaarbeurs Utrecht in een interactieve multimediale Impact Experience

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8 April 2024

Healthy people

Dutch Health Week

Utrecht

Van 8 tot 14 april 2024 organiseert Dutch Health Hub een week lang Dutch Health Week in Utrecht. Dé plek waar professionals uit de zorg en life sciences samenkomen om kennis te delen.

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#1

Cycling city in the world with the biggest bicycle parking

#2

World’s best Geography University (Shangai ranking)

#1

Most competitive region in Europe
Best comprehensive wellbeing policy in The Netherlands
Utrecht is building upon the science of the Blue Zones
81%
Utrecht region residents experience good health
50%
of all Dutch Medical & Pharma R&D is based in Utrecht
49.3%
of jobs in the Utrecht region contribute to a healthy society

Where the initiatives take place

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Heart of Health in the media

Thinking of making Utrecht your next stop?

We can’t wait to welcome you! In fact, our experts are on hand to answer any questions you’ve got. Whether you’re dreaming of groundbreaking research and development opportunities, looking for a capital injection to get your startup off the ground, or simply looking for a healthier, happier life, Utrecht’s got it all.