About DTL

The Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL) is a public-private partnership of more than 50 life science organisations in the Netherlands. The majority of Dutch universities and university medical centres are DTL partners and a growing number of companies are joining the organisation. 

DTL is organised as a network of experts and policymakers affiliated with the DTL partners. This DTL network is supported by a small facilitating team located in Utrecht (Read more about the organisation). DTL connects scientists, data experts, technical experts, and trainers that are specialised in a variety of high-end wet lab and data technologies, and working in life science domains ranging from health to nutrition, agro, biotech, and biodiversity. Together, these professionals interconnect and improve their research infrastructure to enable cost-effective cross-technology life science research in national and international collaboration.

The Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL) and Health-RI are moving forward together in one organisation

While DTL has its roots in the life sciences, a large part of DTL activities and projects in the field of health have already been carried out jointly with Health-RI in recent years. The expertise and networks of DTL and Health-RI increasingly overlapped. Since mid-2022, DTL and Health-RI have jointly formed the coordination point for the establishment of the nationally operating Thematic Digital Competence Center (TDCC) for health and life sciences, with the support of NWO.

With the DTL team integrated in the Health-RI organisation, the orientation on the broad life sciences is maintained and further strengthened. The joint approach guarantees a fruitful connection with life sciences initiatives and public and private stakeholders focused on health, nutrition, and agri-food, biotechnology, and biodiversity. The DTL team will focus strongly on FAIR implementation and data stewardship, shared technological facilities, training and community building, and innovation in data-driven research and innovation through advanced bioinformatics, modelling, and Artificial Intelligence.