About us

Your partner in science

Kadans Science Partner

Kadans Science Partner focuses on bringing people together to overcome global challenges.

Across Europe, we have built a network of clients, partner organisations, and innovative minds, active in Life Sciences & Health, Food, Energy & Digital Economy. All determined to find solutions to the global challenges we face today. All determined to make a difference.

Therefore, we invest, develop and operate specialised assets to complement science clusters across Europe. These are not just standard workspaces. We create environments in which scientific organisations can thrive. Specialised assets that are curated to suit your needs and support future growth.

Within each specialised asset and wider science cluster you’ll find organisations of all sizes, which can help you scale or support you as you need. Whether you need access to talent, research, or capital, we can connect you with the right people, in the right organisation.

We have 20+ years of experience

Founded in the 1990s, the specialisation of Kadans Science Partner truly began with the 2009 acquisition of BioPartner Center Wageningen, an organisation established in 2000 to support the valorisation of fundamental research conducted at the Wageningen University & Research Campus, marking our first multi-tenant buildings for start-ups, scale-ups and corporate R&Ds. Since then, we have curated a much wider offering that is built for innovation. In 2010, Kadans Science Partner was founded to reflect this evolution, expanding our development focus to knowledge intensive real estate investments in the Netherlands. Kadans now operates as an international leader in the UK, Germany, Belgium, France, and most recently Spain, servicing over 400 clients within 27 science clusters in 6 countries.

Backed by AXA IM – Real Assets since 2020, our network continues to grow as we develop more locations and support more science clusters across Europe. Our market pioneering approach reflects Kadans’ objective to become the European HUB for all stakeholders in the life sciences sector in the near future.

Global Connectivity empowers Local Proximity

Local ecosystems with multiple scientific buildings and resources grouped together support the success of our clients, while we also bring many benefits to organisations in the area.

We understand the key to a successful science cluster lies in the combination of economic, physical and network drivers. This includes the organisations that drive and cultivate the local ecosystem, such as research and educational businesses and institutions. Both public and private spaces tie the cluster physically together. Lastly, the science cluster benefits from providing people with shared goals and ambitions opportunities to meet. Learn more about our science clusters here.

Local Proximity

Before developing a building, we ensure talent, research, and capital resources are present – and advise on or add any missing elements. We then situate our real estate solutions in close proximity to the resources required, supporting knowledge-sharing, synergy, collaboration, and innovation. Learn more about it here.

Global Connectivity

A valuable network of locally connected science clusters enhances proximity to various resources. We add an extra dimension to our specialised assets in local clusters by providing opportunities to connect with others from our global network. By compiling our locations in one large network, clients get access to even more resources and support. In addition, our clients can easily get into contact with like-minded people that share the same goals and ambitions. Learn more about it here.

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