During the HollandBIO MPs Debate, Anne Will Lucas (VVD), Sjoera Dikkers (PvdA) and Annemiek Verkamman (HollandBIO) discussed the value and role of biotechnology for the Dutch economy.

Sjoera Dikkers focused on the opportunities of biotechnology for agriculture and global food supply. In addition, Anne Will Lucas and Annemiek Verkamman discussed the ideal business environment for innovative life sciences companies and how the top sector policy, combined with newly announced tax measures, can contribute. Anne Will Lucas announced a new 45-points plan for innovative SMEs. Her initiative aims to provide start-ups with better support to develop their companies.