Planet is a firm believer in the triple-helix innovation model, and actively connects people in the biotech community. Collaboration between science, education and government helps scientific knowledge break through boundaries and lead to innovative, valuable products and services.

What we do

At Planet, we go beyond providing you with a mere lab or office space. By becoming part of our community, you gain exclusive access to our thriving ecosystem of industrial biotech knowledge and services, which we continuously cultivate and expand upon. Our primary goal is to connect you with the right stakeholders that align with your specific needs and goals. By leveraging our extensive network, we empower you to unlock opportunities for collaboration, growth, and success.

Business Support

Planet empowers you by providing valuable connections, essential resources, and a thriving entrepreneurial community. Our core focus is to facilitate innovation journeys through top-notch support, access to inspiring partners, up-to-date information, exceptional facilities, and capital acquisition opportunities.

  • Business network
    Gain access to and collaborate with our global network of experts, corporates, accelerators, mentors and startups. 
  • Service providers
    Regulatory, IP, Legal, business consultants, HR, administration etc.
  • Talent
    Interns, talent markets, exchange programs, courses on campus.

Technical Support

Planet offers comprehensive technical support to help you scale and grow rapidly, ranging from customized process optimization to advanced analytics and troubleshooting, empowering you to navigate and overcome the complexities of biotech and synthetic biology industries.

  • High-end competences 
    in genetics, analysis, process development and food application.
  • Academic & Applied Science collaboration 
    with world class universities in Delft, Amsterdam, Wageningen and Leiden.
  • Scale-up your business
    Tap into a wealth of fermentation, downstream processing and bio-process piloting experience available in Delft. 
  • Safety services
    Planet has a single environmental permit that encompasses the activities of all our residents. We conduct annual audits to ensure that all residents meet the permit criteria.

Financial Support

Unlock financing opportunities for your business with Planet's support. Benefit from our connections to biotech investment funds, angels, and tap into our exclusive voucher system in partnership with the Province of South Holland, providing financial assistance to companies joining our thriving ecosystem.

  • 15-50 k€ local subsidies
    Kansen voor West Biobased vouchers, Planet kickstart fund.
  • 100 k€ - 500 k€ early stage and seed;
    CIBIF, network of Angel investors and banks.
  • >500k€; 
    Investors Network, subsidiaries and venturing.


What if you are not (yet) located at the Biotech Campus Delft, but still want to join our ecosystem and leverage our network?
Become a member!

The benefits

  • Join our vibrant community
  • Expand your network
  • Access to talent
  • Access our investment network and financial instruments
  • Access to on-site analytical services
  • Scale-up your technology
  • Access to shared & secondhand equipment
  • Stay up-to-date
  • Increase your visibility
  • Discount on Biotech Delft courses

Do you have any questions about our services or would you like to learn more about Planet Contact us today to schedule a meeting and discuss how our dynamic biotech community can help you achieve your goals.

News about our community

Stay up-to-date with the latest developments at Planet, where our community of residents, members, and collaborators is always growing and evolving. 


Interview with Professor Jack Pronk: About the Intersection of Academia and Entrepreneurship in Industrial Biotechnology

Jack Pronk is full professor in Industrial Microbiology and the head of the Biotechnology Department at TU Delft. His research focuses on understanding enhancing microbial performance in industrial processes by integrating quantitative physiology, genomics, synthetic biology, and evolutionary engineering. His team's work on yeast engineering for alcoholic fermentation and improving ethanol yields is applied on an industrial scale. Recently, he was awarded the prestigious Novozymes Prize, given annually since 1963 for outstanding European research in biotechnology. Planet had the opportunity to sit down with Professor Pronk to discuss his views on entrepreneurship in industrial biotechnology.


Hologenomix | Pioneering Multi-Omics Profiles for Early Disease Diagnosis

Hologenomix, the newest resident at Planet, is creating multi-omics profiles from human biofluids. As the first user of our Shared Service Lab, Hologenomix is poised to revolutionize early disease diagnosis through DNA analysis. Co-founders David Calderon Franco and Eric van der Toorn share insights into their journey and vision.


Fishway: Innovating the Future of Fish through Cellular Aquaculture

Fishway, member of Planet, is the new kid on the block in the field of cellular aquaculture. Founded by Nina Coolsaet and Sam Van de Velde, Fishway aims to address the pressing challenges faced by the traditional fishing industry, such as overfishing, pollution, and the decline in biodiversity. By producing fish-derived ingredients, Fishway hopes to offer a sustainable alternative that preserves the nutritional benefits of fish without the environmental downsides.