What is The Life Net?

The Life Net is a public portal for talent, new developments, business, innovation and education in food, health and energy. It’s a public portal that’s all about living, working, studying and doing business in Lifeport, the innovation network of the Arnhem – Nijmegen – Foodvalley region.

Apart from being a well-connected border region with much greenery and a rich history, we harbour high-tech, creative and innovative companies, advanced universities, state-of-the-art hospitals and hubs in the fields of food, health and energy. We are proud of our exciting architecture, highly interesting museums and attractions, and much more besides. The core values that we stand for are: 'relaxed' (the people, the surroundings), 'healthy' (the economy, nature) and 'innovative' (the entrepreneurs, and training courses).


The four initiators are of The Life Net are the Province of Gelderland, The Economic Board, the municipalities of Arnhem and Nijmegen. This web portal contributes to the marketing of our region. The Life Net does not replace city marketing, but is rather a supplement to already existing marketing infrastructure.

The Economic Board is the host of this project. The Economic Board is a Triple Helix collaboration between government authorities, knowledge institutes and the business community. It encourages and connects economic activity to innovations in the key sectors Food, Health and Energy and their crossovers. The Economic Board communicates about the exceptional potential of this region and connect parties. Combining the new with established names will generate more clients. This is known as so-called ‘co-branding’.

Vacancy database

A major attraction of the portal is a vacancy database that provides access to English-language vacancies within a radius of 20 km around the Arnhem – Nijmegen - Wageningen area. Our organization only provides information about the region for the people that are currently living here and for people who are interested in coming here. The Life Net doesn’t offer actual jobs or mediate with companies. Click on the company logo’s below to get redirected to their career pages and find job offers for each company. At those vacancies you will find contact information of the people who can give additional support and can help you with all your questions.

Services for Internationals

In order to assist expats upon arrival and during their first months in the Netherlands, a distinctive collaboration has been set up between The Life Net and private service providers. Our service-map redirects expats to service providers in a wide variety of expat-related sectors, including: Formalities, Housing, Taxation, Finance & Insurance, Education & Careers, Personal & Social Needs, and Culture & Leisure.