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Leiden, European City of Science 2022 (Leiden2022), has signed a European partnership with data and information management specialist, Proact, to deliver a complete ICT infrastructure and modern workspace solution.

The City of Leiden is the seat of the eldest university in the Netherlands and home to a large university hospital and an extensive bio science park. With this concentration of scientific knowledge, the city is renowned as a meeting point for international talent that has brought about innovations for centuries. These characteristics and history led to the city being selected as the European City of Science for 2022, under the name Leiden2022.

To meet the needs around the program of activities for the year-long event, Leiden2022 has partnered with Proact to fully outsource the implementation of a complete ICT infrastructure, including a modern workspace solution that enables their employees to be better connected and more engaged, regardless of where they are and what device they’re using. The solution will enable Leiden2022 to focus on the program of activities while ensuring a flexible and secure ICT environment.

“Leiden2022 seeks connections with European partners who are innovative, people-oriented, flexible and with a strong drive for improvement. Characteristics we feel Proact possesses,” says Meta Knol, director of Leiden2022.

“We are very proud to be the first European partner to connect with Leiden2022. As a full-service IT organisation, we are a people-oriented company, just like Leiden2022. Our own knowledge and expertise in the field of IT and innovation, combined with the fact that many of our customers are active in the world of science and education, makes this partnership very strong,” says Mark van Liempt, Business Unit Director West at Proact.

For further information, please contact: 

Jonas Hasselberg, CEO and PresidentProact IT Group AB,
Danny Duggal,
VP Commercial & Communications
, Proact IT Group AB, +46 733 56 68 43,

About Proact
Proact is Europe’s leading specialist in data and information management with focus on cloud services and data centre solutions. We help our customers to store, connect, protect, secure and drive value through their data whilst increasing agility, productivity and efficiency.
We’ve completed thousands of successful projects around the world, have more than 4,000 customers and currently manage hundreds of petabytes of information in the cloud. We employ over 1,000 people in 15 countries across Europe and North America.
Founded in 1994, our parent company, Proact IT Group AB (publ), was listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in 1999 (under the symbol PACT). For further information about Proact’s activities please visit us at

About Leiden European City of Science 2022 (Leiden2022)
In 2022, Leiden will be European City of Science by 2022, with a 365-day program for anyone with a curious mind. Together with numerous partners, Leiden2022 is developing a challenging program that connects science and society. Anyone can participate, from leading international scientists to curious kids. Leiden European City of Science 2022 puts science, knowledge, art and skills in the spotlight through local action, on a national stage, with an international image. The founders of this special academic year are the founders: Municipality of Leiden, LUMC, Leiden University and Leiden University College.

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