Flanders (BE2)

Population per km2 - 487


Innovation Performance Group (2019) : Strong +

Flanders has showcased as a region with great potential in the pharmaceutical market. The region is characterised by exceptionally rapid approval times for clinical trials and puts heavy emphasis on biotech R&D, through a well-developed ecosystem of startups, SMEs and larger international companies. Different strategic research centra (VIB, imec, VITO) focus on aspects related to personalised medicine and work on the valorisation of their research.

 

Personalised medicine is furthermore one of the priorities in Flanders' smart specialisation strategy. In this light, Flanders is one of the leading regions in the smart specialisation partnership on personalised medicine (S3P4PM) and coordinator of the SAPHIRe project.


Is the region looking for international/European/interregional collaboration opportunities? 

Yes - S3 partnerships

Policy documents

 

  1. Regional level: Vlaamse Beleidsplan Gepersonaliseerde Geneeskunde

  2. Regional level: Vlaanderen in transitie  

  3. Regional press release: SAPHIRe 

  4. National action plan eHealth 


Topics covered In policies : Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.); Education, training and skill development; Prediction and prevention; ICT/genomics, health, lifestyle data(infrastructure); Electronic and mobile health solutions; Value based healthcare; Public awareness, patient participation with respect to Personalised Medicine/Personalised Health

Policy document (RIS3): Yes 

Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes

Major initiatives


  1. GAP (Genomics Application Platform)

  2. S3P4PM

  3. emma.health

  4. VIB Grand Challenges program

  5. HELIUM

  6. Elixir Belgium Data

  7. Centers for Medical Genetics  Genome sequencing infrastructure

  8. VIB  strategic research centra

  9. imec  strategic research centra

  10. VITO  strategic research centra

  11. Wetenschapspark UAntwerpen in Niel

  12. Flanders.health

  13. EIT Health Benelux

  14. SAPHIRe

  15. RegMed XB

  16. Diabetes Biobank Brussels

  17. Biobank Brussels Health Campus

  18. Flemish Biobank 

  19. Antwerpen registry of congenital anomalies - contributes to the EUROCAT network 

  20. CrossCare

  21. It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

  22. Nano4Sports

  23. Gezond ouder worden – Een Euregionale opportuniteit

  24. NanosensEU

  25. Technology in Healthcare education

  26. Seniors Network Support

  27. Genetic tools for Ecosystem health Assessment in the North Sea region

  28. FRENCH-FLEMISH PREVENTION ACTION COORDINATION IN FESTIVE ENVIRONMENTS 

  29. URSA FLANDERS II

  30. De Lerende Euregio Scheldemond

  31. Network of European Delta Regions - Sustainable Delta Governance

  32. Intelligent Modern System Design

  33. ZULU

  34. Consortium for Assistive Solutions Adoption

  35. Shared value creation in the Healthcare economy through INtegrated business modEls 

  36. HELIS Academy

  37. Digital Innovation Hubs:

 

Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?


  1. S3P4PM

  2. https://www.eithealth.eu/belgium-the-netherlands


Organisations in Flanders


  1. IMEC-  academic/research

  2. Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie VIB-  academic/research

  3. Vlaams Instituut voor Technologisch Onderzoek VITO - academic/research

  4. Biomedisch Onderzoeksinstituut BIOMED-  academic/research

  5. Departement Neurowetenschappen, KU Leuven - academic/research

  6. Therapeutische en Diagnostische Antilichamen, KU Leuven - academic/research

  7. Cancer Research Institute Ghent CRIG-  academic/research

  8. Klinische Farmacologie en Farmacotherapie, KU Leuven - academic/research

  9. Biomedical informatics research network Antwerp Biomina-  academic/research

  10. Leuven Big Data Platform-  academic/research

  11. Oncology Center Jessa Ziekenhuis - academic/research

  12. Mobile Health Unit MHU - academic/research

  13. Centrum Menselijke Erfelijkheid CME - academic/research

  14. Centrum Medische Genetica Antwerpen - academic/research

  15. Centrum Medische Genetica Gent CMGG - academic/research

  16. Centrum voor Medische Genetica CMG - academic/research

  17. Centrum voor Oncologisch Onderzoek CORE - academic/research

  18. Leuven Kanker Instituut LKI-  academic/research

  19. Laboratory for Precision Cancer Medicine  LPCM-  academic/research

  20. Leuven Institute for Human Genomics and Society LIGAS- academic/research

  21. The Leuven Centre for Artificial Intelligence LEUVEN.AI - academic/research

  22. Participatiemaatschappij Vlaanderen PMV -  financing

  23. Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen VLAIO - financing

  24. Departement Economie, Wetenschap & Innovatie DEWI - financing

  25. Flanders Health-  industry

  26. Flanders.bio-  industry

  27. DSP Valley - industry

  28. MedTech Flanders - industry

  29. Bio-Accelerator -  infrastructure

  30. Bio-Incubator Leuven - infrastructure

  31. BioVille - infrastructure

  32. Bioqubeventures - infrastructure

Memberships

 

European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN)

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 

2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825046

The project is co-ordinated by Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.

Department Economy, Science and Innovation - Koning Albert II-laan 35 1030 Brussels, Belgium