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BE1 -Brussels Region

Regional Webistes

Regional Innovation Performance (2021): Leader -

Total popultaion per km2 (2019): 7527

Total population (2019): 1215290

Proportion population older 65 year %: 13,06%


The region has a population of 1.2 million. In terms of health, the region's strengths lie in its large hospital-hospital hub and the high concentration of people with varied socio-cultural profiles. This provides a breeding ground for clinical trials and collaborations between different scientific disciplines (engineering sciences, life sciences, etc.).


Medical research in the region is recognized in oncology, chronic and neurodegenerative diseases, medical devices and medical engineering. The objective of the strategic field of activity "Personalized Medicine and Wellness" is therefore to capitalize on these assets in order to improve the performance of care and the quality of life of patients. There is a focus on the development of personalized therapies and services, improving the hospital-to-home care chain (e-health) and prevention, by improving the environmental quality of life.

Regional Strategy for Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation (RIS3)

Membership status

Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)

1M+Genome initiative - country level member

European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)

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