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BE3 - Wallonie / Walloon Region

Regional website

Innovation Performance Group (2021) : Strong

Total population (2019): 3,643,996

Population per km² (2019): 217

Proportion population older 65 year %: 18,51%


Walloon is a region of Southern Belgium. The regions’ S3 priorities in Health and Well being include: Health biotechnology and medical technologies Biomarkers, Diagnostics in vitro and in vivo, innovative tools and equipment, medication administration systems, innovative therapies (cell therapy, protontherapy), IT applied to human health, medical equipment, drug discovery, innovative processes and organizational innovations. Priorities in Digital technologies and Industry 4.0 include: Smart mobility, e-health, green technologies, Internet of things, serious games, big data, open data, transmedia, 3D stereoscopic imaging, serious games, digital media, Internet and mobile content, scanning and digital archiving, motion recognition.

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

Membership status

  • S3MedTech region

  • Council of European BioRegions (CEBR)

  • 1M+Genome initiative - country level member

  • European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)

  • Vanguard Initiative

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