Friday March 27th 2020


Category is closely monitoring the continuing developments pertaining to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). The safety and security of conference attendees are our top priorities. Therefore, carefully considering the current measures taken by the Belgian government, the Board of Directors of has decided to reschedule the 2020 edition of knowledge for growth (originally on May 28) to September 10, same venue (ICC Ghent). Likewise, all adjacent events are rescheduled to September 9 (see below).

This new date offers us the opportunity to deliver in this late summer edition all essential elements that make knowledge for growth the prime life sciences business & networking event in Belgium/Flanders and a safe environment for our attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and staff, while of course still carefully keeping track of government and expert recommendations.

In the meantime, we thank you for supporting knowledge for growth and we apologise for any inconvenience caused by this decision. is very much looking forward seeing you all on September 10, so stay tuned for further updates in the coming weeks!

State of the Union

This high level gathering, informing its participants on new developments and initiatives in the Flemish life sciences cluster and how we position ourselves vis-a-vis the European landscape, will continue to take place the evening before knowledge for growth. The State of the Union will thus be rescheduled to Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

All tickets purchased remain valid for this new date. Click here for more info. 


The Eurostars Life Sciences Matchmaking event, organised by the Enterprise Europe Network and the public funding agencies from Belgium, the Netherlands and Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany) is a brokerage event for SME’s looking to cooperate in research and development projects. Originally planned to take place on May 27, adjacent to knowledge for growth, this event too will be rescheduled to Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

Participation is free, but registration is mandatory! Follow this link for more info.