flanders.bio is the driving force for the sustained growth of the life sciences sector in Flanders. The aim of our projects and platforms is to build enough critical mass to bring together companies and research institutes around specific topics.

Innovation platforms

  • HR Managers Club

    flanders.bio’s HR Managers Club is a networking & knowledge exchange platform for managers of our member companies working in and passionate about human resources (HR managers, CEOs or CFOs). Read more

  • flanders. health

    flanders.health is the business network that aims to bridge technologies for healthcare innovation. This Innovation Company Network (IBN) was set up by flanders.bio, DSP Valley and MedTechFlanders. Read more

  • Flanders Vaccine

    Flanders Vaccine aims to stimulate innovation in vaccine related research & business as well as to catalyse public-private partnerships. Read more


    The OPINNO platform aims to introduce the life sciences industry to university and university college STEM students. This platform, coordinated by flanders.bio, uniquely unites all five universities in Flanders (UGent, UAntwerp, KU Leuven, VUB and UHasselt) and also involves colleges such as EhB, VIVES and Howest. Read more


  • AI4Diag

    The project aims at stimulating the adoption by diagnostics companies of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in order to strengthen their competitiveness in a changing and “digitalising” diagnostic market and offer high added value services for patients and clinicians. Indeed the strengthening of a competitive life sciences industry in Europe is directly linked to the integration of cutting edge technologies such as bioinformatics, omics, image processing, data management and analysis. Read more

  • Growth

    Learn to become a scale-up within Europe's Life Science and Health industry : a blended entrepreneurial education for high growth. Read more

  • Helis Academy

    The Helis (HEalth and LIfe Sciences) Academy strives to optimise the health and life Sciences sector in Flanders and the Netherlands. Read more

Strategic Partners