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Flanders Healtcare

Healthcare economy cluster
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Taking care of business

Healthcare economy West-Flanders

Healthcare economy cluster

The world’s population is growing older, and the Province of West Flanders is responding to this challenge with ambition. Via cooperation with industry, healthcare institutions, knowledge centres and the public sector, West Flanders seeks to maximise efficiency, quality and affordability in healthcare.

The customer-centric solutions in smart textiles, ICT, infrastructure and nutrition developed here are exported around the world.

Healthcare technology

Knowledge hub

The healtcare economy expert group includes Howest, KU Leuven, Ghent University, and VIVES. Group projects and initiatives focus on offering new insights that transform the provision of care.

Innovative living labs bring new technologies to industry players, enabling them to respond more rapidly to the increasing demand for adapted care.

Cluster partnerships

Academy for the Future
TUA West
Unizo
VOKA West Flanders
Academy for the Future
With the Academy for the Future the Province of West Flanders links the requirements of the business sector and future-oriented training courses for job seekers, workers and entrepreneurs. The Academy is also actively involved in the promotion of jobs and relevant training courses.
TUA West
TUA West - Technical University Alliance for economic transformation in West Flanders - is a unique partnership between the Province of West Flanders, the Howest and VIVES colleges, the universities of Ghent and KU Leuven, and the employers’ organisations Voka and UNIZO. TUA West promotes and fosters excellence in higher education and research in West Flanders.
Unizo
UNIZO (Organisation for the Self-Employed and SMEs) is a Flemish organisation for self-employed entrepreneurs. UNIZO West Flanders unites around 15,000 independent entrepreneurs and liberal professions, from starters to SMEs.
VOKA West Flanders
Voka - Chamber of Commerce West Flanders represents more than 3,200 small, medium and large enterprises throughout the province. Voka offers the entrepreneur access to the influence, knowledge and network of the largest entrepreneurs' organization in Flanders