Team & BoD

flanders.bio, DSP Valley and MedTech Flanders, the organisations behind this cluster initiative, are three technology-focused industry associations.

Their membership base covers the majority of R&D-intensive companies in the Flemish healthcare ecosystem that develop technology, including those that create biotech, electronics/IT and medtech solutions as well as stakeholders and service providers.

DSP Valley, flanders.bio and MedTech Flanders have been working together within the context of the innovative business network (IBN) flanders.health, to stimulate cross-technology industrial ventures. In 2019, the IBN team supported VLAIO in the roll-out of the Personalised Medicine ICON call, leading to projects involving a good mix of companies from pharma/biotech, the medical device industry and the digital ecosystem, together with hospitals and knowledge institutes.

Awaiting the establishment of the flanders.healthTech legal entity, the spearhead cluster activities will be supported  by the same IBN team:

Piet Verhoeve

Piet Verhoeve, Director Innovation
piet.verhoeve@flandershealth.tech
+32 470 19 03 72

Katrien Vanhonacker, Director Business Development
katrien.vanhonacker@flandershealth.tech
+32 476 85 38 76

Johan Lecocq, Project Manager
johan.lecocq@flandershealth.tech
+32 471 90 52 09

Ruth Beckers, Project Manager
ruth.beckers@flandershealth.tech
+ 32 495 41 44 64

Rita Prota, Communication coordinator
rita.prota@flandershealth.tech
+33 6 15 95 00 62

Veerle De Colvenaer, Project Manager

Board of Directors

Herman Verrelst, Biocartis


Carl Van Himbeeck, Cochlear


Jan Schrooten, Antleron


Werner Verbiest, Janssen