• Flanders Investment & Trade
  • Team Vesalius


Pushing the boundaries of
life sciences & health
since the year 1514

Since the days of Andreas Vesalius, the founder of modern human anatomy, Flanders has been on the forefront of innovation in life sciences & health. To this day, the spirit of this 16th-century visionary lives on in the region.

Just take Team Vesalius, for instance. These contemporary scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs from Flanders continue to push boundaries – and here’s how! 

  • Our visionaries

    From groundbreaking stem cell research to unraveling the mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s, developing HIV treatments and creating one of the world’s largest pharma firms… The track record of these pioneers from Flanders appeals to the imagination.

    Discover who they are & what they do.

Flanders’ life sciences industry: the perfect combo of biotech, medtech, pharma and healthcare

Defining Flanders’ life sciences industry as diverse is an understatement. From young start-ups to established local firms and multinationals: the entire value chain – from research and discovery to development and commercialization – is represented in Belgium’s northern region. Thanks to fertile cross-pollination between biotech, medtech, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, Flanders offers a unique life sciences ecosystem that is underpinned by a robust financing landscape and a supportive government. Will your company claim its place in this dynamic hub?

Discover Flanders’ Life Sciences & Health industry virtually with Flanders360

Flanders360 allows you to explore Flanders’ unique Life Sciences & Health ecosystem through virtual tours on an interactive 3D-map.

Visit companies, universities, R&D centers, clusters, incubators, accelerators and service providers, all with a single click.


Why invest in Flanders?

  • Close to Europe's institutions & purchasing power
  • 4th most productive workforce in the world
  • Set up business in 4 days
  • Pay 0 social security for your 1st employee
  • Cutting-edge infrastructure
  • We speak your language

Why source from Flanders?

  • Quality products and services
  • Highly skilled workforce
  • Multilingual business environment
  • Outstanding transport infrastructure
  • Experienced exporters