• Flanders Investment & Trade
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With degrees in medicine, biotechnology, software engineering and innovation & entrepreneurship, Hans Constandt has built up more than 15 years of experience in bioinformatics and data architecture.

Hans Constandt


President & Founder
Technologiepark 122
9052 Ghent

For 12 years, he worked for pharma multinational Eli Lilly as an account manager, data architect, senior business consultant and global lead of knowledge management, data science and integrative informatics. Constandt (co-)founded three companies and is active as an advisor in various start-ups and scale-ups.

He is an avid speaker and has received many recognitions and awards for bringing disruptive technologies to market and successfully raising funds to scale up his own company, Ontoforce. His goal is to unleash the power of linked data by democratizing access to data.

Team Vesalius visionairies

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?