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    Belgian Nuclear Medicine (2024)

    The “Belgian Nuclear Medicine” publication, realised in cooperation with the FPS Foreign Affairs, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), the Wallonia Export & Investment Agency and hub.brussels, highlights the critical role of nuclear medicine in diagnosing, interpreting, and treating a diverse array of diseases. Nuclear medicine offers patients less invasive treatment alternatives by imaging, treating, and monitoring conditions such as cancer. Despite the pressures on the supply chain, Belgium remains a leading producer of medical isotopes, expertly managing every link of the supply chain. This leadership provides Belgian enterprises unique opportunities to secure their future market position and contribute significantly to global health in an era filled with healthcare challenges.

    The first part of this publication offers a detailed overview of nuclear medicine and outlines the supply chain challenges, including nuclear waste and transportation. It also explores how Belgium is addressing these issues to maintain its leading role. The second part includes interviews with 9 innovative Belgian companies active in this sector. The third part introduces various stakeholders in the nuclear medicine field, from sector federations to public institutions that support the industry.

    Within the framework of the sectoral publication, three Belgian companies have also been video interviewed:

    • Interview with Sven Van den Berghe, CEO of PanTera. PanTera is on a mission to address the scarcity of Actinium-225, a promising radioactive cancer-fighting agent which will revolutionize cancer treatment worldwide.
    • Interview with Bruno Scutnaire, President of IBA Radiopharma Solutions. Discover IBA's global leadership and the company's recent developments in nuclear medicine and beyond.
    • Interview with Ruth Devenyns, former CEO of Precirix (now Tom Plitz). Precirix is a Belgian biotech company, which pioneers innovative cancer treatments by utilising camel-derived antibodies to precisely target cancer cells.
  • Cover Sectoral publication - Belgian Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (2023)

    Belgian Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (2023)

    The “Belgian Advanced Manufacturing Technologies” publication, realised in cooperation with the FPS Foreign Affairs, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), the  Wallonia Export & Investment Agency and hub.brussels, focuses on the new trends of the industrial sector and its innovative technologies. Advanced manufacturing technologies are reshaping industries and responding to some challenges and trends that the sector is facing. Belgium, thanks to dynamic industrial actors and a friendly innovative environment, is taking part in the new revolution Industry 5.0.

    The first part of this publication provides a comprehensive picture of the advanced manufacturing sector in Belgium. The second part provides 12  interviews of Belgian innovative companies active in this sector. The third part presents various stakeholders active in the advanced manufacturing sector from sectoral federations to public institutions which are supporting the industry.

    Within the framework of the sectoral publication, three Belgian companies have also been video interviewed:

    • Interview with Rob Smets, Managing Director at uWare: immerse yourself in the world of ocean conservation and exploration. uWare builds ingenious, data-driven solutions for monitoring coastal ocean life and the sustainable industries developing within it.
    • Interview with Joris Ceyssens, Director at Vintiv. Vintiv not only develops and builds customised high-tech machines, but it also retrofits existing installations into state-of-the-art production devices.
    • Interview with Bertrand Herry & Roger Cocle, co-founders and CEOs of AnyShape: they will let you discover the great possibilities of additive manufacturing (3D printing). AnyShape (ISO9001-EN9100-ISO13485 company) works with state-of-the-art equipment across the entire additive manufacturing value chain to produce high-quality metal, plastic and composite industrial parts.  
  • Cover study Belgian Entertainment Technologies (2022)

    Belgian Entertainment Technologies (2022)

    Released during a webinar on May 30, 2022, the sectoral publication “Belgian Entertainment Technologies” illustrates the pioneering and leading role that Belgium plays in the field of entertainment technologies. Belgian companies in the sector are particularly innovative and invest heavily in the research and development of new entertainment technologies for the sports, video games, media and audio-visual industries.

    The first part of this publication provides a comprehensive picture of the entertainment technology sector in Belgium and takes a closer look at some current trends. In the second part, 12 innovative companies in this sector showcase their expertise through various interviews. The third part presents the various stakeholders in the study, the sectoral federations concerned and their members.

    Following the launch of this publication, a webinar was organised in collaboration with our partners FPS Foreign Affairs, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), AWEX and hub.brussels.
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  • cover Sectoral publication - Belgian Health Technologies (2021) - Arabic

    Belgian Health Technologies (2021) - Arabic

    Our “Belgian Health Technologies” publication is now also available in Arabic!

    Introduced during a webinar on October 12, the sectoral publication “Belgian Health Technologies” illustrates the pioneering and leading role that Belgium plays in the field of medical technologies. Belgian companies in the sector are particularly innovative and invest heavily in the research and development of new medical technologies. Belgium is one of the world's main centers for the distribution and supply of medicines and vaccines and has played a crucial role in the fight against COVID-19.

    The first part of this publication provides a comprehensive picture of the medical technology sector in Belgium and takes a closer look at some current trends such as the digitalisation of health and eHealth. In the second part, 12 innovative companies in this sector showcase their expertise. The third part presents the various stakeholders in the study, the sectoral federations concerned and their members.

    Following the launch of this publication, a webinar was organised in collaboration with our partners FPS Foreign Affairs, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), AWEX and hub.brussels.

    Document only available in Arabic and English.

    Watch the replay of the webinar.

  • cover Sectoral publication - Belgian Health Technologies (2021) - English

    Belgian Health Technologies (2021) - English

    Introduced during a webinar on October 12, the sectoral publication “Belgian Health Technologies” illustrates the pioneering and leading role that Belgium plays in the field of medical technologies. Belgian companies in the sector are particularly innovative and invest heavily in the research and development of new medical technologies. Belgium is one of the world's main centers for the distribution and supply of medicines and vaccines and has played a crucial role in the fight against COVID-19.

    The first part of this publication provides a comprehensive picture of the medical technology sector in Belgium and takes a closer look at some current trends such as the digitalisation of health and eHealth. In the second part, 12 innovative companies in this sector showcase their expertise. The third part presents the various stakeholders in the study, the sectoral federations concerned and their members.

    Following the launch of this publication, a webinar was organised in collaboration with our partners FPS Foreign Affairs, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), AWEX and hub.brussels.

    Document only available in English and Arabic.

    Watch the replay of the webinar.

  • cover Sectorale brochure - Belgian Sustainable Food Systems (2021)

    Belgian Sustainable Food Systems (2021)

    The “Belgian Sustainable Food Systems” publication explains the pioneering role that Belgium plays in sustainable food systems. It is by stimulating a sustainable food system promoting responsible food production, processing and packaging, that Belgian businesses are able to distinguish themselves internationally from an environmental, social and economic point of view. In this way, Belgium is able to fully comply with the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy. 

    The first part of this publication provides an overview of the situation of the food sector in Belgium through the prism of sustainability. In the second part, 12 innovative companies in these sectors are interviewed. The third and last part presents the various stakeholders to the study, including the concerned sectoral federations and their members.

    Following the launch of this publication, a webinar was organized on 22 June 2021 in collaboration with our partners FPS Foreign Affairs, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), AWEX and hub.brussels.

    Watch the replay of the webinar.

  • cover Sectoral publication - Belgian Sustainable Building Solutions & Smart Cities (2020)

    Belgian Sustainable Building Solutions & Smart Cities (2020) 

    The “Belgian Sustainable Building Solutions and Smart Cities” publication explains the pioneering role that Belgium plays in sustainable construction and smart cities. With a view in particular to achieving the objective of carbon neutrality by 2050 established by the European Green Deal, Belgium is resolutely following the path towards urban sustainability through the prism of innovation and digitization. 

    The first part of this publication provides an overview of the situation of the sustainable construction and smart cities sectors in Belgium. In the second part, 12 innovative companies in these sectors are interviewed. The third and last part contains a non-exhaustive list of companies offering innovative solutions in this field.

    Following the launch of this publication, a webinar was organized on 8 December 2020 in collaboration with our partners FPS Foreign Affairs, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), AWEX and hub.brussels.

    Watch the replay of the webinar.

  • cover Sectoral publication - Belgian Transport & Logistics (2020)

    Belgian Transport & Logistics (2020) 

    The Belgian Transport & Logistics publication highlights the central role of Belgium in international trade, both in terms of transport and logistics. This publication emphasizes the importance of our country's world-famous ports, its increasingly specialized airports as well as multimodal solutions. Belgium has corridors by road, rail and inland waterways that allow goods to reach their destination quickly and efficiently.

    The first part of this publication provides a global overview of the transport and logistics sector in Belgium. In the second part, 12 innovative actors describe their strengths. Finally, a non-exhaustive list of companies active in the sector is mentioned at the end of the publication.

  • cover Sectoral publication - Belgian Life Sciences (2019)

    Belgian Life Sciences (2019)

    The Belgian Life Sciences study shows that Belgium has been playing an absolute pioneering role in this domain right from the start. The extensive ecosystem contributes significantly to this. Belgium offers a wide range of support measures to the many companies that have often already been present in our country’s life sciences sector for decades. This not only concerns material and logistical support, but also training and access to talent.

    The first part of this publication provides an overview of the situation of the Belgian life sciences industry, after which 12 innovative companies from this sector are interviewed. The last part contains a non-exhaustive list of companies that offer innovative solutions within this domain.

  • cover Sectoral publication - Belgium Made Different – Industry 4.0 (2019)

    Belgium Made Different – Industry 4.0 (2019)

    The publication "Belgium Made Different - Industry 4.0" shows that Belgium is at the forefront of the development of a high-performance and modern industry. 

    After an introduction illustrating Belgium’s role in the development of Industry 4.0, no less than 15 innovative Belgian companies show their solutions for customers spread over the entire world.

    Those solutions are subdivided into 5 niches:
    • Additive manufacturing
    • Augmented and virtual reality
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Data capturing and processing
    • Smart solutions and robotics

    The publication ends with a non-exhaustive list of Belgian companies active in industry 4.0.