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Leuven MindGate and province of Flemish Brabant teach young MedTech and BioTech entrepreneurs how to internationalise

28 March 2018

Starting March 29th, Leuven MindGate and the province of Flemish Brabant launch eight interactive sessions in Leuven, Ghent and Hasselt where entrepreneurs will be taught to internationalise by 20 MedTech and BioTech companies.

For these sessions, the province of Flemish Brabant collaborates with Leuven MindGate, which has experience in organising trainings, workshops and visionary seminars for high-tech companies.

"We offer 20 young MedTech and BioTech entrepreneurs the opportunity to work out an internationalisation strategy which they can later on put into practice", Tom Dehaene, deputy for Internationalisation, mentions.

"The sessions consist of a track of eight interactive sessions with experienced speakers and concrete cases in which the participants can exchange ideas and experiences", Johan Merlevede, Leuven MindGate Managing Director continues.

"This is all part of an EFRO-project by which we want to support Flemishife Sciences companies in their internationalisation", Marc Florquin, deputy for economy and EFRO-programs concludes.

Flanders is well known in MedTech and BioTech. MedTech stands for physical, mechanic or electronic aids that are used for the prevention, diagnostics, or therapy of illnesses. One of the best known examples is the pacemaker.

BioTech uses pants, animals, bacteria, or any other form of living organism for the development of medicines. Over 250 BioTech medicines and vaccines are already available with insulin being the most remarkable example.

The EFRO-project is made possible through subsidies from the European Fund for Regional Development.


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