If Wallonia  counts a number of well-known names such as GSK, UCB, IBA or Baxter, some smaller innovative companies whose success is multiplying (Bone Therapeutics, Celyad, Univercells, MaSTherCell SA, Belgian Volition,...)  have also demonstrated expertise that has rendered the region unmissable for the life sciences sector.

Meet our members during the Belgian trade mission to Atlanta, New York and Boston (June 6-10)



The largest delegation of Belgian life sciences companies in the United States"

  • 30+ top Life Sciences companies and their CEO
  • Government officials' delegation
  • B2B and Networking events


Wallonia offers a series of aids for R&D which aim to help companies reinforce their innovation potential, acquire external knowledge for a project's implementation, conduct a research project, carry out a development project, create a spin-out from technologies mastered by the company but not exploited, protect innovation or even prepare a European intervention application or acquire the Eureka label.

More info ? Our Incentives Manager is at your disposal:
Catherine SZABO - (T) +32 81 33 28 66


Incentives for R&D


BioWin is the Health Cluster of Wallonia, Belgium. We are the regional reference holder for all stakeholders in innovative R&I projects in health biotechnology and medical technologies, whether they are companies, research centers or universities. We also aim to promote Wallonia internationally as a world-class life sciences environment for academic, clinical and industrial research.



Mission : Accelerate innovation to

  • meet tomorrow’s public health challenges.
  • develop the knowledge, employment and competitiveness of all players in the health sector ecosystem in Wallonia.


SPoW brings together Wallonia’s seven science and technology parks.
Their common aim is to accommodate and support companies involved in the high-technology sector and business-university relationships.

SPoW’s priority mission is to promote the growth of all of Wallonia’s science parks. SPoW organises the exchange of good practice between science parks.

More informations ? Contact our sector specialist!


Senior Life Sciences Specialist

T +32 (0)2 412 83 35

Ludovic WAHA

Life Sciences Business Developer

T +32 (0)81 33 29 02

Discover the strengths of Belgium and Wallonia in the life sciences sector

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2016 innovation scoreboard: Belgium is ranked 7th among the "strong innovators" 

Most innovative country 3rd Most innovative country

Annual index of the most innovative countries in the world of the German research institute Fraunhofer

Wallonia Nobel Prizes 6 Wallonia Nobel Prizes

11 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to Belgian figures, six of whom are Walloon

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