Nano4Health is co-funded by the EU and is embedded in a strong consortium of cluster partners which is based on existing strengths in Flanders: Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Flanders DC (Creativity), DSP Valley (Nanoelectronics) and FlandersBio (Biotechnology).
Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship is a government agency charged with the economy and enterprise policy in Flanders. The agency is part of the policy domain Economy, Science and Innovation. Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship is coordinating the Nano4Health project.
DSP Valley vzw
DSP Valley is a cluster organisation in the domain of smart electronic systems and embedded technology solutions in Flanders. DSP Valley offers and challenges a range of business support services to its members and interested stakeholders.
FlandersBio is the cluster organisation for the life sciences sector in Flanders supporting and facilitating the sectors sustained development. One of the main aims lies in biotech and medtech R&D collaborations within Flanders and between Flemish and European companies and research institutions.
Flanders District of Creativity vzw
Flanders DC is the Flemish organisation for entrepreneurial creativity. The main aim is to make entrepreneurial Flanders more creative and creative Flanders more entrepreneurial by doing research on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and creative industries by the setting up of events, developing tools and bringing people together.
Imec and VIB
Imec and VIB will provide the technical background and platform connections that are required to guide and support the Nano4Health clustering process. The most important goal is the creation of a truly interdisciplinary culture helping researchers and innovators active in different disciplines to develop common language. Specifically for Nano4Health, it requires a good grasp of the nanoelectronics & biotechnology convergence process, for which imec and VIB have both the background expertise and some specific high level activities.