Let's build together the future of healthcare
The BlueHealth Innovation Center (BHIC) is a unique combination of top players (local governments, companies, research centers and care institutions) who share the same common goal. Our mission is to support the digital transformation of healthcare through digital innovation. We specifically stimulate young entrepreneurship in HealthTech.
We coach students, start-ups and care professionals in the development of innovative digital projects, be it in cure, care or prevention.
Every day we guide people from idea to sustainable business.
- Focus on innovation and entrepreneurship
- The partner for HealthTech startups
- Strong network in healthcare
In 2012 I have started at MIC Flanders. What a beautiful way we have already traveled together! Now I am very proud to be part of a strong BHIC team . Communicating, coordinating and organizing are important in my life. At work and at home I am the person who likes to organize activities, communicate and bring people together. Let's connect!
As region manager at BHIC with expertise in Healthtech and Biotech, I am often the first point of contact for standups and startups. I gladly help them both in terms of content and business. In this way the digital transformation of Healthcare within Flanders will be stimulated. Networking, making the right contacts and facilitating opportunities for startups are for me the ingredients of a successful day! Do you want to be part of this fascinating network, do not hesitate to contact me!
After 7 years of scientific research and 8 years as an IT project manager at a university hospital, I joined BlueHealth in 2020 as Regional Manager for Antwerp. I experienced first-hand how challenging and fun it is to use data and technology for healthcare innovation, advised researchers and aspiring entrepreneurs and collaborated in multidisciplinary strategic projects. I am happy to take up this role at BlueHealth Innovation Center!
After obtaining my master’s degree in physiotherapy at the University of Ghent, I started my professional career within the health industry. I gained experience as an Account Manager in the pharmaceutical sector and in medical devices. This is how I got to know the ins and outs in Belgian hospitals which led me to a great interest for innovation and entrepreneurship within healthcare.
I’m looking forward to put Ghent on the map as a true HealthTech city, in close collaboration with the local stakeholders. I will be the first point of contact for anyone who has an innovative idea within healthcare in Ghent. So please don't hesitate to contact me!
As a creative centipede I am responsible for the daily management of the non-profit organization. After a career of more than 15 years in the IT world, entrepreneurial blood began to flow. This led, among other things, to the creation of a number of initiatives and to being more involved in the startup landscape as a coach and mentor. Since the end of 2015 I have managed the BlueHealth Innovation Center (then Microsoft Innovation Center Flanders) together with a fantastic team. Personally, I am mainly busy with guiding ideation sessions, pitch trainings and turning business plans inside out.