BHIC

Let's build together the future of healthcare

Antwerpen

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
Ilse Robberechts
Ilse Robberechts
Ilse Robberechts
COMMUNICATIONS & OFFICE MANAGER

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!

Frederik Horemans
Frederik Horemans
Frederik Horemans
REGIONAL MANAGER GENK

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!

Kim Luyckx
Kim Luyckx
Kim Luyckx
REGIONAL MANAGER ANTWERP

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!

Arantxa Wille
Arantxa Wille
Arantxa Wille
REGIONAL MANAGER GENT

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!

Tom Braekeleirs
Tom Braekeleirs
Tom Braekeleirs
DIRECTOR

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.

MEET OUR BHIC EXPERTS

We work closely with a number of external experts. Each and every one of them is top in their domain. Based on their expertise, they can guide you, challenge you and open doors to organizations. Together we take your start-up to a higher level.

Elise Carton
Elise Carton
SENIOR CONSULTANT - DEALS - START-UPS & SCALE-UPS @ PWC
Arnaud Dierickx
Arnaud Dierickx
DESIGN STRATEGIST @ U-SENTRIC
Vincent Dupont
Vincent Dupont
EXPERIENCED HEALTHCARE BUSINESS DEVELOPER
Magali Feys
Magali Feys
IP, IT AND DATA PROTECTION LAWYER @ ACONTRARIO
Thomas Beuls
Thomas Beuls
MARKETING & DIGITAL MARKETING EXPERT @ OHOO
Mattias Vral
Mattias Vral
DIRECTOR & AGILE COACH @ INNOCOM
PARTNER ECOSYSTEEM
Het BlueHealth Innovation Center is een privaat-publieke samenwerking tussen overheden, bedrijven, onderzoeksinstellingen en zorgactoren. Als start-up of zorgprofessional bij BlueHealth Innovation Center kan je gebruik maken van ons netwerk en genieten van de vele voordelen die onze partners aanbieden. Ontdek hier ons Partner Ecosysteem.