Let's build together the future of healthcare
The BlueHealth Innovation Center supported by Microsoft stimulates innovation and entrepreneurship on the crossroads of technology and 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
Meet the BHIC team
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!
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!
Regional Manager Antwerp
With more than 10 years of experience with entrepreneurship in the cultural sector and now as a community manager at The CoFoundry, I recently added the coaching of startups within the health sector to my resumé. With a large network within the startup community in Antwerp, a love for technology and many fantastic partners in our BlueHealth network, I enjoy helping and matching them with the right people.
Maarten Van Gorp
Regional Manager Gent
A background in physiotherapy, studying a Masters in Entrepreneurship in Australia, and an inspiring year as community manager at Durf Ondernemen UGent, have led to a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship in healthcare. As regional manager at BHIC in Ghent, I’m thrilled to be able to build a thriving ecosystem in Ghent in close cooperation with the local stakeholders. I’ll be the first point of contact and for anyone in Ghent interested in innovating in healthcare. Don’t hesitate to contact me, and I’m looking forward to put Ghent on the map as a true HealthTech hub!
Business Development Manager
The health sector is a common thread in my life, today I have been active in this sector for more than 18 years and focus on innovation and digital transformation. The combination of technology and business transformation has always fascinated me, from which I have built years of international expertise in this sector. Thanks to my broad knowledge and background in the field of innovative care technology, I am involved in various change projects. I am an entrepreneurial "self-made" man who links passion to networks through a strong business sense. People give me quite quickly the label of "energy giver", as well as being a loyal and pragmatic team player.
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.
THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THE BEAUTY OF THEIR DREAMS.