The health & biotech valley of today

Years of investment in R&D, innovative biomanufacturing, and a truly integrated ecosystem connecting business, academia, and government. Welcome to Belgium, one of the most advanced centres of excellence for biotech and biopharma in the world today.


State-of-the-art ecosystem

Belgium's unique ecosystem seamlessly connects the entire value chain, from international scientific excellence and entrepreneurial leadership to cutting-edge production and specialised logistics.


World-class talent

Belgium is the world's second ranking nation in terms of biopharma talent development. The number of people working in the country's life sciences industry is over twice the European average.


Active government support

Federal and regional governments are both actively invested in the sector by promoting foreign trade, attracting foreign investments, and incentivising investment in R&D.

Key figures

More than

jobs directly created, each creating two more indirect jobs

More than

biotech and biopharma patent applications (2022)


invested into R&D (2022), with YOY double-digit growth over the last decade


in biopharma and biotech exports (2022)