Belgium and its regions offer the most robust R&D financial support system in Europe. Regional governments and their respective foreign trade agencies also help to drive regional innovation.
The regions at a glance
Each regional government works closely with a public service organisation to promote foreign trade and attract foreign investment.
Flanders’ recipe for success includes uniting the right people and organizations to create the right synergies at the right time. Beside its vibrant network of biotech companies and scientific institutions Flanders provides proactive support, financial incentives and top-notch talent. By highlighting these unique opportunities, Flanders Investment & Trade plays a vital role in attracting biotech firms to Flanders.
Pharma and biotech companies enjoy a prominent place in Wallonia. Indeed, products from the chemical and the biomanufacturing industries are by far our leading export sector, with more than 31% of the Walloon total. Furthermore, Wallonia's CDMOs provide state-of-the-art facilities for the production and scaling of biotech products. Top-notch healthcare infrastructure, renowned research centers, and supportive regulations, positions Wallonia as a preferred destination for cutting-edge clinical research. We should rightfully be proud of this, but we mustn't rest on our laurels. This is why the Wallonia Export-Investment Agency will continue to attach primary importance to the potential of growth of the biotech and biomanufacturing industry.
Brussels is home to a vibrant community of innovators, scientists and investors, strategically located at the heart of Europe. It is where trailblazers come to dream up and design profitable solutions to lead the transition towards a more sustainable and inclusive economy.