Free internationalization program for healthtech start-ups and spin-offs

Flanders is exceptionally strong in the Life Sciences sector.  This position can be further strengthened through internationalization. This is why the provinces of Flemish Brabant and East Flanders and Flanders Investment & Trade have joined forces with MEDVIA and Leuven.Inc Foundation to host Internationalization for Healthtech Start-ups & Spin-offs.    
The free program, which kicks off on 6 February, consists of eight sessions in which participants can connect and exchange experiences. They will receive the tools to plan and implement a successful internationalization strategy. Speakers, coaches and case studies from established companies will provide guidance during the discussions and workshops.


Innovation is one of the keys to success. But it is not the only key. Market access is equally important for long-term growth, as it helps boost sales and generate a return on investment for entrepreneurs. Companies must embrace and incorporate market access strategies early in the product development cycle to thrive in today’s value-based, payer-dominant healthcare environment.   

The first session focuses on market access strategies and value proposition.

Session 2 will take a closer look at regulatory, quality and legal aspects.    
Sessions 3, 4, & 6 provide an overview of key markets – the EU, US and Asia, respectively and the necessary steps involved in developing a solid market access strategy.  

Session 5 will be reserved for an intermediate feedback discussion with the coaches.    
In session 7, participants will pitch their product to investors and get more information on financing internationalization.   
Finally, in session 8, participants will get final feedback from their peers and coaches and have the chance to pitch in front of a larger audience.

Please review the full program and conditions of enrollment. The program is only open to healthtech companies that are working to introduce innovative solutions to the market, not to service providers.

To register, click here.  The deadline for registration is 20 January 2023. The program is free, but selection interviews will be held in early early January.

24 November 2022
Written by Lisa Bradshaw