Register now for HealthTech Summit: Meeting at the Crossroads of Healthcare Innovation

HealthTech Summit – the conference formerly known as Life on Chip – will take place on 23 March 2023. Co-hosted by MEDVIA and Smart Hub Vlaams-Brabant, it is the number one conference in Belgium for anyone working at the crossroads of medtech, biotech and medical data

Visit the dedicated website for the complete program, list of speakers and practical information. Formerly known as Life on Chip, the conference is being relaunched in 2023 as HealthTech Summit: Meeting at the Cross-Roads of Health Innovation. Co-hosted by MEDVIA and Smart-Hub Vlaams-Brabant, together with several partners, HealthTech Summit is a global conference on cross-over innovation in healthcare.

HealthTech Summit was launched in 2019, co-hosted by Smart Hub Vlaams-Brabant,, DSP Valley and Leuven MindGate. The focus was similar to what it is today: Innovations fostered through crossovers of the medtech and biotech industries and regenerative medicine.

Taking place on 23 March 2023 at the Provinciehuis in Leuven, HealthTech Summit will bring together national and international experts and VCs in medtech, biotech, digital health and patient care to examine the current state and the future of collaborative innovation.

Never has it been more critical for healthcare providers, patient organizations, research institutions and the healthtech industry to work together to realize innovations that ultimately improve the lives of patients. Topics that will be key at HealthTech Summit include:

  • Value-based healthcare
  • Personalized medicine
  • Disruptive innovations
  • Medical imaging
  • E-health

Combined with ever-growing biological insights and technological revolutions, innovation leads to ground-breaking applications that accelerate and transform the healthcare system. But this must be done with together with providers and patients in order to create the most impact. The hybrid HealthTech Summit will put patients at the center of the discussion.

Keynote addresses will be delivered by Denise Silber and Paul Stoffels. Silber is the founder of the Paris-based digital health communications consultancy Basil Strategies. She is also the founder of Doctors 2.0 & You, a medical congress consultancy. Paul Stoffels is the CEO of Galapagos, the Mechelen-based drug developer with a focus on therapeutic approaches for unmet medical needs.

Registration information

A complete program for HealthTech Summit can be found on the event website. Click on Register to be taken to the B2Match platform, where you can complete your registration. Members of MEDVIA receive a substantial discount. There are also discounts for employees and members of the MEDIC NEST alliance:

  • Registration for HealthTech Summit is free for employees of the three other MEDIC NEST clusters. Please register here
  • Members of the three other MEDIC NEST clusters can choose MEDVIA membership rates as well as the Early Bird rate. (The Early Bird deadline does not apply.)

Two-day ClusterXChange program

International visitors as well as speakers, sponsors and MEDVIA Carry and Cultivate members are invited to attend the two-day ClusterXChange taking place ahead of the conference. This free program is specially designed for our international guests and includes special sessions and workshops as well as a tour of the Health House in Leuven and the world-class hospital UZ Leuven.

See the full ClusterXChange program here.

ClusterXChange registration

Registration for the ClusterXChange on 21 & 22 March is separate from the HealthTech Summit conference.


Registrations for the ClusterXChange program are limited, so register as soon as possible!

HealthTech Summit is made possible through the support of Flandersbio, BioWin, Antleron, EIT Health, VIB and imec

ARTICLE UPDATED ON 22 February 2023