The Cluster



BioWin, the Health Cluster of Wallonia

Created in July 2006, BioWin is the reference player in the field of health biotechnology and medical technologies in Wallonia (a region located South Brussels, in Belgium). The cluster federates all the Walloon stakeholders (companies, research centers and universities) involved in innovative R&D projects and/or trainings for the development of new products and services:
  • 164 companies (which 7 global leaders: Baxter, Eurogentec-Kaneka, GSK, IBA, IRE, UCB and Zoetis).
  • 400 research units (gathering more than 11.000 researchers).
  • 5 universities (Université Catholique de Louvain - UCL, Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB, Université de Liège - ULg, Université de Mons - UMons and Université de Namur - Namur).
  • Several prestigious research institutes such as the Duve Institute, the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, the GIGA, IMI, CCMI, ICP, etc.

BioWin has defined 4 strategic development axis aimed to support Wallonia's academic and industrial excellence in the health sector but also to take upon the challenges raised by an emerging industry with:
  • Calls for R&D projects.
  • International visibility and partnering/networking activities (in collaboration with AWEX).
  • Tailor-made training programs which are specific to the needs of bioindustry.
  • The support to the creation of collective infrastructures and technological platforms.