EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands consists of 20 partners from various sectors in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Israel. Our partners include vibrant innovation hubs, including top Universities that are frequently ranked among the most innovative in Europe.

One of the broad initiatives operated out of EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands is Food4Health, a collaboration between EIT Health and EIT Food, established to help bring innovations for healthy eating to the market.

Belgium-Netherlands News

InnoStars and TU Delft launch EIT Health DRIVE programme

InnoStars and TU Delft launch EIT Health DRIVE programme

Launch of EIT Health DRIVE programme.

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Second Headstart call open for Belgium-Netherlands start-ups

Second Headstart call open for Belgium-Netherlands start-ups

Headstart accelerates the market launch of selected healthcare start-ups with grants and other support.

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EIT Health selects start-ups for Headstart 2020

EIT Health selects start-ups for Headstart 2020

96 start-ups receiving mentoring and financial support

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Persistent Somatic Symptoms (PSS): eLearning boosts insight

Persistent Somatic Symptoms (PSS): eLearning boosts insight

Patients often keep on struggling with their problems for years, whereas medical professionals are generally embarrassed to admit they cannot find what’s wrong.

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EIT Health-backed start-up gets funds for sleeping robot

EIT Health-backed start-up gets funds for sleeping robot

Somnox closes their Series A round of financing

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Rethinking the role of older people: Successful entrepreneurs are ageless

Rethinking the role of older people: Successful entrepreneurs are ageless

Statistically, start-ups by entrepreneurs of age fifty and up have a two to three times bigger chance of success than companies started by younger people.

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Food4Health projects continue in 2020

Food4Health projects continue in 2020

18 partners have been selected to work on these projects.

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Food4Health finalises the 2nd call for Expressions of Interest

Food4Health finalises the 2nd call for Expressions of Interest

49 Expressions of Interest had been submitted either from individual partners or teams.

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3 ways WHAM is helping new mothers across Europe

3 ways WHAM is helping new mothers across Europe

EIT Health supported MOOC opens 20 January

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EIT Health crowdfunding for start-up surpasses target

EIT Health crowdfunding for start-up surpasses target

Surge-on Medical's instruments support minimally invasive surgery.

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'Olderpreneurs' compete at EIT Health Startup Plus final

'Olderpreneurs' compete at EIT Health Startup Plus final

A free learning programme to help people over 50 start their own company

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20 start-ups funded in second round of Headstart

20 start-ups funded in second round of Headstart

EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands and EIT Health Germany give awards.

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Ten start-ups show well-honed pitches in conclusion of EIT Health Validation Lab

Ten start-ups show well-honed pitches in conclusion of EIT Health Validation Lab

Bootcamp is eight-week pressure cooker for start-ups just starting out

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Food4Health projects kick-off as new teams meet

Food4Health projects kick-off as new teams meet

18 partners chosen to work on two projects

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EIT Health-backed innovation FibriCheck earns FDA approval

EIT Health-backed innovation FibriCheck earns FDA approval

FibriCheck became the first FDA approved app to screen for heart rhythm disorders.

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Seven start-ups win European Health Catapult Biotech semi-finals in Delft

Seven start-ups win European Health Catapult Biotech semi-finals in Delft

They will pitch in the finals during the 2-3 December EIT Health Summit in Paris

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Launch of a patient education platform on Deep Brain Stimulation

Launch of a patient education platform on Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation, or DBS, is a neurosurgical procedure in which two fine electrodes are implanted.

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Surge-on Medical premieres EIT Health-supported European crowdfunding platform asecuvest.eu

Surge-on Medical premieres EIT Health-supported European crowdfunding platform asecuvest.eu

Dutch MedTech company has developed a technology designed to set new standards in precision and robotic surgery

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EIT Health and EIT Food kick off Food4Health initiative

EIT Health and EIT Food kick off Food4Health initiative

4 March meeting to be followed by 15-16 May workshop

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EIT Health BeNe's Carmen van Vilsteren named to top board in Netherlands

EIT Health BeNe's Carmen van Vilsteren named to top board in Netherlands

She will be standard-bearer of the Dutch Life Sciences & Health Top Sector

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Six teams named EIT Health Wild Card 2019 finalists

Six teams named EIT Health Wild Card 2019 finalists

After the Hackathon, the teams will be progressing to the next stage

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EIT Health sends five start-ups to pitch at European Life Sciences CEO Forum

EIT Health sends five start-ups to pitch at European Life Sciences CEO Forum

Kurt Höller, EIT Health Business Creation Director, will be a panelist at the forum

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SeraNovo awarded an EIT Health Headstart grant to solve the insoluble

SeraNovo awarded an EIT Health Headstart grant to solve the insoluble

Tackling a stubborn drug problem

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163 applications received in the 1st call for Food4Health Expressions of Interest

163 applications received in the 1st call for Food4Health Expressions of Interest

The first Food4Health call was open from 29 May to 26 June.

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European Health Catapult Biotech Semifinal Winners selected

European Health Catapult Biotech Semifinal Winners selected

Seven start-ups will pitch at the EIT Health Summit

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Three more EIT Health degree programmes earn EIT Label

Three more EIT Health degree programmes earn EIT Label

'The gold standard'

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EIT Health launches EU-wide crowdfunding through partnership with aescuvest

EIT Health launches EU-wide crowdfunding through partnership with aescuvest

Innovative approach to funding innovation

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EIT Health Investor Network open for applications from start-ups

EIT Health Investor Network open for applications from start-ups

First EU network of investors focused solely on healthcare innovation

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EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands awards four start-ups with HeadStart Funding

EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands awards four start-ups with HeadStart Funding

The selection was made from 28 high quality proposals

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Interview: Students battle resistant microbes, and each other, live online 7-8 September

Interview: Students battle resistant microbes, and each other, live online 7-8 September

Nine-month EIT Health Campus programme culminates with competitive presentations

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Go2China: A Training Bootcamp in Groningen

Go2China: A Training Bootcamp in Groningen

Conducting business in the Chinese medical market

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Forty-two start-ups chosen for European Health Catapult Semifinals

Forty-two start-ups chosen for European Health Catapult Semifinals

They will pitch for a chance to compete at the EIT Health Summit

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Deadline for Cross-KIC Business Idea Competition now 8 April

Deadline for Cross-KIC Business Idea Competition now 8 April

Health, food or raw materials ideas sought

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Three EIT Health partners ranked among top five university-based incubators

Three EIT Health partners ranked among top five university-based incubators

UBI Global issues bi-annual awards

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StarShip Innovation Fellowship programme accepting applications until 16 March

StarShip Innovation Fellowship programme accepting applications until 16 March

Stanford Biodesign Concept and other approaches employed

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Campus Summer Schools set dates

Campus Summer Schools set dates

Registration open for some courses

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Accelerator Calls: Apply now for activities assisting start-ups and SMEs

Accelerator Calls: Apply now for activities assisting start-ups and SMEs

Online application interface is open

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MOOC promoting Salsa for healthy ageing starts 5 March

MOOC promoting Salsa for healthy ageing starts 5 March

EIT Health supports courses, offered in both French and English, that feature five training modules

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EIT Health names Jan-Philipp Beck as new CEO

EIT Health names Jan-Philipp Beck as new CEO

Kareen Forissier becomes new COO

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EIT Health BioEntrepreneur Bootcamp - apply now

EIT Health BioEntrepreneur Bootcamp - apply now

Online application is open now until April 8, 2018

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EIT opens call for urban mobility and manufacturing Innovation Communities

EIT opens call for urban mobility and manufacturing Innovation Communities

Competition runs until July 2018

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Strategic effort drives Campus Call for Innovative Education activities in 2018

Strategic effort drives Campus Call for Innovative Education activities in 2018

Proposals due by 8 March

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Campus accepting proposals for Innovative Education Projects

Campus accepting proposals for Innovative Education Projects

Application deadline 8 March 2018

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Wild Card applications open

Wild Card applications open

€4 million in funding available for ideas aimed at transformative innovation

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Campus opens call for Innovative Education Projects

Campus opens call for Innovative Education Projects

Partners are urged to apply

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Novel motion capture system supports patients’ rehabilitation

Novel motion capture system supports patients’ rehabilitation

EIT Health-supported project offers a wearable system that has attracted hundreds of developers

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Study shows strong impact of EIT's work

Study shows strong impact of EIT's work

EIT Health and other KICs included

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EIT Health online Ideation Challenge on personal health

EIT Health online Ideation Challenge on personal health

All are invited to join in a cooperative educational experience

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Success of IBV in Horizon 2020 calls involves five EIT Health partners

Success of IBV in Horizon 2020 calls involves five EIT Health partners

Two projects accepted

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TECNALIA wins the European Innovation Award

TECNALIA wins the European Innovation Award

EIT Health partner developed a new failure prediction system for Industry 4.0

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Nine start-ups win pitch finals for InnoStars HS/PoC grants

Nine start-ups win pitch finals for InnoStars HS/PoC grants

€330 000 in grants given to EIT Health Headstart/Proof of Concept winners

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Free MOOC: Healthy Ageing in 6 Steps

Free MOOC: Healthy Ageing in 6 Steps

Learn how to make healthy choices and adjustments to your lifestyle and environment to help you live a healthier, happier and longer life. Join the rerun of the EIT Health Campus MOOC ‘Healthy Ageing in 6 Steps. Let your environment do the work’! Starting on 1 August 2017.

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EIPP matches investors with EU projects, co-organises EBAN Congress

EIPP matches investors with EU projects, co-organises EBAN Congress

Portal currently lists 45 health-sector investments

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EIT Health Campus promotes healthy living at Uppsala run

EIT Health Campus promotes healthy living at Uppsala run

Students meet patients, public enjoys health screenings

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EIT Health course: '(re)discover seniors'

EIT Health course: '(re)discover seniors'

What is important to 55+ citizens? What are their values and desires? Learn how to better understand and engage with your older client and customer in our new course (Re)discover Seniors.

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Two student teams win SensUs competition

Two student teams win SensUs competition

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Safety Belt to Go2China: The Chinese health sector market catapult

Safety Belt to Go2China: The Chinese health sector market catapult

Safety Belt to Go2China is led by E-Group and supported by IMEC and the University of Groningen. Out of the 38 applicants, 18 Biotech, Medtech and Digital Health Scale-ups and SME companies have been selected to participate in the Go2China programme’s Bootcamp in Groningen - of which 5-10 will be chosen in Groningen to join the outbound mission to China-Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

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Enhancing the contribution of higher education and research to innovation

Enhancing the contribution of higher education and research to innovation

Cross-KIC event serves RIS regions

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Campus eLab generates report on trends in diabetes care

Campus eLab generates report on trends in diabetes care

CDTM and EIT Health collaborate in seminar based on CLOSE project

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Health VentureLab Weekend workshop in Budapest

Health VentureLab Weekend workshop in Budapest

The weekend programme consisted of two parts, a training and a coaching session. During the training, the groups learned the basic tools for running their own business: designing the business plan, discovering their motivations, targeting the costumers, and pitching in front of investors.

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EIT Health Alumni win trips to cross-KIC events

EIT Health Alumni win trips to cross-KIC events

Two early registrants going to CONNECT and INNOVEIT

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EC platform encourages discussion of Artificial Intelligence policy

EC platform encourages discussion of Artificial Intelligence policy

Members of the European AI Alliance can interact with the experts of the High Level Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLG), established by the European Commission, in a forum-style setting. By signing up to the Alliance, members will find a dedicated platform where they can offer input and feedback to the AI HLG.

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Activity leader video interview: Wolfgang Eberle on Product/Market Fit

Activity leader video interview: Wolfgang Eberle on Product/Market Fit

In this brief video, one of a series of interviews with EIT Health Activity leaders, Wolfgang Eberle discusses the Product/Market Fit programme, which helps healthcare start-ups move into markets outside of their home country.

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EIT Health Position Statement lauds EC proposal for innovation support, calls for more funding

EIT Health Position Statement lauds EC proposal for innovation support, calls for more funding

EIT Health issued on 28 June 2018 a Position Statement supporting Horizon Europe – the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Programme, which will replace Horizon 2020 and was outlined in the European Commission’s 7 June 2018 proposals – while also urging increased funding for research and for the EIT in particular.

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Become an Accelerator member and tell us how we can help

Become an Accelerator member and tell us how we can help

Startups join an Accelerator pitch contest at the EIT Health Summit in November.

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Activity leader video interview: Alexandre Duclos on E-Labs Corner

Activity leader video interview: Alexandre Duclos on E-Labs Corner

Activity leader video interview: Alexandre Duclos on E-Labs Corner

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EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands awards 9 start-ups Headstart support and €50 000

EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands awards 9 start-ups Headstart support and €50 000

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EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands awards 9 start-ups Headstart support and €50 000

EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands awards 9 start-ups Headstart support and €50 000

The start-ups were selected from a pool of 36 high-quality applicants

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EIT Food and EIT Health Partners identify areas for cooperation at the Food4Health Workshop

EIT Food and EIT Health Partners identify areas for cooperation at the Food4Health Workshop

Discussion revolves around plans for 2019 and focus areas for future projects

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Students develop innovations at first EIT Health Arrowhead Workshop for Digital European Health Services

Students develop innovations at first EIT Health Arrowhead Workshop for Digital European Health Services

Organised through the EIT Health E-Lab Network

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EIT Health wins 3 of 5 top European awards for innovations to treat cancer, predict Alzheimer’s and detect stroke risk

EIT Health wins 3 of 5 top European awards for innovations to treat cancer, predict Alzheimer’s and detect stroke risk

Five of our nominees were finalists for EIT Awards

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Students can innovate at I-Day events around Europe in November

Students can innovate at I-Day events around Europe in November

Students work on healthcare innovation in teams; one more date set for March

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Healthy Life - Healthy Workplace

Healthy Life - Healthy Workplace

Ideation workshop in Rotterdam focused improving health outcomes in the workplace

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EIT Health-backed innovation FibriCheck earns FDA approval

EIT Health-backed innovation FibriCheck earns FDA approval

Good news comes days after they won an EIT Award

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Business in Biobanking and Population Health Data Event: Register by 5 September

Business in Biobanking and Population Health Data Event: Register by 5 September

EIT Health partners will host the 2nd Business in Biobanking and Population Health Data event

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Business plan contest: See what a biobank can do for your start-up and win a €10 000 voucher

Business plan contest: See what a biobank can do for your start-up and win a €10 000 voucher

EIT Health’s Population Intelligence Lab offers support

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Train the Healthcare Manager Trainer programme 1st edition: Register by 31 August 2018

Train the Healthcare Manager Trainer programme 1st edition: Register by 31 August 2018

This programme is addressed to programme directors and trainers of healthcare

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Seven Digital Health Start-ups selected for the European health Catapult Final in London

Seven Digital Health Start-ups selected for the European health Catapult Final in London

Digital Health Semifinal organized by both French and Belgium/Netherlands CLC, took place in Brussels in IMEC office

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Twenty promising start-ups win €7k to develop business plans

Twenty promising start-ups win €7k to develop business plans

Winners will go on to compete for up to €30 000 in a pitch competitions

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EIT Health co-organises 2nd Cross-KIC EIT RIS Business Planning Bootcamp in Budapest

EIT Health co-organises 2nd Cross-KIC EIT RIS Business Planning Bootcamp in Budapest

Young innovators receive support and training

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EIT Health CEO to speak at conference promoting socially responsible research and innovation for health

EIT Health CEO to speak at conference promoting socially responsible research and innovation for health

EIT and EESC will host a 18-19 May conference on “Responsible Research and Innovation in the Health Industry”

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Optimising Innovation Pathways: Future Proofing for Success

Optimising Innovation Pathways: Future Proofing for Success

Read the Belgium-Netherlands Round Table report where leading healthcare experts, innovators and partners joined our 2019 Round Table discussions which took place in Leuven, Belgium.

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Food4Health - Bringing innovations for healthy eating to the market

Food4Health - Bringing innovations for healthy eating to the market

Food4Health is a collaboration between EIT Health and EIT Food, was established to help bring innovations for healthy eating to the market.

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Belgium-Netherlands projects

Belgium-Netherlands projects

Browse EIT Health projects involving our partners.

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Belgium-Netherlands COVID-19

Belgium-Netherlands COVID-19

See how partners from our region are responding to the pandemic.

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Belgium-Netherlands News

Belgium-Netherlands News

Discover the projects and events making headlines in our region.

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Belgium-Netherlands Events

Belgium-Netherlands Events

Mark dates in your diary to attend our popular hackathons, bootcamps, workshops and training courses.

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Belgium-Netherlands Team

Belgium-Netherlands Team

Find out about the start-ups we’re helping to build and bring to market in our region.

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Partners

Our 20 partners span the worlds of industry, education, research and healthcare insurance.

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Office

Location

The office of EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands is located next to the Central Station of Rotterdam.

Address:
Stationsplein 45
3013 AK Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Route description

By plane

Schiphol Airport
Take the Intercity Direct train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Central Station. Be sure to buy a supplement for the Intercity train when buying the ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the yellow ticket machines at the Schipol Airport train station or online.

Rotterdam Airport
Bus/Metro: When you walk outdoors from the central hall at Rotterdam Airport, go immediately to your left. After 50 metres, you will find the bus stops. RET bus line 33 travels to Rotterdam Central Station and to Metro Station Meijersplein. From Meijersplein station, you can get to Rotterdam Central Station via RandstadRail in seven minutes, and to The Hague Central Station in 27 minutes.

Taxi: You will find the taxi stand directly in front of the exit from the airport terminal building.

By train

Take the train to Rotterdam Central station. The office of EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands is located next to the Central Station of Rotterdam.

Contact us

How to speak to us

E-Mail: info@eithealth.nl
Phone: +31 10 808 1007

2019 Report