Press invitation: Medical Technologies join forces in Ghent

(18-01-2019) MedTeG is a Ghent digital network that wants to combine the forces of Medical Technology in Ghent.

The city of Ghent has important assets in the area of ​​HealthTech (health technology):

  • An internationally respected top university and highly dynamic colleges and an innovative health care ecosystem
  • The presence of a lot of research, development and realizations in BioTech and now also medical technology (MedTech)
  • The geographically interesting location
  • Sparkling startup ecosystem and talent
  • A city government with an integrated vision on health and economy

 

Innovation in healthcare is accelerating rapidly, but is also costly. With the growing importance of an efficient and effective healthcare system, it is high time for a bundling of the forces within a strong Ghent digital network.

The growth story of start-ups in HealthTech will be central to the digital network. This with multiple dimensions:

  • The optimization of the existing ecosystem to a mature, well-connected network: MedTeG - Medical Technology Ghent as part of HealthTech
  • Stimulating the further growth (in number, life cycle and employees) of startups with a focus on health technology and medical technology in particular

 

The official announcement will take place on Wednesday 23 January at 6 pm in De Krook (Miriam Makebaplein 1, Ghent), in the presence of Mathias De Clercq, mayor and Sofie Bracke, ships of Economy, Trade, Port and Sport, as well as representatives of UGent, UZ Ghent, imec, MedTech Flanders and BlueHealth Innovation Center.

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