Walloon Investment Support

BioWin offers assets for international companies to access Wallonia, a leading region of the European biotechnology sector.


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Are you a foreign company? Do you want to develop in a leading region of the European biotechnology sector?

Wallonia and its ecosystem have all the assets necessary for you develop your activity under the best conditions: scientific excellence, entrepreneurial leadership, technological platform, talents, etc.

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Wallonia’s strengths

Wallonia is a world leader in the life sciences sector.

You’re a company, how can you benefit from working with Wallonia?

Located at the heart of Europe, Wallonia (located south of Brussels) has created a dynamic innovation ecosystem by investing in and supporting the growth of scientific excellence and entrepreneurial leadership. The life sciences sector in particular has experienced unprecedented growth and its dynamism shines, earning it increased international recognition.

Over the past 12 years, SMEs in the sector have raised over three billion euros in private capital and tripled the number of jobs, from 1,280 in 2005 to 3,800 today. Including large companies and SMEs, the average annual growth in employment reached 7.5% in 2017 and the sector currently employs more than 50,000 people in Wallonia.

Several factors explain this good position: the quality of university and clinical research, the presence of large companies, as well as start-ups and spin-offs, CDMO & service companies, and talents, within the ecosystem.

The sector’s major strengths are:

  • Biopharmacy (including cell & gene therapy and industrial production of (bio) drugs)
  • Digital health
  • Radiation applied to human health
  • Medical devices and in vitro diagnostics