UGENT DOCTORAL SCHOOLS HEALTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRACK The UGent Doctoral Schools Health Entrepreneurship Track was a tailor-made program for researchers within the Life Sciences & Medicine department of Ghent University. During a period of 6 weeks, eight researchers used numerous tools and methods to translate their academic research into social impact, while exploring a preliminary business model. We were happy to support this program. INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR COVID-19 The City of Antwerp launched two calls for smart solutions around the issues raised by the corona crisis in 2020. Out of a large number of submissions, the jury - including our regional manager for Antwerp Kim Luyckx - selected a handful of companies with an innovative solution. During the first call, no less than 7 of the 8 selected companies submitted a solution for the healthcare sector. The winners were Bingli, Greygin, Zipster, Helpper, Robovision, Spikes, UZA-Fibricheck and Artists Unlimited vzw. These 8 projects received financial support. Copyright: Wim Hadermann “The city had confidence in our start-up. I found that very special” dixit Stijn Coolbrandt, co-founder of Zipster. Zipster was one of 8 projects that received financial support from the City of Antwerp. During the second call in September, Byteflies was among the winners with their online monitoring system CovidCare@Home, which can be used to follow up hospital patients at home. Watch the report of Kanaal Z here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-GeR2gyGyI 22

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