Technological advancement in Flanders' health care system through Smart Specialisation
Like many regions of Europe, Flanders in Belgium is seeing an increase in the life expectancy of its inhabitants.
This shift in demographics brings up a series of questions about how the medical system works and what needs transforming. Moving towards 'personalised care and cure' through Smart Systems has become necessary in order to continue offering accessible healthcare to patients.
Bringing together clusters from biotechnology and nanotechnology is what Flanders has opted to do. Nano for Health is one of many good examples of Smart Specialisation in Europe. There are two objectives: to preserve the healthcare system and to diversify the economy thanks to these innovative solutions.