Flemish Region (BE2)

General Information

  • Capitarl city icon Brussels
  • Region size icon 13.522 km2   (2015)
  • Population icon 6.709.787 (2022)
  • Regional GDP icon 296.131,20 (2021)
  • % of the National GDP 58,95 (2021)
  • % of Unemployment 3,20 (2022)
  • Regional GERD (%) 3,35 (2019)
Urban Data Platform

S3 Thematic Platforms

S3 Priorities


Name Description
Smart systems Micro- and nano-electronics and embedded systems, and mechatronics, micro-optical modules and micro-photonic systems.
Sustainable chemistry Agricultural and industrial applications of biotechnology and sustainable chemistry, with focus on the development of new bio based value chains, plastics, technical textiles, etc.. Pharmaceutical applications of biotechnology, with focus on clinical trials, neuro-degenerative and infectious diseases, molecular diagnostics, and nanotechnology for medical applications.
Specialised manufacturing solutions Advanced production technologies and additive manufacturing. Structural materials, nano-materials, self-healing materials, recyclable materials and materials for energy and light.
Sustainable living Cradle to cradle, waste management and sustainable production. Sustainable energy technologies with focus on hydrogen, wind energy and electrical vehicles. Eco renovation of buildings Smart grids.
Responsible entrepreneurship and innovative work organization Responsible entrepreneurship and innovative work organization
Value-added logistics Specialised industrial value chains and logistical services for food, pharma, recycling, off shore maintenance, etc..
Personalized cure and care Personalized medical and social care.
High-quality agro-food Healthy food and sustainable food production and processing.
Industrial design and creative industries Industrial design and creative industries
Smart services Media and digitalisation of cultural heritage. ICT research and development.

You can obtain more detail following this link: EYE@RIS3 Priorities

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