About EuReCA

Our international advisory board acts as a sounding board for companies looking for advice. The Science Park University of Antwerp makes space available to innovative companies and is actively promoting the development of a respiratory cluster. In the Darwin incubator, start-ups are surrounded by fellow entrepreneurs and various experts who can provide guidance in aspects such as taxation, legal matters and intellectual property.

The initiative Eu.reca

Eu.reca is an initiative of Frank Pieters, an internationally recognised expert in the respiratory field. His background includes market innovation and product development specifically related to inhalation at companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Teva and Cipla. Through his own company, P&L Projects, he coaches various start-ups and contributes to the growth of diverse internationally oriented companies.

Also actively involved is the Development Authority of the Province of Antwerp (Provinciale Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij or POM Antwerp). With the ambition of further reinforcing the position of the Province of Antwerp as a knowledge region, POM is focusing on accommodating growth companies. The Science Park University of Antwerp, which was developed by POM Antwerp, is thus geared towards attracting innovative companies in fields such as Life Sciences. The respiratory field was selected as a spearhead sector by the POM.

Eu.reca is governed by an advisory board that reviews all activities for relevance and topicality for the respiratory field.

Knowledge transfer workshops & symposia

Are you an innovator? Do you want to help shape the discussion? The topics of our interactive workshops are determined by leading companies, innovative start-ups and seasoned experts.

Technological innovation

Innovation is not something you can do in a vacuum. Developing new products and exploring new markets takes insight into the needs and motivations of diverse stakeholders such as patients, doctors, suppliers and distributors. We bring them together.

Product- development

A good product is one thing, a successful product is another. We have a network of specialists and consultants who can offer valuable advice at every stage of that development, right down to a knowledgeable assessment of the “go-to-market”.

Supporting start-ups

The Science Park University of Antwerp offers low-cost entry formulas for beginning companies. Are you looking for a lab or office space? Or would you like access, as a co-worker, to our network of start-up specialists? We would be happy to offer you a personalised proposal.