• Digital health insights

    Medical breakthrough

    A major medical breakthrough is staring us in the face and it isn't a pill. The technology exists today to radically improve healthcare, to make it far more personalized, predictive, participatory and preventive. At Advance Healthcare, we're impatient to make that happen. It's time to look beyond the pill.

    Be inspired The book 'Sick no More'
  • Product development programs

    digital health R&D engine

    Advance Healthcare is your R&D engine for all things digital. Our research helps you navigate the disruptive threats and opportunities in the health arena. Our innovation workshops deliver viable business ideas and action plans. And our events and hackathons help create startup portfolios that will determine your future.

    More about our approach Recent work
  • Pinpoint focus

    One disease at the time

    Our starting point is always the patient and his or her condition. For pharma multinational UCB we helped organise a two city hackathon focused solely on improving the lives of people with epilepsy. In a single weekend, a hugely motivated group of developers and designers created more than ten viable prototypes.

    More about Hack Epilepsy Our other work

We help our clients build innovative new products and businesses in the digital health arena.

about us

OUR APPROACH

Our overriding goal is to help you develop new products and business in the digital health space. Here's how we help:

Learn more about our approach:
Tech scouting & identifying growth opportunities

Tech scouting & identifying growth opportunities

We scout the market for technologies and companies that could disrupt your business. And we look for business opportunities that will boost growth and secure your future.

Ideation & Strategy Development

Ideation & Strategy Development

Through idea generation workshops, business model sessions and inspirational talks we help your team develop viable ideas for new products and business models

Engaging external stakeholders & building developer ecosystems

Engaging external stakeholders & building developer ecosystems

Through tailored conferences, content, PR and community building activities, we help you build relationships with developers and digital health innovators, with the goal of building new innovative business

Hackathons & venture building

Hackathons & venture building

We organise corporate hackathons for rapid prototyping and for building startup portfolios. We help customers set up venturing programs and coach entrepreneurs.

Clients

UCB

Base Company

JSR

Mitsubishi

Microsoft

Partena

IBM

Pfizer

Team

Advance Healthcare was founded by Koen, Bart, Leo and Frank in 2015. For the full profiles and cv's click on the names

Koen Kas

Koen Kas

Koen is our point man. An experienced biotech entrepreneur, brimming with ideas about how technology can change healthcare, Koen spends most of his time shaking up board-level decision makers.

Bart Collet

Bart Collet

Bart is our gets-things-done project manager & whip-cracker, skills honed as owner-manager of a carehome. Bart is also known the world over for his encyclopedic knowledge of digital health products.

Leo Exter

Leo Exter

Mr. Startup. Leo was there when it all began and has his tentacles in every startup initiative this side of the English channel. Undoubtedly has Europe's most well-developed B.S. detector.

Frank Boermeester

Frank Boermeester

Our analytical mind and resident (research) psychologist. Frank spends most of his time untangling the dynamics of the digital health revolution.

Catch us at a next speaking engagement:

Koen Kas keynote “De digitale toekomst van diabetes zorg” at 19e Diabetessymposium, Ghent, 14 Nov. 2016

“De digitale toekomst van diabetes zorg” 19e Diabetessymposium November 14, 2016 – ICC, Ghent, Belgium

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Koen Kas talk “Nooit meer ziek” at De Hanzedag, 10 Nov. 2016

“Nooit meer ziek” De Hanzedag – It’s all about innovation November 10, 2016

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Koen Kas keynote “Innovating the pharmacy (profession)” at Pharmanology

Keynote “Innovating the pharmacy (profession)” at Pharmanology October 22, 2016 – Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium

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Advance Healthcare In the News

Koen Kas talks about wearable technology on Panorama (Canvas TV)

Last week “Panorama” on Belgian TV covered trends in wearable technology for health purposes.  See Prof Dr Koen Kas (20 […]

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Bart Collet over e-health: "Technologie in functie van betere ouderenzorg”

Als zaakvoerder van Woonzorgcentrum Huis Vandecruys zoekt Bart Collet dagelijks naar manieren om ouderenzorg betaalbaar én comfortabeler te maken. E-health […]

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Europe’s digital health scene: to stay or go? (Rock Health guest contribution)

Is Europe an attractive region for health startups – or should we all ship off to Silicon Valley? by Frank […]

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