Impulse.Brussels achieves to be the interface that enables all those doing business in the Brussels Region, and they aim for a growing innovation ecosystem of the innovative Brussels enterprises. Their goal is to be the center of entrepreneurial initiatives of Brussels:
With the mapping of the HealthTech ecosystem, the main goals were to uncover the total number of HealthTech companies and the evolution of the ecosystem. The mapping of the industry was made possible by the contribution of the major associations involved in HealthTech, incl. lifetech.brussels, Biowin, FlandersBio, Bio.be, BeMedTech.be, Agoria/Sirris.
DataScouts was used to aggregate the data of all companies within scope from open data sources incl. KBO, NBB and RSZ. The data can continuously be updated and allows to build a live data base for ad-hoc analysis. Based on these data, interactive visualization of the financial evolution as well as employment by companies in the HealthTech industry in Brussels in the period from 2004 to 2015 could be provided.
Using DataScouts’s expertise in data aggregation, the database of all HealthTech companies in Brussels was formed and visualized on the DataScouts platform. With DataScouts, Impulse.Brussels was able to determine the total number of Tech companies and the evolution of the innovation ecosystem between 2004-2015. Moreover, underlying causes of the changes in the ecosystem were possible to uncover.