Health campus for Luxembourg in 2024

Tim Harrup

A major new campus dedicated to Health and Lifescience Innovation and bearing a name which reflects this – HE:AL – is now scheduled to become operational in Luxembourg by 2024. It is a private sector initiative for a domain which involves over 130 enterprises in the Grand Duchy.

The stated aim of the new campus is to attract enterprises active in medical domains such as equipment, diagnostics and digital health services. R&D, production, consulting and other types of health technology are also in the sights. A governmental statement also details that by bringing all of this together onto one site (often referred to as a ‘cluster’), it should be possible to develop the necessary structures to create ‘personalised medicine based on health data and using artificial intelligence’. The physical and digital domains will thus be brought together.

Where the campus itself is concerned, it will be located on the business park at Ehlerange, a business park which is covered by the denomination ‘ZARE’ which means it is of regional interest. The site itself extends to 2.4 hectares and will benefit from the close proximity of the House of Biohealth and the future Südspidol of the Emile Mayrisch hospital centre, along with the Belval City of Sciences. This, the governmental release goes on to say, should enable ‘geographical proximity among research, innovation and the medical world within an ecosystem of health technologies.