The three European health technology clusters in Cambridge (UK), Leuven (Belgium) and Heidelberg (Germany) have formed the alliance to cross-leverage their innovation resources and thus jointly increase their international competitiveness.


  • Facilitate and coordinate EU-funded collaborative R&D projects
  • Support of cross-border cooperation in the training and further education of talented persons
  • Facilitate cross-border investments and cooperation between established VC funds

HAE R&D Community Platform

The HAE R&D Community offers scientists from European research institutes and from industry the chance to form consortia for EU-funded projects.

Within the digital HAE Community Platform, scientists from academia and industry will find funding opportunities, potential partners and experts from research organizations, SMEs, and from large companies.


HAE Accelerator

With the HAE Accelerator, innovative start-up teams in the three regions are identified, trained and put in touch with international VC investors.

The development and implementation of the first accelerator round is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the Leading-Edge Cluster (Spitzencluster) funding.