Belgian moveUP brings digital therapy to Dutch market

The workload can be very high for professionals in the healthcare sector. Because healthcare professionals often struggle with a lack of time, medical follow-up is increasingly automated via smart technologies.

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Digital health company moveUP applies their expertise in medical data to optimize digital therapies. Through digital contact with patients on a daily basis, data is obtained that is essential for providing patient-focused (follow-up) care. When recovery does not go according to plan, care can be adjusted immediately. moveUP already works with twenty Belgian hospitals. Oost NL introduced moveUP in the Health ecosystem around Nijmegen and supported in finding the right location. Now they are broadening their international scope from Novio Tech Campus.

International innovation hotspot

The international expansion plans are partly due to the achievement of an important milestone. “The European Commission awarded us a Horizon 2020 grant this year,” says Moens. “This was an important confirmation for us; we are working on something good and are contributing to the improvement of healthcare. Internationally, we are now expanding to the Netherlands, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. Also because of the cooperation with Medscaler, we quickly got a good picture of the market in the Netherlands. We are now starting our activities here from our new location at Novio Tech Campus in Nijmegen. We already have someone employed for the German market. For the Dutch market we are looking for a business development manager.

The Belgian company is looking forward to making new connections at and from the Nijmegen innovation campus. “Healthcare varies strongly between different countries. We hope to meet parties in Nijmegen and the Netherlands with whom we can collaborate organisationally and technologically. Nijmegen is internationally known as a hotspot for innovation in digital health. In addition, this region was already familiar to us thanks to the Health Valley Event, yearly taking place here. When we got in conversation with Oost NL and they had us acquainted with Novio Tech Campus, the decision was made pretty quickly. Despite the distance and complicating corona measures, we were guided perfectly by the teams of the campus and Kadans Science Partner. We are very much looking forward to continue working on our innovations in data, from the center of digital health: Nijmegen!