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Aside from being a top business location in general, the Brussels-Capital Region is also home to thriving life sciences and 'information and communication technology' (ICT) sectors.

  • Life sciences: Belgium has a strong tradition in the life sciences, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical activities, and close cooperation between universities and industry is a unique strength of the Brussels-Capital Region.
  • Information and communication technology (ICT): the ICT sector is extremely dynamic in Brussels, and the software and multimedia sub-sectors are currently experiencing high growth. Access to top-level human capital and substantial public support make Brussels a very attractive location for ICT businesses.
  • International organisations: due to its central geographical location and unique status as the capital of Europe, Brussels is one of the world's largest centres for international organisations, NGOs, industry associations, interest groups and diplomatic missions.