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At flanders.health, our membership model is based on 2 parameters: your desired level of engagement, and the category of your organization.  For the first, please check out the pages detailing our service levels.  For the latter, here is how we look at it.

The category of your organization depends on 2 elements: the type of economic activity performed by your organization, and the size of it.

We distinguish 4 types of organizations:  

1


Companies, which have an economic activity and are typically for profit, whether product, service or consultancy based.

2


Supporting actors, mostly with mixed activity; partly research with societal value, partly for-profit services. RTO's, Academic hospitals, but also Cities,... typically fall into this category.

3


Investors; while of supporting nature, these very important enablers of new business are considered a category of their own.

4


Academic institutes, which predominantly perform activities of societal value; fundamental research along with education.

Within each type, we distinguish at most 5 sizes, to result into the 'Category' of the organization.  For companies other than startup, we apply the European definition of company size.  These can be found in “The revised User Guide to the SME definition”. Enterprises are categorised from micro over small and medium-sized to large.  Headcount a well as a financial metric is taken into consideration, and both have to be below a certain threshold to qualify for a smaller designation.  For instance: a company is considered mid-sized when headcount is between 50 and 250, while at the same time at least one of two financial criteria is not exceeded: annual turnover does not surpass 50 Mio EUR or total value on the balance sheet is not above 43 Mio EUR. The detail is explained on the following link:  https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/conferences/state-aid/sme/smedefinitionguide_en.pdf.

Given the regional nature of flanders.health, these metrics are observed within our main activity region, which we define as the Benelux.  For international companies that are not based in the Benelux, this for instance means that branch office headcount is observed, not global headcount.


Company, for-profit activity

Supporting organization

Investor

Academia


Category

numbers in [EUR] 

unless stated otherwise

STAFF ꓥ [Turnover V Balance_Sheet_Total]

STAFF ꓥ [Turnover V Balance_Sheet_Total]

[fund size]



"startup"

<5FTE, <3years of existence

<25FTE, <3years of existence

n.a.

n.a.

0

"micro"

< 10FTE ꓥ [2Mio V 2Mio]

< 50 FTE ꓥ [10Mio V 10Mio]

<5Mio 

additional campus

1

"small"

< 50FTE ꓥ [10Mio V 10Mio]

< 250FTE ꓥ [50Mio V 43Mio]

<20Mio

main campus

2

"medium"

< 250FTE ꓥ [50Mio V 43Mio]

< 1250FTE ꓥ [250Mio V 215Mio]

<60Mio

n.a.

3

"large"

>= 250FTE ꓥ [50Mio V 43Mio]

>= 1250FTE ꓥ [250Mio V 215Mio]

>=60Mio

n.a.

4