Orsi Academy is a Flanders-based organization with a European scope. In its ambition to unite global innovative efforts in minimally invasive surgery in the heart of Europe and to meet present and future evolutions, the Orsi Academy is building a new, state-of-the art campus.
This new facility will contain
- Four 350m² clusters of 4 to 6 fully equipped training labs. Two clusters will be equipped for robotic surgery, the others will be suited for hosting other minimally invasive techniques.
- An auditorium with the newest audiovisual techniques, where up to 120 people will be able to attend lectures, watch livestreams of surgeries from around the globe, interact in debates,…
- Four fully equipped meeting rooms, adaptable in size and suited for 10-30 people.
- A restaurant with soup bar, salad bar, cold dishes and hot meals
- A foyer with honesty bar
- An open office set-up that allows all stakeholders to work efficiently, alone or in small groups.
The total cost for the construction project is € 15.612.025.
Given Orsi Academy’s nature to pioneer and today’s awareness towards the environment, construction choices for the new building have kept a minimal ecological footprint in mind. Costs for €820.000 euro can directly be associated with this, resulting in a sustainability grant of € 158.250.
Via the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRO), the European community is financially supporting the project for up to 40% of the remaining investment of €14.792.025. Project 1104 – ‘Expertise- en Innovatiecentrum voor robot- en minimaal invasieve chirurgie’ has been evaluated in light of call … and has been granted the amortization of maximum € 5.916.810 over the next 3 years. The Government of Flanders is co-financing this project for € 1.479.203 through the Hermes-Fund, thus providing 10% of the funds.
The other 50% of the total investment is private capital, provided by Orsi Academy, partners from the live sciences industry, the University of Ghent and the University of Leuven.