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An expertise and innovation centre for robotic & minimally invasive surgery


Orsi Academy was realised partly thanks to financial support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Flemish government (VLAIO) & the Province of East Flanders.

Orsi Academy received 5.8 million euro support from ERDF and 1.45 million from the Flemish government.

Financial support Orsi new building
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The new 5,500 m² infrastructure houses the very latest technologies in robotic surgery.
Because Orsi Academy is among the absolute best in the world, the centre attracts surgeons from all over the world who come to Melle to improve their skills.
Every year, more than 3,500 surgeons from around the world come to Orsi to train in robotic and minimally invasive surgery.

Orsi Academy won Regiostars

In 2019, we were honoured to win the Regiostars!

Our CEO Prof. Dr. Alexandre Mottrie and Werner Van den Stockt, ERDF Management Authority for Flanders, were honoured to receive the 2019 Regiostar Award within the 'Modernising Health Services' category from the hands of Marc Lemaitre, director of DG Regio, and Lambert Van Nistelrooij, former EU MP and chairman of the jury.

What are the Regiostars?

With the Regiostar Awards, the European Commission each year honours EU-funded projects that stand out in terms of demonstrating excellence and innovation.

Grant for image-guided robotic surgery

By installing state-of-the-art imaging technology and upgrading our data captation and storage capacities, we are able to open up to new types of training and R&D, both in the existing fields and in new specialties (f.ex. cardiology, orthopaedy…)

We are very proud to partner with Siemens Healthineers for this innovative project.

Financial support image-guided robotic surgery
Financial support orthopedic robot Corin
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Grant for minimally invasive techniques in orthopaedic surgery

Orsi Academy is dedicated to significantly enhancing its influence on worldwide healthcare through the advancement and facilitation of innovations in various medical technology fields. In a collaborative effort with Corin, we have expanded our capabilities by acquiring their cutting-edge robot designed for knee and hip surgery. This strategic move allows Orsi to broaden its spectrum of training programs and extend its expertise into additional medical specialties. By incorporating state-of-the-art robotic systems, particularly in orthopaedic surgery, Orsi is poised to make substantial contributions to the evolution of healthcare practices.

Grant for innovations in spinal and neurosurgery

In collaboration with Joimax, we have strengthened our capabilities by acquiring their state-of-the-art robot tailored for spinal and neurosurgery. This collaborative initiative allows Orsi to expand its range of training programs and expertise into additional medical specialties. By integrating cutting-edge robotic systems, especially in the realms of orthopaedic and spinal surgery, Orsi is positioned to play a pivotal role in advancing healthcare practices.

Financial support spinal robot Joimax
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