Belgium, the better place for R&D

BiR&D asbl/vzw (Belgian industrial R&D) is the platform of industrial companies with a major international research center in Belgium, in total employing over 8.000 people in R&D. Its mission is to stimulate the attractiveness and effectiveness of industrial R&D in Belgium, whereto the collaboration with the Universities & their Associations is instrumental.

Over the last 6 years, BiR&D has taken several initiatives to strengthen the collaboration across various industries and academia. Many best practices have been exchanged and several seminars have been organized with Universities. In order to enhance the collaboration process, BiR&D and all Belgian Universities have signed a Charter. 

This seminar will start with an overview on what has been realized sofar and what is being planned in the next coming years. Several distinguished guest speakers will talk about the challenges and opportunities of research in Belgium.  

The program includes the handover of the Excellence Awards of the Multi-Disciplinary PhD Thesis program in the categories Science & Technology and Life & Health Science – call 2014. 

Full program