BiR&D Academia-Industry seminar & networking event: Belgium,THE better place for R&D

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13 | 05
Innovatie & Octrooien

BiR&D Academia-Industry seminar & networking event: Belgium,THE better place for R&D
13 | 05
14:30 - 18:00
Diamant Building, Bd Auguste Reyerslaan 80, 1030 Brussels

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. The mission is to stimulate the attractiveness and effectiveness of industrial R&D in Belgium, whereto the collaboration with the Universities & their Associations is key.

Over the last 5 years, BiR&D has set up seminars on how this collaboration can be strengthened. Many best practice examples have been exchanged with the Universities. In order to enhance the collaboration process, BiR&D has agreed to a CHARTER with the Belgian Universities, that was signed and presented last year.

This seminar will start with a status update on the charter, followed by 2 presentations on exciting topics in the world of research. The program is rounded off by the submission of the Awards to the winning teams of the BiR&D Interdisciplinary Master of Science thesis program Call 2012 and Multi-disciplinary Ph.D thesis program Call 2013.


14:30  Welcome drink

15:00  Belgium, THE better place for R&D
           Introduction by Marc Van den Neste, President of BiR&D, CTO AGC Glass Europe

15:20  What happens after the Charter?
           by André Convents, Vice-President of BiR&D, Section Head R&D Household Care,      
           Procter & Gamble

15:50  High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management
           by Egbert Lox, Senior VP Government Affairs, Umicore

16:20  Innovation Circle
           by François Cornelis, Chairman Innovation Circle and former President Petrofina

16:45  Award Ceremony
           Introduction by FWO and FNRS BiR&D Interdisciplinary Master of Science
           Thesis program Call 2012 & Multi-Disciplinary PhD Thesis Call 2013

17:45  Cocktail

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Participation is free of charge.

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