Technology Transfer at the ULB
Technology and knowledge transfer aims to ensure that the results of academic,
fundamental, or applied research can find practical applications as useful and
profitable products/services in science and technology, life sciences and
healthcare, and humanities and social sciences.
The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) within the ULB’s Research Department
provides this support to the research teams
The role of the TTO is to promote collaborative research and business development
between the university and its external partners (businesses, public bodies,
competition clusters, professional associations, etc.), as well as participating
in local and regional development.
More precisely, the TTO’s roles include:
contacting businesses with research findings that have practical
applications, and organising direct contact between scientists and
businesses through publications and events (lab visits, Lab’Insight meetings, etc.)
technology transfer (negotiating licences, supporting the creation of
property management (strategy for protecting research findings and
supporting project development: identification and evaluation of the
technical and economic potential of research team inventions, patent
applications, sourcing partners (especially in industry), industrial
contract negotiation, securing funding, developing the specifications and
budgets, and negotiating agreements, etc.
supporting various themed projects launched by the university, especially in
biotechnology(BioPark in Charleroi, Pôle
Santé in Brussels), assisting communication and information
technology, or even equipment.
contributing to local and regional economic development: on behalf of the
researchers, the TTO monitors regional calls for tender opened (Wallonia:
especially competition clusters, as well as AST, InnovaTech
and Picarré) and
Brussels (Innoviris, as well as ABE, the Agence Bruxelloise pour
The TTO is also highly active as part of LIEU, the technology transfer and development network for French speaking universities and Colleges of Higher Education in Belgium.