ULB actively promotes the economic, social, and cultural development of the Brussels-Capital Region.

The University is a major player as a source of technological innovation, including through various regional programmes involving external partners (private businesses, non-profits, etc.).

Using funds from INNOVIRIS (the Brussels Institute for Research and Innovation) and the 2014-2020 ERDF, ULB takes an active part in research projects that impact the city of Brussels.

ULB takes part in the following research programmes:

  • Prospective Research (Anticipate) - research as a response to Brussels-specific issues;
  • Brains for Brussels (Attract) - attracting international researchers;
  • Research Platforms (Bridge) - research on strategic areas of activity: ICT, health, environment;
  • Co-Création (Co-Create) - developing the city’s resilience, together with its residents;
  • Applied PhD (Doctiris) - PhD theses with industrial partners;
  • Proof of Concept (Evaluate) - feasibility studies;
  • Spin-off (Launch) - creating a spin-off in Brussels;
  • Experimental Platforms (Test-it) - conducting experiments with Living Labs;
  • Joint R&D Project (Team up) - industrial collaboration;
  • 2014-2020 ERDF - European Regional Development Fund;
  • etc.
For more information about these funding programmes, please contact Aurore De Boom, in charge of funding in Brussels, at ULB-TTO
Updated on December 14, 2020