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    The network of Industrial Companies
    with Large R&D Operations in Belgium

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    Bringing Great Minds together
    in the Heart of Europe

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    Join and Share Best
    Practices in R&D

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    Discover the fascinating World
    of R&D and Shape the Future

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    BIR&D welcomes You to the
    PhD Award 2017 on May 10th 2017

About BiR&D

BiR&D is the association of international industrial companies having major R&D operations in Belgium. Its mission is to stimulate and improve both the attractiveness and the effectiveness of R&D execution.

The effective members of BiR&D’s are the innovation managers of the companies carrying with them a long experience in managing R&D in an industrial world. Becoming a member of BiR&D opens up a world of new insights and opportunities to challenge and improve your own R&D operations.

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Upcoming event

Annual BiR&D event and PhD award ceremony

10/05/2017
You are welcome at our annual event. The program includes the handover of the BiR&D Excellence Awards of the Multi-Disciplinary PhD Thesis program in the categories Science & Technology and Life & Health Science – call 2016.

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Latest news

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21 Sep

BiR&D Multi-Disciplinary PhD Thesis Award 2016

Each year, BiR&D awards two prices of 10.000 EUR to PhD Thesis: one in life & health sciences and one in science & technology. The call for the 2 multi-disciplinary PhD Thesis Award 2016 is opened till December 2nd, 2016. …

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17 Jun

BiR&D signs charter with 10 Belgian universities

On June 17th 2014 BiR&D has signed a unique charter with 10 Belgian universities. The undersigning universities and BiR&D asbl/vzw express their ambition to make Belgium the better place of R&D. Find here the signed charter : signed-charter-1

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