BiR&D : Belgian industrial Research and Development
 

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About us

BiR&D stands for "Belgian industrial Research and Development".

It is the name for the association of international industrial companies with major operations and R&D activity in Belgium.

The mission of BiR&D is to stimulate the attractiveness and the effectiveness of industrial R&D in Belgium leveraging collaborative innovation against a background of international R&D competition. Specific actions are deployed to strengthen the various components of this mission.

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News 17.06.2014

New BiR&D Multi-Disciplinary PhD Thesis award 2015 - Call 2014

On the initiative of BiR&D, the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS (F.R.S.-FNRS) and the Fonds Wetenschappellijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen (FWO) will grant in 2015 two BiR&D Multi-Disciplinary PhD Thesis Awards, amounting to EUR 10,000 each. One Award will be granted for a PhD thesis in the domain of Life & Health Sciences, the other Award for  a PhD thesis in the domain of Science & Technology. Each candidate can apply for one Award only, in the domain of his/her choice. Each Award will reward an individual researcher who has obtained his/her PhD from a Belgian university between November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014.

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Master of Science Award ceremony

On May 13th, during the event “Belgium, THE better place for R&D”, BiR&D awarded its annual awards for multidisciplinary research to master and doctoral students who, via their dissertations and theses, have cooperated across the boundaries of their research domains. The awards went to a team from Antwerp for the Anthropometrics 2.0 project, a team from Liège for the New Solar Air Freight project and  Dr Daan Witters from Leuven for the doctoral study on Digital Microfluidics.

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Members of BiR&D

AGC Glass Europe
Alcatel-Lucent
Atlas Copco Airpower
Baxter
Bekaert
Cargill
Coca-Cola
GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
Janssen Pharmaceutica
Laborelec (GDF SUEZ)
Lhoist
Magotteaux
OCAS
Procter & Gamble Eurocor
Recticel
Solvay
UCB Pharma
Umicore

 

Associated Partners of BiR&D

Agoria
essenscia
GRD

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