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WEL Research Institute

Walloon ExceLlence Research Institute

Supporting strategic basic research of excellence and the translation of disruptive innovations into an impact in health and sustainable transition.

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Life sciences

     
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Engineering, chemistry and physics

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Lines of work

Strategic fundamental research

The WEL Research Institute supports strategic basic research through programmes emanating from the universities of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.  Their selection and financial management are carried out via the FRFS, a specialised fund of the FNRS.

Industrial valorisation

The WEL Research Institute provides individualised support for researchers, in partnership with KTO representatives, to integrate the valorisation process into the scientific development of the research programme. 

The "Bridge Fund"

The Bridge Fund provides funding for a maturation stage of intellectual property emanating from the WEL Research Institute's programmes to reach the next stage of technology transfer.

Partnerships

The WEL Research Institute has gradually built valorization opportunities that are taking many forms including projects supported by the competitivity clusters, licensing agreements, industry partnerships, and spin-off creation.

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