After a research and development phase, the researcher can valorise the results of his work in the form of a patent. With the help of a license agreement, he can then authorize an existing company to develop and market products or services related to his research. But this is not his/her only option: its discovery can also lead to the creation of a spin-off, a company linked to the University whose objective is to commercialize the results of the research.

ULB in support

The École polytechnique in Brussels promotes the development and transfer of technologies to the world of business. To achieve this, it relies on three pillars: ULB's Technology Transfer Office (TTO) to support researchers in the transfer of their technologies, high-tech incubators that offer an interesting infrastructure during the creation a company (EEBIC, Solvay Entrepreneurs, Biopark, I-Tech) and the Théodorus investment fund which covers the risk associated with starting a spin-off.

Spin-offs made in EPB

The EPB is actively involved in the creation of specialized jobs in Brussels and the Walloon Region. In 20 years, the EPB has created 20 spin-offs, 19 of which are still active today:

Name Object Laboratory
Space optics and optics methodology MRC
Vibration deadening system ASL
Thermal regulation of spatial devices MRC
Artificial Intelligence consulting CoDe
Water quality assessment via holographic microscopy MRC
Endoscopic devices Beams
Support to multicriteria decision aid CoDe
Loop Heat Pipe cooling solutions MRC
Computer services based on quantum technologies Quic
Mobile positioning OPERA
In Silico (2012) Web-based genomic database management system CoDe
Decision making tool in the logistics field Beams
Electrical devices consumption measuring Beams
High Performance Parallel Embedded Real-time OS Beams
Lean manufacturing Beams
Treatment of lymphatic edema Beams
Interoperability solutions for building information modeling BATir
Updated on February 9, 2021