Innovation activities are sometimes hampered by borders between academics and businesses, between small and large businesses, and between regions. That’s why overcoming these barriers and innovating across borders is crucial today.
The “Belgian Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Community” (BRIEC) aims to help companies speed up their innovation process by enabling them to meet and cooperate with other companies big and small from all regions of Belgium, and with different universities and research centres.
These interactions bringing together different kinds of companies and innovation actors are made possible through the organisation of events (2 to 3 per year) focusing on societal challenges where innovation will be key for future progress. These events are built up around the exchange of concrete innovation cases and the challenges surrounding them.