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Annick Houbrechts

Senior Knowledge Transfer Officer - Life Sciences, ULiège RISE

Annick has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Liège. After holding commercial positions in a CRO and a lab supplier, she joined ULiège RISE (formerly Interface Entreprises) to support researchers throughout their knowledge transfer process. This ranges from identifying technologies with commercial potential to set up the grounds for a spin off  company. In this last aspect, a  key function is to make the link with the adequate actors of the ecosystem susceptible to address their requirements at the right time.


Exploitation of innovation from academia

Location Einstein ABC Room Start / end time 9:30 am to 9:50 am

With the quality of Belgium academic research groups, there is no wonder very innovative start ups found their origin as spin offs of universities.

Through this panel session, we will see some examples of how academic research can lead to practical applications in the field thanks to the intervention of two entrepreneurs and technology transfer office representatives of two universities.

Together, we will reflect on how to further encourage and accelerate the emergence of innovative spin offs and how to best support them at a very early stage, when it comes to IP protection, financing or defining the business case.