Innovative Entrepreneurship via Spin-offs of Knowledge Centres

Symposium

10-06-2015

Paleis der Academiën, Brussel

Activiteit in het kader van de Denkerscyclus 

Activiteit in het kader van het Standpunt 

Dit symposium vond plaats naar aanleiding van de publicatie van het Standpunt "Innovatief ondernemerschap via spin-offs van kenniscentra" en het Vlaams Denkersprogramma met Erik Tambuyser. Het Standpunt werd ook uitgegeven in het Engels, de voertaal van het symposium. Het volledige programma (brochure) en de presentaties van de sprekers vindt u in bijlage. 

The number of start-up enterprises in Flanders has decreased lately, while the number of spin-offs from knowledge centers has increased. There are numerous initiatives in Flanders, Belgium and Europe that seek to promote business start-ups. The Technical Science Class (KTW) and Natural Science Class (KNW) of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and Arts (KVAB) published a position paper specifically on spin-offs arising from knowledge centers, therefore making an immediate link to innovation. These spin-offs are located mainly in the high-tech world such as biotechnology and ICT as well as in energy, environmental technologies and service sectors. The report contains recommendations for a.o. knowledge centers (mainly the universities, colleges and strategic research centers), government, business and education world.