Ecosystem Insights
Ecosystem Insights

24 May 2018

13:30 - 15:00 Knowledge Stock Exchange

Ecosystem Insights

  13:30 - 15:00
  Location: Mosane 5&6

During these 15-minute slots speakers from diverse parts of the ecosystem shall shed their light on the knowledge transfer spectrum.

Moderator: Christophe Haunold, Deputy General Manager, Toulouse Tech Transfer, France

13:30-13:45 The Components Research Cycle

Anna Groeninx van Zoelen, Treasurer of EARMA (European Association of Research Managers and Administrators), the Netherlands

The focus of this presentation will be on the components research cycle and how we as Research Managers and Administrators (RMA) deal with that. It will also show how the research cycle becomes more diverse due to compliance issues: such as ethics and Impact: this calls for collaboration with other experts.


13:45-14:00 Intangible Assets

Ludo Pyis, Founder and President Areopa Group, Belgium

The intangible assets created through the processes of innovation represents a major share of the value of today’s business. There is a clear need to increase market actors’’ confidence and certainty in IP valuation methods as a way to stimulate IP transactions, to support IP based financing and to give companies the tools to provide information about their IP. Ludo will showcase relevant valuation methodologies.


14:00-14:15 A Deeper Understanding of the Invention Process and IP benefits: Industry and University Collaborations

Axel Ferrazzini, Managing Director, 4iP Council, Belgium

4iP Council is a European research council dedicated to developing high quality, third party academic insight and empirical evidence on the complex correlation between investment, invention, innovation, employment and social and economic success. Our research is multi-industry, cross sector and technology focused. We work with academia, policy makers and regulators to facilitate a deeper understanding of the invention process and intellectual property benefits. We will provide an overview of 4iP Council research findings and explore collaborations with attendees on 4iP Council’s university research initiatives.


14:15-14:30 Offering for Sell or License IP Rights and/or Technologies by Academia: A View from the Buyer Side

François Drapeau-Paquin, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel within the intellectual property division of Royal Philips N.V, Philips, the Netherlands

During this session, we will briefly (a) go through Philips’ assessment process with regard to externally generated IP rights and technologies, (b) what is expected from the IP owners to support such assessment and (c) how an IP owner should package information such as, to improve the likelihood of transfer; we will conclude by looking at examples of what falls currently in Philips’ areas of interest.

14:30-14:45 Impact2Research

Bruno Woeran, EU- Affairs Manager at Merinova Technology Center, Finland

Adding commercialising thoughts very early to the proposal preparation process. TII’s commercialisation expert database and ASTP-PROTON’s joint efforts in collaboration for members – trainings, summer schools, China experience.


14:45-15:00 Wagralim

François Heroufosse, General Director, Wagralim, Belgium

Wagralim is the Agro-Food Cluster in Wallonia, active since 2006. We count over 160 members from industry, academia and training centers.

The Cluster is specialized in the set up of collaborative projects in Nutrition, Industrial Efficiency and Sustainability including international partners.

In 2016 Wagralim joined the Universities to launch Keyfood, acting as a technological platform for the agro-food industry. Keyfood allows industries to collaborate with academia
In order to get access to targeted scientific expertise: analytical trials, product and process development, provision of equipments, prototypes…