BiR&D is the association of international industrial companies having major R&D operations in Belgium. Its mission is to stimulate and improve both the attractiveness and the effectiveness of R&D execution.
The effective members of BiR&D’s are the innovation managers of the companies carrying with them a long experience in managing R&D in an industrial world. Becoming a member of BiR&D opens up a world of new insights and opportunities to challenge and improve your own R&D operations.
BiR&D Cross-Disciplinary PhD Award 2021Each year, together with FWO and the FNRS, we organise the BiR&D Cross-Disciplinary PhD Thesis Awards, in recognition of a PhD thesis that presents an original and cross-disciplinary contribution with potential industrial valorisation and societal relevance. In 2021, four prizes … Read more
In 2020, BiR&D granted 4 awards to PhD’s that thanks to their outstanding work were selected among 30 applications. Next to their excellent scientific level, the main criteria included a strong multidisciplinary character and a high potential for industrialisation. Science …
"What attracted me most at BiR&D is the possibility to network and share best practices with peers from the industry - just perfect to be able to do that !!"Bart Wallaeys
"I started working for BiR&D in 2016 and discovered the amazing world of industrial R&D. BiR&D members represent near to 10.000 researchers in Belgium, who contribute resolving the challenges that our planet and people are facing. Together with universities and research centres, the Belgian R&D ecosystem is anticipating tomorrow!"Edith Coune
"BiR&D is implementing its vision and mission through the stimulation of an intense cooperation between its members and the Belgian R&D ecosystem. Continuous generation of new projects between BiR&D members as well as projects between BiR&D members and academia, research centers, SMEs and start-ups are a key activity. Exchange of best practices in the R&D domain is realized through a serious of topic oriented seminars in close cooperation with GRD."Marnix Botte