Brussels - October 19th, 2022

Industry Meets University (IMU)


Give the opportunity for the business developers of the Belgian Universities and neighbouring Universities to present their industrial valorisation opportunities and collaboration requests to 60 of the most important industrial companies with an important R&D activities in Belgium (BiR&D and GRD Members)

It is

A matchmaking event, which can lead to bilateral meetings
An opportunity to position BiR&D as a federal and cross sectorial organisation

It is not

A scientific event, where the top University scientists present their research domains
A seminar on how the collaboration between Universities and Industrial companies should be structured


We design the event for a F2F interactions. However, we will built in the hybrid capability for very remote attendees or for very specific needs (please contact us).

09.30 - 10.00

Welcome Coffee

10.00 - 10.15

Welcome, Introduction, Agenda of the day

10.15 - 12.35

First parallel Sessions - 20 pitches

12.35 - 14.00

Lunch and Networking

14.00 - 15.15

Seconf parallel Sessions - 12 pitches

15.15 - 15.45

Coffee break

15.45 - 17.00

Last parallel sessions - remaining 8 to 12 pitches

17.00 - 17.15

Conclusions - Award

17.15 - 18.00



Business developers of Universities
(already involved)

BiR&D and GRD members

fwo - fnrs -UWE - VBO/FEB - ...


We will set up an on-line registration system for all the projects in order to facilitate information sharing before (selection), during ( presentation) and after ( follow up), the Oct 19th IMU event.

To Do

We ask all universities to list their potential valorisation opportunities and collaboration requests for the different sessions.

Based on a short executive summary, BiR&D and the Universities will commonly select projects

All suggestions are welcomed the goal is to make the event insightful, interactive and seriously fun for all parties


Hotel Bloom
Rue Royale - Koningsstraat, 250,
1210 Brussels Belgium

Voting, Q&A and feedback

We have set up an App to collect your feedbacks about the pitches and the event. Please feel free to test it before the event.


The information will be available at the Bloom as well
Wifi Network : NHOW
User name : NH ( upper or lowercase)
Password : WIFI ( upper or lowercase)


Parking is available at the Bloom or at nearby public parkings
Parking is at your own cost.