ERDF Programming 2014-2020

The ULB is involved in several ERDF-funded research projects in Wallonia, and more precisely in Charleroi, acting as either coordinator or partner:

Wallonia Biomed

Driven by the ULB in partnership with UMONS and the collective research centres ImmuneHealth and CER Group, the Wallonia Biomed portfolio has two main focuses: imaging following the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment and new competences within the CMMI; and immunology and pre-clinical development, with a focus on immunotherapy research projects. We should also highlight the human biological samples piloted by ImmuneHealth in collaboration with the ULB Erasmus Hospital and the UCL, and the bioprofiling bringing together teams from UMONS and the IBMM (ULB).

Centre of excellence in energy efficiency and sustainable development

Piloted by Igretec, the municipal services provider, this project brings together various academic partners - several teams from the ULB Faculty of Applied Science, UMONS, the UCL and the ULg -, research centres - CENAERO, Materia Nova, CERTECH, CRIC, CRA-W - and companies. The objective is to bring together knowledge and state-of-the-art facilities on the same site with a view to tackling various energy-related problems, in line with European and Walloon energy policy. The ULB will be playing a key role in two research projects: the generation of biofuels from different biomass sources and the large-scale production of solids for storing thermal energy.

Also in Charleroi

The ULB is partnering several other research projects, in which various ULB departments are participating: the SBS-EM Centre for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment (CEESE), the Faculty of Applied Science's 4MAT, BATiR and TIPs departments, and the Faculty of Science's Laboratory of Polymer and Soft Matter Dynamics.