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Gesval

GESVAL PROMOTES EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH

The human size of the university facilitates interdisciplinary research and valuable interactions between scientists from different disciplines.

Other public or private research laboratories are also established in the immediate vicinity, thus completing the research offer based at the University's sites (CRM, AMLR, PIMW, ISSEP, SIRRIS, CEWAC, CRA, etc.).

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IN INNOVATION

Gesval works closely with a development team from the University of Liège. This team, which is part of ULiège's Interface Entreprises, is responsible for identifying projects. It is composed of professionals with complementary skills forming a high-performance multidisciplinary team.

Gesval is then responsible for transferring university research to the economic sphere and for developing it while ensuring the intellectual protection of the discoveries (management of patents and licences).

Gesval works with specialized partners as regards intellectual property (PICARRE ASBL), and setting up and supporting projects (Cide-Socran), in collaboration with the Meusinvest group and with the seed capital of spin-offs (Spinventure S.A., a subsidiary of the Meusinvest group and Gesval).

New spin-offs can be supported during their first few years by specialized incubators such as WSL for space and engineering sciences or WBC for life sciences.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ACQUIRE A

BUSINESS LICENCE?

or

MEET ONE OF OUR RESEARCHERS?

YOU CAN CONTACT A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ADVISOR

OBTAINING A BUSINESS LICENCE

Gesval is a development company whose mission is to protect and develop innovations elaborated at the University of Liège and the CHU, in technological, human and social domains.

For this purpose, Gesval works in consultation with Interface Entreprises-Université to identify research results with commercial potential, and supports research teams throughout all stages of the development process.

À partir du premier intérêt jusqu'à la signature de la licence, les étapes suivantes seront franchies :

  • Remise par Gesval de renseignements descriptifs sur la technologie pour permettre l'évaluation de son potentiel.
  • Signature d'un accord de confidentialité pour permettre l'échange de renseignements plus spécifiques.
  • Rencontre avec les inventeurs et détermination de l'intérêt à collaborer avec le licencié potentiel.
  • Vérification par Gesval de la capacité du licencié potentiel à exploiter la technologie licenciée.
  • Vérification par le licencié de la valeur de la technologie.
  • Préparation par le licencié potentiel et soumission à Gesval d'un plan de développement et de commercialisation de la technologie incluant des perspectives de vente, un calendrier de réalisation, les ressources prévues, etc.
  • Négociation des termes de référence de la licence.
  • Préparation, révision et signature de la licence.
  • Dans le cas d'une entreprise spin-off dont Gesval est actionnaire : préparation, révision et signature des conventions d'actionnaires, accompagnement à la création et à la croissance, implication dans le conseil d'administration, etc.

LIST OF ULIEGE SPIN-OFFS

ULiège has created 141 spin-offs to date, 101 of which are still in activity. Gesval is a shareholder in 52 of them and their cumulative equity represents more than EUR 290 million. There are more than 1500 specialized jobs, mainly located in the LIEGE Science Park.

You can find out more about these innovative companies stemming from the University of Liège on this page.

Don't hesitate to contact them if they are of interest to your company.