The Knowledge Transfer Offices of the French-speaking part of Belgium are organized in a network referred to as LIEU. Its role is to mutualize the resources and enhance the activities of the individual KTO’s, namely to inform about call for projects, raise the awareness among the Researchers for intellectual property and technology transfer, organize events between Universities and Enterprises, detect and ensure the follow-up of business opportunities, promote inter-university collaborations.
The LIEU network ensures the connection between its members in different ways, among which the organization of a residential seminar. During this year 2020, due to the Covid-19 crisis, the seminar was hold online, with several virtual meetings between June 8th and July 1st. Up to 80 participants were gathered safely and shared information thanks to several virtual tools. The satisfaction of the participants was rated as very high, demonstrating the possibility to adapt to the new situation generated by the pandemic.
During this seminar, on June 24th 2020, Michel Morant presented the BOSS platform, as an example of digital tool adapted to enhance the awareness of the Researchers about Innovation.