An econometric analysis carried out on behalf of the FPS Economy clearly shows the leverage effect of intellectual property rights (IPR). They stimulate not only internal performance but also the productivity of the companies that use them. In addition, they promote employment in these companies and have a positive effect on their own growth and that of Belgium.

How do you make sure that no one can copy your product? How do you prove that you were the first with a certain idea? You will find quick answers to these questions via the new digital platform Create, Protect & Benefit.

Device and method to improve the cleaning quality of face masks.

The number of patent applications filed by Belgian companies, universities and research institutes at the European Patent Office (EPO) has increased by 3.3% in 2021.

June 2021: the EMFF funded project "BIOGEARS" finalized three prototypes of bio-based ropes, made from the yarns developed by project partner Centexbel.

During the last decade, nonwoven filter bags for vacuum cleaners have systematically replaced paper filter bags because of their much better properties. However, the use of high-quality and heavy nonwovens in disposable products has become highly critical for ecological reasons.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added four substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the candidate list for authorisation on 17 January 2022.
The candidate list for authorisation now contains 223 chemical substances.

This study examined which type of ecodesign criteria for textile products would have the greatest impact. The results will hopefully serve as input for the EU textile strategy.

Innovative manufacturing method of a composite element with improved resistance to delamination