Spanish entrepreneur Carmen Hijosa has developed a versatile material that brands worldwide use as an alternative to leather. Her pioneering textile uses a waste resource, can be produced with less environmental impact than cow leather and is both cruelty‑free and vegan.

AGC Glass Europe - based in Louvain-la-Neuve - filed a patent for a carbon-based hydrophobic coating for fabrics and the process thereof.

This patent describes a method to produce textile floor coverings, which can readily be recycled to reuse a large amount of the materials and internal/external waste streams in the production process of a new article.

Despite the pandemic, Belgian companies, universities and research institutions filed almost as many patent applications with the European Patent Office (EPO) in 2020 as they did in 2019.

Recticel invented and patented an improved method to recycle and reuse PUR materials.

From 1 March 2021, SMEs can apply for 50% of the fees for applying for trademarks and designs (valid in 2021 only!)

Grant fund of EUR 20 million helps SMEs to make the best use of their intellectual property!

Patented process to treat a marine or submarine textile material to prevent biofouling.

UGent Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology – Faculty of biosciences engineering - researchers study microbial communities & interactions to better understand and steer ecological processes to improve and enable biotechnological applications

Washcot’s philisophy: maximum comfort to the child and providing a valid alternative to young parents by offering them an efficient delivery and collection service.