Foot & Ankle Institute

The “Foot and Ankle Institute” in Brussels (Belgium) mission is to improve quality of care and to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to foot and ankle problem. It regroups a team of five orthopedists surgeons and a research manager.

The group of surgeons, all of whom are specialized in this field for several years, is very actively involved – both nationally and internationally – in training of residents, organizing conferences and giving lectures. The “Foot and Ankle Institute” is the largest and leading group in Belgium with more than 12,000 patients and 1200 surgical procedures a year.

3D Experience Lab

3DEXPERIENCELab is the new Dassault Systèmes’ laboratory of Open Innovation to serve people and bring a positive impact to the society. 3DEXPERIENCELab nurture and empower disruptive projects with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, experiencing the unexpected, collecting intelligence for collaborative projects to empower startups for innovation faster and stronger. Digital Orthopaedics is incubated by 3D experience lab.

Dassault Systemes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company has the largest Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market share with more than 200 000 Customers in 12 Industries world wide. Dassault Systèmes will provide businesses and people with holistic 3D experiences to imagine sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing products, nature and life. We have about 14 000 Passionate People across the globe that are at the heart of the company with a large R&D team connected across 56 laboratories delivering simultaneously “combined software” for our 3DEXPERIENCE Solutions.

Public Service of Wallonia

Public Service of Wallonia (BELGIUM) – DGO6 Research and Innovation is a Departement of the wallonian Administration that promote wallonian industrial companies to finance their research and innovation programs with a series of financial grants and loans.
Subcontracting activities as well as partnership with foreign companies is well supported by those financial measures that are designed to promote basic researches as well as industrial developement.
Basic research – a better understanding of technical issues related to an industrial problem faced by a company is financed by a grant. The level of the regional intervention depends on the type and size of the company and can go up to 70% of the R&D budget. Industrial development – development of the processes, produce prototype, create innovative product is financed by a loan. The level of the regional intervention depends on the type and size of the company and can go up to 55% of the R&D budget.


Established in 1925, Integrale proposes supplementary pension solutions in Belgium and abroad for companies, industry-wide, pension funds, self-employed workers, individuals and expatriates. With €3 billion assets under management, the company serves over 140,000 affiliates and 5,000 companies through its offices in Antwerp, Brussels, Liège and Luxembourg. More information: