Leuven.Inc Spin-off Inner Circle meeting - Tuesday May 20th, 2003

Leuven.Inc, in co-operation with K.U.Leuven R&D and UCL (Sopartec), organises a second Spin-off Inner Circle meeting, a networking event that brings together spin-off's, originated from within K.U.Leuven, IMEC and UCL. Participants meet their 'collegue' spin-off's in an informal way, where they can exchange their knowledge, experiences and ideas.

As guestspeaker of the evening we introduce Christine Buelens, Managing Director of METALogic (spinoff K.U.Leuven). Theme of this event is Ongoing co-operation between industry and university: when research turns into products.

Only CEO representatives of the spinoff companies are invited to this closed event.

Practical details
Date: Tuesday May 20th, 2003 (18h30-20h)
Location: METALogic, Geldenaaksebaan 329, 3001 Leuven

- 18h30 Welcome participants
- 19h00 Christine Buelens, Managing Director METALogic
Theme: Ongoing co-operation between industry and university: when research turns into products.
- 19h45 Informal exchange of information and discussion between participants
- 20h00 Reception

You can register for this Spin-off Inner Circle meeting by sending an e-mail to Leuven.Inc before May 16th 2003.
After registration you receive a confirmation and a road description.

METALogic operates as an independent 'materials contact house' with corrosion engineering office. Their experts and consultants count in total more than 100 man-years of experience, in such diverse areas as corrosion trouble-shooting and failure analysis, materials selection, non-destructive evaluation, laboratory investigations, quality control, etc. METALogic provides an integrated spectrum of advise services, on-site inspection and measurement services, as well as sophisticated laboratory facilities. Bringing together this variety of expertise and know-how from different professional backgrounds with field-proven and advanced measuring capabilities into one, independent, private company is virtually unique in continental Europe.

SOPARTEC, owned by the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), is involved in the investment in spin-off or start-up companies and all steps of technology transfer i.e. the protection of university know-how, the selection of high potential inventions, the definition of strong and appropriate IP strategy, the development of sponsored research in collaboration with industry, the licensing of technologies to industry, the construction of strategic partnership, the creation of partnerships with existing companies and the incubation of start-up companies. Sopartec has a portofolio of nineteen investee companies .

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