Walloon excellence in life sciences and biotechnology

Supporting strategic fundamental research in life sciences through carefully selected projects from universities in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, with a view to transforming their discoveries into industrial applications.

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Lines of work

Strategic fundamental research

WELBIO's essential mission is to support top level fundamental research in life sciences. This mission is currently integrated with the Fonds de la Recherche Fondamentale Stratégique (F.R.S.-FNRS).

Industrial valorisation

WELBIO supports fundamental research with the view to translate scientific results into industrial applications. Through valorisation committees, a sustained focus is kept on the protection of intellectual property in particular.

The "Bridge Fund"

The WELBIO Bridge Fund is a research funding instrument intended for WELBIO investigators and designed to bridge the gap between early stage research and the development of a competitive package for the next funding step


With its focus on life sciences, WELBIO holds a unique position between fundamental research in all fields and applied biomedical research sur les sciences du vivant. WELBIO works closely with the FRNS and BioWin in particular.

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