Brussels-Capital: a research-oriented Region 06/01/17
The Brussels-Capital Region offers a range of research and development facilities, many of them located in the appropriately named ‘Allee de la Recherche’.
Companies with operations here include such world-famous names as Reckitt Benckiser, UCB and Galactic, a global leader in the development, production and distribution of lactic acid and its derivatives. The Allée is also home to a number of service companies specialising in the R&D field.
The Université Libre de Bruxellers (ULB) is a prime mover in the Region’s R&D field. As an active member of the European Research Area, it is involved in almost 130 projects financed by the 7th European Framework Programmes.
Moreover, the ULB's Institute for European Studies is recognised as a Jean Monnet European Research Centre for its work on European integration.