BiR&D is the association of multinational industrial companies with significant R&D activities in Belgium. Its mission is to stimulate and improve the attractiveness and efficiency of industrial R&D in Belgium by influencing collaborative innovation in the face of international competition (www.birdbelgium.com).
These four Prizes, worth € 5,000 each, reward doctoral theses with a potential for industrial valorization and an interdisciplinary approach. Two Prizes will be awarded in the field of "Life & Health Sciences" and two Prizes will be awarded in the field of "Science & Technology". These Prizes are also open to researchers who have completed their PhD in the fields of sustainability, circular economy, renewable energies and climate change.
Eligibility criteria: The PhD thesis must have been defended, between 1 November 2019 and 31 October 2020, in a Belgian university or at the ERM.