The University of Liège is home to more than 3,500 researchers, scientists and technicians. Together, they have the resources to build the foundations of a revitalized economy based on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, through the creation of spin-offs, jobs and economic opportunities.
ULiège - RISE
RISE plays a part in this objective by carefully guiding the promising ideas of the University to the marketplace through the process of technology transfer.
Furthermore, RISE is committed to delivering significant value to Society. This is achieved by connecting breakthrough public discoveries with the needs of the industries. It is about developing partnerships with the right companies that will enable research to be transformed into products that will benefit both people and the economy.
ULiège - CERM
The Center for Education and Research on Macromolecules (CERM) is a research group of about 35-40 researchers and is worldwide renown in polymer science, more particularly in controlled/living polymerization techniques, and in the design of novel multifunctional (nano)materials and nanocomposites. Controlled radical polymerization (CRP) of vinyl monomers, ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of lactones, cyclic phosphoesters and ethylene oxide, and electropolymerization are the main polymerization techniques investigated by CERM. They are exploited for the development of advanced applications in the field of multifunctional coatings and composites, biomaterials, energy, etc.
CERM is also very well equipped with a platform of reactors working in supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) allowing to carry out solvent-free syntheses in this medium but also to process some innovative materials. All main characterization tools for polymers and composites are available at CERM.
ULiège - CITOS
Research interests at CITOS (Center for Integrated Technology and Organic Synthesis) revolve around synthetic organic chemistry but are multidisciplinary in essence. CITOS aims to design and apply new integrated processes for the manufacturing of high value-added chemicals, both on micro- and mesoscale. Since its creation in 2013, CITOS has facilitated the development of a large international network both with academic and industrial partners. The lab is licensed for the manufacturing of Schedule I-V substances.