By Wim Meeusen (auth.), Prof. Henri Capron, Prof. Wim Meeusen (eds.)

The topic of the booklet is the outline and research of the nationwide innovation process in Belgium. it's the first entire examine of its type for Belgium. The technique - a "systemic" one, in place of the conventional "linear causal" strategy - has more and more develop into the framework for experiences of the advanced relationships among R&D, innovation, the commercial functionality of enterprises and of the financial system as an entire, technological coverage, and at last the institutional framework of the nationwide financial system, together with its transnational aspects.
The e-book will pay realization to the institutional framework of Belgium, the inputs (human capital, R&D efforts, executive aid) into, and the outputs of the innovation system.

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The second important stage was entered in 1947 with the creation of the Institute for the Promotion of Scientific Research in Industry and Agriculture (ISRIA), which laid the foundations for a technology policy. e. the National Science Policy Committee and the Interministerial Science Policy Committee. These new structures for the political and administrative co-ordination of science policy were included in the Prime Minister's portfolio. In 1968, a State Secretary, later on a Science Policy Minister, was appointed whose actions were supported by a specific agency, the Science Policy Office (SPO), which was in charge of the Scientific Policy Planning Services.

It is one of the top three suppliers of computer vision systems for the worldwide semi-conductor industry. The enterprise is now listed on both the NASDAQ and EASDAQ stock markets. Devgen is the first university spin-off of the Flemish biotechnology institute. It is a spin-off of the University of Ghent. Founded in 1997, it is a functional genomics and drug-discovery company employing 47 people. Located in the technology park of the university, the enterprise has strong links with the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology and collaborates with Janssen Pharmaceutica, a Flemish subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

It is a spin-off of the University of Ghent. Founded in 1997, it is a functional genomics and drug-discovery company employing 47 people. Located in the technology park of the university, the enterprise has strong links with the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology and collaborates with Janssen Pharmaceutica, a Flemish subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. A last major university spin-off is Eurogentec, which was founded by scientists from the Genetic Engineering Laboratory and Biochemistry Laboratory of the University of Liege.

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