ULB, Université Libre de Bruxelles, is an international and multicultural university with one third of its students and researchers from abroad. With €200 million annual research budget, ULB positions itself amongst the most active European universities, providing 250 graduate programs to over 30,000 students.
Sambrinvest is a local public investment company backed by a public-private partnership. With 30 years of experience, more than 200 portfolio companies and €150M assets under management, Sambrinvest is a major local venture capital player.
Igretec is a local public development agency active in various areas, including the economic and territorial development of Charleroi, the design, production and implementation of real estate projects for public or private partners, energy-related projects for public partners and development support services for private companies.
Charleroi Entreprendre is the Business Innovation Center (BIC) of Charleroi. Its core business is to help innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and mature companies to grow regionally and internationally by providing coaching and mentoring.