Independent report

2014 Belgo-British Conference report on creation and business

The Belgo-British Conference took place on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 November 2014. This is the full report.



The Belgo-British Conference happens yearly and alternates between Belgium and the UK. It aims to enrich both countries’ mutual interests in areas as varied as politics, economy, culture, media or academia.

The central theme of last year’s Conference was the role of entrepreneurial universities in the development and transfer of technology and their place in regional, national and European high-tech innovation systems.

The Conference hosted several high-profile speakers including academics, business people and policymakers such as Professor of the Technology and Innovation Management, Koenraad Debackere of the Catholic University of Leuven and Professor Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost of Enterprise at University College London.

The annual meeting is a long-standing and valuable partnership between the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the British Council, and EGMONT – the Royal Institute for International Relations.