Science and innovation underpin the economies of both Belgium and the UK. Encouraging work between the two countries therefore produces benefits for both. To promote international collaboration the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office jointly fund the UK Science and Innovation Network based in over 40 countries around the world.

For an introductory brief which covers the local Science and Innovation landscape and UK priorities in Belgium read the UK Science and Innovation Network country snapshot for Belgium here:

SIN Belgium Snapshot 2021

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Responsibilities and priorities

SIN Belgium facilitates policy exchange between the UK and Belgium and stimulates collaborative partnerships between the two countries.

The team works to the following global objectives:

  • Prosperity – enhancing UK growth and exports; connecting innovative UK industries and scientific expertise with international opportunities
  • Security – delivering solutions to global challenges such as anti-microbial resistance (AMR), health, energy, the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, and enhancing resilience to natural disasters
  • Influence – strengthening the UK’s foreign policy influence through science and innovation
  • Development – supporting international development goals and matching UK expertise to international need

In support of the UK Science and Innovation strategy SIN Belgium is part of the SIN Europe team and shares these priorities across the region.

Our services

We aim to proactively seek out UK-Belgian collaboration in our priority areas of interest, and we are also open to assessing any potential projects that are suggested to us. If you are looking to work with researchers or innovators in the UK or Belgium then please get in touch with the SIN Belgium officers.

Our people

Lauren Bruffaerts, S&I Officer Belgium, Brussels

Contact us

Lauren Bruffaerts, S&I Officer Belgium
British Embassy Brussels
Avenue d’Auderghem 10
1040 Brussels

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