The Spin-off & Innovation department of KU Leuven Research & Development (LRD) stimulates entrepreneurship by actively supporting the creation of spin-off companies. LRD assists researchers during the start-up phase and guides them through the process of translating a business idea into a real company.
What do we do?
- Protecting and managing intellectual property;
- Providing legal support;
- Developing business plans;
- Validating business models and the market;
- Finding a competent team for the spin-off;
- Searching investors for the spin-off;
- Finding infrastructure;
- Managing growth of the spin-off;
- Promoting valorisation and entrepreneurship;
- Stimulating regional development, networks and clusters.