Flagship Projects

The Institute essentially develops its activities through collaborative research projects.

These projects:

  • Are based on interdisciplinarity
  • Prioritise collaborative research and co-development
  • Rely on partnerships with all sectors of society (industries, services, research centres, governmental institutions, etc.)
  • Bring together provincial, regional, federal, European and international partners.

The Institute is active in setting up research projects, with its partners, which respond to the emerging problems linked to the Institute’s field.

Below you can find a list of some key projects, which highlight some of the issues our researchers tackle.

Development of nanoparticles for the early detection and analysis of atheroma through MRI and optical imaging (non-invasive method, not using ionising radiation, with excellent resolution).

In collaboration with the Biosciences Institute, this project focuses on the development of new biomaterials to reduce the cost, and increase the efficiency, of cell therapies using stem cells in order to make them more accessible to patients.

PROton THErapy Research in WALlonia.

Implementation of a proton therapy platform in Wallonia, which aims to be an internationally renowned inter-university research centre, a successful health centre, a training centre and a centre for technological and industrial developments.

The aim of this project is to design woven supports (using 3D weaving techniques) for bone regeneration using polyester yarns and supplemented with bioceramics and coated with chitosan.

The aim of this project is to prepare bone scaffolds integrating a magnetically functionalised extracellular matrix material (MFEM) that can be used to follow the implanted material in vivo using non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging techniques.

The objective of the project is to develop support methods for people with mental disabilities via a cross-border partnership platform to support social and professional life.

This project aims to promote the transition to employment for youths in Hainaut (16-25 years) who have specific learning disabilities, encouraging their social and professional integration by offering new methods of support. It is part of a Research-Action-Training initiative.

This project aims to implement a robust, inexpensive method for the diagnosis of malaria which can be applied to the bioguided search for new antimalarials.

Identification of the conditions for the integration of traditional medicine into modern health care.

Strengthening operational capacity and training in neuropsychiatry by studying the neurotoxic effects of metals in the mining region of Katanga.

Study of the vocal and metabolic impacts on the commands of a complex system of situational variations likely to act on its state.

Acoustic and auditory assessment of the speech signal of French speakers with disabilities.

The aim of this project is to develop and validate a new test for diagnosing cancer, and more specifically cervical cancer. This test will be based on the technology of digital holographic microscopy.