The entrepreneurship department of HEC Liège is focused on supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs in the service of transition and the regional economy.

It develops research, training and coaching for young entrepreneurial candidates who wish to engage in projects that pursue certain UN sustainable development goals or valorize research from regional laboratories and companies. Among the department's flagship activities:

In terms of training 

  • The Master HEC Liège entrepreneurs, a specialization master, interdisciplinary, in 60 ECTS credits, which is characterized by a unique field pedagogy in Belgium, entirely organized around and in complementarity with entrepreneurs.
  • The Eramus Mundus Master in Impact Entrepreneurship (EMMIE) is an international and interdisciplinary program of 90 ECTS credits with two European partners (ZSEM-Zagreb and ISM-Vilnius). It is strictly focused on impact entrepreneurship and is the first Master of its kind at the European level.
  • From Research To Business (FR2B), an entrepreneurship awareness and training program for doctoral students and researchers who wish to develop their research through the creation of a technological company.

In terms of research

  • Research on the devices and processes of valorization of university research through the creation of spin-offs.
  • Research on the entrepreneurial spirit in relation to neuroscience (Entrepreneur Mind).

In terms of support 

The VentureLab is the incubator for students and young graduates of the Liege-Luxembourg academic pole. It accompanies young people in their desire to undertake from the idea to the creation of a company. Created at the end of 2014, on average, it accompanies 180 young people per year and contributes to the creation of about twenty start-ups per year. Through its support, it guides project leaders to integrate their impact on social issues into their business model.

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Bernard Surlemont


Full Professor - Management

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