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Wallonia at the pinnacle of logistics

Published on 14 July 2017

According to a study conducted in June 2017 by PwC, Wallonia is the fourth out of 50 regions in Europe in terms of attractiveness for logistics stakeholders and is the first region in Belgium. This document was produced on request by three partners (Logistics in Wallonia, UWE and Awex) in...
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Inauguration of Volition Rx at the Créalys Science Park

Published on 31 May 2017

Volition has recently set up new laboratories at the Créalys Science Park in Gembloux. The company, which develops kits which make it possible to detect cancer from blood samples, started in 2010 with two researchers based at the University of Namur. Over 7 years, Belgian Volition has grown...
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Come and meet Wallonia / Belgium at Transport Logistic Munich 2017

Published on 3 May 2017

As every two years, Wallonia will be present at Transport Logistic in Munich (9-12 May 2017), the world's leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT, and supply chain. Come and join us at this international industry gathering!     Wallonia- Belgium - The best logistic...
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GEOTHERMIA: the 1st business park in Belgium to be fuelled by geothermal energy

Published on 27 April 2017

IDEA is making zero CO2 emissions heating available to businesses who move into GEOTHERMIA, and is offering hot water at attractive prices to businesses who need it for their production processes, saving 2,600 tonnes of CO2. In 2010, IDEA, backed by almost 30 years of experience in geothermal...
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Walloon biotechnology and the Japanese…

Published on 24 April 2017

Following the purchase of the Ogeda molecule by Astellas Pharma, relationships between Wallonia and Japan in the field of biotechnologies are stronger than ever. Ogeda’s relatively unknown younger sister company it4ip, based in Louvain-la-Neuve, is also increasing its Japanese partnerships,...
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Ogeda acquired for 800 million euros

Published on 14 April 2017

The biotech company based in the Gosselies aeropole has been acquired this week for 800 million euros by the Japanese pharmaceutical giant Astellas. This is a record figure considering that Ogeda employs 40 people and that its revenue amounts to 1.5 million. The Japanese were seduced by the...
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