Friends Day 2015

Posted on 16-10-2015

The 9th edition of the Fournier-Majoie Foundation’s Friends Day gathered together more than sixty members, laureates and friends of the Foundation around the theme: “Valorization in order to encourage and promote entrepreneurship”.  

Five high-quality presentations for their content as much as their didactic value – assessed by the participants 4.5 on a scale from 0 to 5 – highlighted key aspects to take into account during the valorization process, from the discovery up to the launch on the market of a new diagnostic in cancerology.

Workshop Friends DayThe second part of the day, was dedicated to a negotiation workshop on the negotiation of a license agreement - five tables each putting face to face two negotiating teams (academic/industrial) – was a huge success. While applying the lessons learned from the presentation: "License contracts: main clauses highlights" (Christel Brion), the participants raised their awareness on the negotiation technique and realized the necessity to be actively 

Friends Day

prepared. It is because of this success that a “workshop” will be put again at the agenda of the next edition of the Fournier-Majoie’s Friends Day.

The most heartfelt thanks are addressed to all the participants of this day: presenters and members of the audience.



  • Thibault Helleputte (CEO founder of DNAlytics):
    Dx-CdX development "road map": from discovery to validation
  • Olivier Witmeur (V-Dean & Solvay School):
    Value measurement tools, probability evolution along the "road"
  • Patrick Chaltin (Leuven Research & Development, CD3)
    Intellectual Property: tools and strategy (1)
  • Liesbet Paemen (De Clercq & Partners):
    Intellectual Property: tools and strategy (2)
  • Christel Brion (Nauta Dutilh):
    "License contracts: main clauses highlights"