Research, Innovation, Support and Entreprises (RISE)

The RISE (Research, Innovation, Support and Enterprise) department is responsible for managing university research and transferring the knowledge generated by research units, in particular by setting up and implementing administrative projects, identifying and protecting valuable research results, and supporting their maturation and commercialization.


ISE contributes to the development of research by assisting the authorities in the definition, implementation and evaluation of strategic research and innovation policy, and by supporting researchers in their research mission, particularly in terms of funding, training and mobility. To encourage business-research collaborations, RISE also strives to create a genuine exchange dynamic between researchers and socio-economic players, enabling them to make contact with potential partners, promote their skills and facilities, and generate ideas for research projects.


With RISE, the University of Liège intends to:

  • Support university research, in every field, and encourage its development potential to advance knowledge
  • Maximize the impact of this knowledge by transmitting it, stimulating exchanges and creating value for the University, society, the environment, and the socio-economic, associative and cultural worlds
  • Supporting researchers
    • in their university, fundamental and applied research activities
    • in their careers, in terms of funding, training and mobility
    • in the process of valorizing and transferring knowledge, to help bring innovation projects to fruition
  • Consolidate the institution's strategic positioning and active participation in the research and innovation ecosystem

Research and innovation website



Managing Director: Didier MATTIVI

Executive Secretary: Elvire HEYNEN

Executive Officer for External Affairs: Olivier GILLIEAUX

Executive Officer for Research: Véronique LAROSA

Research, Innovation, Support and Entreprises (RISE)

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Building B60 (Liège Science Park)
Rue Pré Aily 4 | B-4031 Angleur

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