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Organisation Details
Organisation  EKLO
Type Innovation Centre
Address Rue Lambert Lombard, 3
Country Belgium
Phone +32 4 220.56.00
Profile Manager Charlotte Dradon
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General description

In 2007, integration of CIDE and SOCRAN to form THE leading support and management structure in the Liège region. Its founding partners are the University of Liege, Meusinvest, ArcelorMittal, Techspace Aero and Herstal Group.

Cide-Socran is certified by the Walloon Government’s Economic Stimulus Agency and rated as the leading organization for the creation of businesses in the Province of Liege. Through its membership in the EBN (European Business & Innovation Centre Network), Cide-Socran is also part of the European network of ECEI (European Centre for Enterprise and Innovation).

What is Cide-Socran?

Cide-Socran is the foremost advisory organization for the creation and development of innovative small businesses and companies with strong potential for growth. Its staff is composed of fifteen consultants, specialized in the fields of commerce, finance, technology or life science.

Its other principle partners are the Wallonia-Brussels Entrepreneurial Network, GRE-Liege, WSL and WBC technological incubators, Interface ULg, HEC-ULg, Be Angels, lnnovatech, SPI and the Marshall Plan competitiveness hubs.

Who may benefit from Cide-Socran's services?

  • Those with an innovative business concept or who strive to grow their business;

  • University spin-offs and industrial spin-outs who wish to capitalize on their research program by starting a new business;

  • Mature or growing small- and medium-sized businesses;

  • Companies facing a pivotal situation: new ownership, transfer, or crisis;

  • Industrial or institutional actors;

  • Groups of actors that wish to associate and apply for a Marshall Plan competitiveness hub program.


ArcelorMittal, WSL, Techspace Aero, KitoZyme, Coretec, Dexsen, JD'C Innovation, Eloy Water, Zentech, Eurogentec, STX-Med, Phytesia, Green Propulsion, Gambit, Lambda-X, Level FT, Oc¬chio, DN&T, NeoConstruct, Ze Agency, Nomics, Biogaz Développement, ...

What services does Cide-Socran offer?

Cide-Socran's missions aim to limit the financial and commercial uncertainties associated with the conception and launching of new products and services on the market. It offers four types of services.

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