Accredited Research Centre

CETIC is accredited by the Walloon Region as Research Centre.

The research decree published on July 3, 2008, defines the conditions and modalities for Walloon Research Centre accreditation. It states the Research Centre mission, which is to perform general industrial research that can be transferred to industry according to expressed needs and specificities.

In particular, the decree mandates the Research Centre conducts collaborative industrial research that is general enough to be of interest to companies with similar requirements.

Research and knowledge-dissemination organisation

The Walloon accreditation has been updated to take account of European legislation. An approved research centre must validate that it meets the European definition [1] of a ‘research and knowledge-dissemination organisation’ means an entity (such as universities or research institutes, technology transfer agencies, innovation intermediaries, research-oriented physical or virtual collaborative entities), irrespective of its legal status (organised under public or private law) or way of financing, whose primary goal is to independently conduct fundamental research, industrial research or experimental development or to widely disseminate the results of such activities by way of teaching, publication or knowledge transfer. Where such entity also pursues economic activities the financing, the costs and the revenues of those economic activities must be accounted for separately. Undertakings that can exert a decisive influence upon such an entity, in the quality of, for example, shareholders or members, may not enjoy preferential access to the results generated by it;


The requirements are detailed (in French) on the Walloon Region’s Research an Technologies portal.