About

About

CBTC brief introduction

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The first Chinese hi-tech science park in Europe!

The CBTC is located in the Louvain-la-Neuve Science Park and adjacent to the UCLouvain, ranked in the TOP200 universities worldwide. Thanks to its exceptional transportation network and its premier business location in the heart of Europe, many major European cities can be reached within 2 hours. 75% of the EU Market (GDP) and 40% of the consumers are covered within a radius of 500 km around the CBTC.

Strategic position

The China Belgium Technology Center (CBTC) is located in Belgium, the heart of Europe. It is the first comprehensive science and technology park invested by China in Europe.  The CBTC will play a positive role in the establishment of cooperation and innovation.

As China’s largest investment project in Belgium, the CBTC will serve as a platform for Chinese enterprises to enter Europe while helping European companies’ market entry in China. Its objective is to facilitate the cooperation between Chinese and EU high-tech companies.

The CBTC focuses on supporting companies from the following sectors: Life Science, Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Smart Manufacturing. The cooperation between the university, the science parks and the city has given birth to one of the most vibrant innovation ecosystems in the world.

Mission

We offer “one-stop” solutions to both Belgian/European and Chinese companies, including office development & construction, science park operation, landing and business services.

The CBTC is a business ecosystem welcoming both Belgian and Chinese high-tech companies, creating an ecosystem where cooperation in research and innovation, strategic investment and industrial cooperation between China and Europe becomes reality.

CONCRETELY, THE CBTC OFFERS:
Services
– Landing services
– Business services

Office spaces for
– Start-up
– Medium Size Enterprises
– Global Headquarters
– Scientific Parks

 

CBTC park

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The China Belgium Technology Center,
3 spots in Louvain-la-Neuve

 BAROC Business Center

BAROC Business Center is located at 3 Rue Laid Burniat, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve. United Investment Europe owns 1,800 square meters of office space at the BAROC Business Center, and has so far welcomed more than 30 companies and entities from both China and Belgium to settle in, including the “China Association for Science and Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Overseas Base (Belgium)”.

There are still a limited number of office spaces available in the BAROC Business Center. Please feel free to contact our Vice Business Director Caroline Mouligneau (c.mouligneau@uieurope.com) for further information on the vacancies and offers.

 SBIRD Innovation Base

SBIRD Innovation base is located at 14 Avenue Albert Einstein, Louvain-la-Neuve, covering a construction area of 1,590 square meters. The entire building is currently rented out to IBA. Founded in 1986, the IBA Group is a high-tech company incubator for the Accelerator Physics Laboratory affiliated to the UCLouvain. IBA is dedicated to development of technologies for cancer diagnosis and treatment and has become a world leader in the field of proton therapy.

 Smart Valley  >>

In Autumn 2020, the CBTC – Smart Valley will open its Business and Technology complex that includes offices (with tailor made option), co-working space, a conference center, laboratories, exhibition space, proximity stores, business hotel and parking.

Currently, the CBTC already offers to European and Chinese companies who wish to develop towards the Chinese and European markets
–   landing services
–   business services

through its Service Center and Offices spaces for sale or rent.

 

Why choose CBTC?

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As a Belgian/European company?

Are you an innovative B2B Belgian or European company active in the field of Life Sciences, ICT or Smart Manufacturing? And are you interested in expanding into the Chinese market? Then, join Smart-Valley-China Belgium technology Center. A unique new multi-cultural technopole project in Wallonia that allows you to develop your activities towards the Chinese market!

As a Belgium/European company, the CBTC can bring you solid support and consultancy on your market development in China. 

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As a Chinese company?

Are you an innovative B2B Chinese company active in the field of Life Sciences, ICT or Smart Manufacturing? And are you interested in expanding into the European market? Then, join Smart-Valley-China Belgium technology Center. A unique new multi-cultural technopole project in Wallonia that allows you to develop your activities towards the European market!

As a Chinese company, THE CBTC can bring you solid support and consultancy on your market development in Europe.

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Milestones

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03 / 2014 06 / 2016
In March 2014, President Xi Jinping and former Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo witnessed the signing of the CBTC Development Cooperation Agreement during his state visit to Belgium. In June 2016, United Investment Group held the CBTC launching ceremony and press conference at the project site in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, kicking off the construction of municipals roads around the science park.
10 / 2016 2018 >
In October 2016, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel visited China on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of China-Belgium diplomatic relations and emphasized that the CBTC is a successful example of China-Belgium cooperation. Building under construction. The construction has started in August 2017. Delivery of the first office spaces is planned for the spring of 2020.

 

Our Network

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Our shareholders

United Investment Europe

United Investment Europe (UI Europe) is established by Hubei United Investment & Development Co.Ltd (UI Group)
UI Europe’s main role is to construct and operate the CBTC project in Europe.
United Investment Group, prime contractor and investor, is the largest foreign direct investment group in Hubei Province. During the past 20 years, the Group has built and operated nearly ten million square meters of technology parks in China and offered its services to more than 3,000 innovative companies including multinationals such as IBM and Philips.
United Investment Group currently has about thirty subsidiary companies (China, Russia, Australia).

WHIBI

Founded in June 1987, WHIBI was the first service center for hi-tech innovation in China and was the birthplace of China’s incubator business development. WHIBI always focuses on the service market of scientific medium-sized and small enterprises, and provides services covering consultation on management, investment and financing planning,training, real estates, catering, communication, etc.

Partners

UCLouvain – Louvain-la-Neuve Science Park

Louvain-la-Neuve Science Park is presently the first, widest, and most active science park in Wallonia. By providing a perfect environment and the right connections to their innovative resident companies, the Louvain-la-Neuve Science Park maximizes their opportunities for business and development.

Located thirty kilometers away from Brussels, capital of Europe, its 231 hectares are home to over 275 companies and 6,292 jobs in sectors such as life sciences, engineering, fine chemicals, information and communication technology, and green technologies.

AWEX

The Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (AWEX) is a Public Interest Organization in Wallonia created in 1998, mainly responsible for the development and management of Wallonia’s international economic relations. It is the complete partner for all Walloon companies wishing to develop overseas and constitutes a one-stop shop for all foreign companies interested in setting up in Wallonia or expanding their existing activities.

Its general competency is twofold, as AWEX promotes Walloon exports, where it acts as a complete partner to support the Walloon exporter. Next to this, AWEX is also responsible for the attraction of foreign investments in Wallonia, where it acts as one-stop-shop for any potential investor.

AWEX has set up the China Welcome Office in the China Belgium Technology Center to provide services to Chinese companies. In October 2018, an awarding ceremony of China Welcome Office was held.

INBW

InBW In BW is the Intermunicipal Authority of the Walloon Brabant Province. It is the economic and environmental partner of the Province. They put their know-how at the service of municipalities, citizens and companies in several sectors of activities, such as economic, development and business services; waste management, water management and others.

Pierre Boucher, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the In BW: “We already have a long collaboration with the UCLouvain, particularly in the co-management of the science park since 1972. For the CBTC, we will use all our know-how to make it one of the most beautiful business parks in Europe. In concrete terms, we will build the roads, stormwater basins and carry out the latest generation draining. The CBTC is an addition to the partnerships already established between Walloon Brabant and some Chinese provinces.”

Our Team

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Contact us

China Belgium Technology Center-Smart Valley

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An innovative ecosystem that connects Chinese and European companies.
A long-term growth opportunity for business!


Belgium Headquarters

Phone: + 32 (0) 10 23 70 70
Email: cbtc-office@uieurope.com
Add: Rue Laid Burniat, 3B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium


China Office

Phone: +86 27 8177 7171
Email: cbtc-office@uieurope.com
Add: Liantou Mansion, 399 Wenhua Ave ,Jiangxia Qu, Wuhan Shi,Hubei, China

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Our history

United Investment Europe owns, manages and operates the China Belgium Technology Center. Our team reflects the international synergy we wish to create within the CBTC. With employees coming from China, and from all corners of Belgium, we mix and match our experiences, languages and cultures into a colourful team ready to give you and your company all we have got.

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