University-Industry Liaison Office, University of Liege, &
CEO of Gesval, TTO of University of Liege (BE)
Michel Morant is presently the Managing Director of University-Industry Liaison Office of the
University of Liege. Michel Morant was born in 1956 in Malmedy, and graduated in
electromechanical and electrical engineering at University of Liege in 1979, than a MBA in
1982 and a PhD in 1984. During this period, he has been working at the ULg as a Research
Engineer in the Electrical Engineering Department, in charge of Industrial contracting.
1986, he joined the Power Transport and Distribution Division of the AEG Daimler-Benz
group, became member of the managing board in 1990, and vice-president in charge of the
technique and commercial departments in 1995.
He was appointed in 1998 by the University
to reorganise the technology transfer activities, patenting, licensing, and spin off activities. He
is now CEO of Gesval, which is the company of ULg for technology transfer, and co-CEO of
Spinventure, the seed capital fund of Liege.
In 2002, he launched the first Patlib Center in
Belgium, and is now vice-president of Picarre, the Walloon Agency for IP. He is in the board
of directors of several high tech companies.
He is CLP certified, and member of international
associations like ASTP, TII, LES, AUTM, a founding member of LIEU, the Belgian
association of TTO's, and of SPOW, the Belgian association of Science Parks, member of
Finally, he is the current President of Proton-Europe, the paneuropean association of
KT offices of public research.