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Clever Consult BVBA

Identification number in the register: 01169328495-64
Registration date: 03/04/2012 16:27:01

The information on this entity was last modified on: 29/04/2015 10:16:02
The date of the last annual update was: 29/04/2015 10:16:02
Next update due latest on: 29/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Clever Consult BVBA

Clever Consult


    Section of registration

I - Professional consultancies/law firms/self-employed consultants

Professional consultancies

    Contact details

Beekstraat, 21
Meise 1861

(+32) 473736528

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Dirk Carrez

Managing Director

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Dirk Carrez

Managing Director

    Goals / remit

Clever Consult is a consulting firm dedicated to all aspects of the bioeconomy – from strategy development to business development – to generate sustainable growth and global competitiveness.

We work directly with all actors involved (international, national or regional authorities, organisations and associations, industry, investors and other stakeholders) to create practical solutions to move to a competitive and sustainable bioeconomy.

Clever Consult provides a full range of services in the area of the bioeconomy: European, national and regional policy analysis and development; Strategy development for authorities and companies; Support in public and regulatory affairs; Innovation and business development; Education, training and communication.

  • European
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Bioeconomy strategy
Research and innovation
Circular economy
Investment package

Bio-Tic: FP7 project has with as goal: driving technological innovation and building solid foundations for a growing industrial biotechnology sector in the EU

S2BIOM: FP7 project to support the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level through developing strategies, and roadmaps that will be informed by a “computerized and easy to use” toolset (and respective databases) with updated harmonized datasets at local, regional, national and pan European level for EU28, Western Balkans, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine.




Expert Group for Biobased Products


BIC: Biobased Industries Consortium, the private partner in the Biobased Industries Initiative Joint Undertaking (BBI JU)

EUROPE 2020 strategy
Innovation Union (including Horizon 2020)
Bioeconomy Strategy
Resource efficient Europe
Roadmap for a low carbon economy
Biobased Industries PPP (BBI JU)

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 1  



Clever Consult BVBA has been founded beginning of 2009 by Dirk Carrez, who became the Managing Director.

Dirk Carrez is Bio-engineer and holds a PhD in Agricultural Sciences. Between 1990 and 1999, he has worked at SOLVAY S.A. in the research department (genetics and industrial fermentation for the enzyme and the healthcare business). In 1999, he joined Fedichem (the Federation of the Belgian Chemical and Life Science Industries, now Essenscia) as Director Innovation & Product Policy and as Secretary-general of BelgoBiotech (the Belgian Biotech Industry Association). Between 2004 and 2011, he was Director Industrial Biotechnology at EuropaBio (The European Association for BioIndustries), where he coordinated the activities in the area of industrial biotechnology and the “biobased economy”, as well as horizontal issues, such as research & innovation, SMEs & access to finance, IPR, etc.

Dirk Carrez is also Vice-Chair of BIAC’s Biotechnology Committee (Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD), Vice-Chair of OECD’s Task Force for Industrial Biotechnology, and member of the European Expert Group for Biobased Products. Currently he is also the Executive Director of the Biobased Industries Consortium.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology

    Membership and affiliation

Member of the Board of

Member of FlandersBio

Biobased Industries Consortium

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

< 9,999 €

< 99,999 €

  • Biobased Industries Consortium

0 €


15,000 €

Framework Programme 7

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.