Encourage scientific research programmes developed by Belgian or European universities and academic institutions in social sciences, exact sciences and medicine.

Every year in December, the Foundation selects beneficiary institutions and projects to support.

Scientific research programmes

In 2019, the Périer-D’Ieteren Foundation selected the project CLEAN: Combustion in Low-Emission And CO2-Neutral technologies of Professor Alessandro Parente (Université libre de Bruxelles). The project aims to use the most recent technologies in computer science and digital simulation to decrypt the complex turbulent reacting flows and develop clean and efficient multifuel combustion technologies.

In 2018, the Foundation committed to support, with an amount of €50,000, the doctoral programme of the ULB Neuroscience Institute (UNI). The financing of an “International PhD Programme” grant enabled the ULB to hire a young talented researcher from abroad to carry out research in Belgium. UNI associates humanities and exact, clinical and fundamental sciences as part of an interdisciplinary approach that aims to integrate all these areas of research within a unique institute directed by Professor Axel Cleeremans.

In 2017, the Périer-D’Ieteren Foundation offered financial support in the order of €10,000 for research on the chemical control of the geological sequestration of carbon dioxide conducted by Anne De Wit and Laurence Rongy in the Non-Linear Physical Chemistry Unit of the Faculty of Sciences at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (project supported by the ULB Foundation).

The goal is to use the reactivity of chemical species to control their distribution in the subsoil. The injection of carbon dioxide into the subsoil is one of the solutions put forward to sequestrate this greenhouse gas and thereby limit its concentration in the atmosphere. The precipitation patterns can transform, for example, carbon dioxide into harmless minerals.