This new variant, which is called 'B.1.214' and is not a Belgian strain, was discovered by a laboratory at the University of Liège.
By mid-2017 Belgium will get its own space agency. The Interfederal Space Agency of Belgium, ISAB in short, will have an annual budget of 200 million euro and employ around 60 people.
The Ghent-based start-up Pozyx Labs has won the Innovation of Things Award 2016 at Internet of Things (IoT) World Europe.
Professor Pieter Van Vlierberghe has received the prestigious 'Swiss Bridge Award 2016'.
Together with the Research Centre Hoogstraten, the Belgian company Octinion has designed a picking robot for strawberries.
Scientists from Ghent have received the 'Center of Excellence' quality label for their ground-breaking research into rheumatism, an illness characterised by joint pain.