UCL is a center for knowledge and innovation. Research is one of UCL's main activities. UCL proposes a variety of services to society and the academic community through 3 science parks and 2 university hospitals. Research currently undertaken at UCL can be found in research inventory (http://rch.adre.ucl.ac.be/) and brochures (http://www.uclouvain.be/en-349.html). The R&D interface aims to promote and facilitate academic collaboration and technology transfer between UCL and outside partners such as companies and research centers.