The UMONS Research Institute for Energy is actively involved in the operation of many regional, national and international networks, for example, business clusters, competitiveness clusters and think tanks. The Institute is a member of the Belgian Energy Research Alliance (BERA), a group of research centres and universities that work in the field of energy. The BERA officially represents Belgium in the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) whose role is to structure the research activities in Europe.
The UMONS Research Institute for Energy takes a proactive stance with regard to decision-making thanks to its implication in these different organisations. Its main aim is to provide society with its expertise and skills and adapt them when necessary, all the while actively participating in many local projects as well as defining long term energy objectives and undertaking research activities..