Issam Doghri, professor at UCLouvain and co-founder of e-Xstream engineering:
"I developed a first version of a software (Digimat- for digital materials) and I was thinking about ways to make it industrial-grade and bring it to the market. However, I did not know how to go about this. Sopartec encouraged me to create a company and guided me through the whole process, starting from First Spinoff, a Walloon government funding for proof of concept of university spinoffs. Sopartec then guided the creation of e-Xstream engineering, with Roger Assaker as its co-founder and CEO. It invested in the company, counseled us and provided unwavering moral and financial support through many years, until the company was eventually acquired by MSC Software, and Sopartec did not even push for an exit. In summary, my experience with Sopartec was truly great, and I could not have dreamed of a better entrepreneurial mentor."