VIB is the epicenter of Flanders' biotech

Technology transfer is firmly embedded in VIB’s mission. We translate research results into new products, agricultural innovations, medicines, and therapies that improve lives. This creates economic activity and jobs in our region and generates extra revenue for VIB research.


Business Deals

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Return on Investment 

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Discovery Projects

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Patent Families

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300 M€ 

Industrial Income

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Research at VIB aims to push the boundaries of scientific knowledge. Science, though, is not separate from society. Quite the opposite: science and society support and advance each other. We invest significantly in ensuring the largest possible positive societal impact of its research. Through several initiatives we develop basic research findings into benefits for society, ranging from new therapeutic compounds to crop improvements aimed to guarantee food production in a changing climate.

Here you’ll find a selection of success stories illustrating how our research and valorization efforts beneficially impact society.