VIB’s Innovation & Business team drafts, files and prosecutes patents, establishes research collaborations with industrial partners, outlicenses intellectual property, and creates spin-off companies. Our technology transfer activities result in an average 10-15 million euro per year in industrial income and 27 spin-off companies with a total of +900 employees.
You made a new invention? Come and talk to our IP team to find out how to turn your invention into a product!
You are looking for investment opportunities? Get in touch with the team that creates the new VIB spin-offs.
We take a proactive approach to transfer the results of our scientific investigations to society. VIB's inventions are protected by patents and serve as the basis for new startups and agreements with life science companies. As a result, VIB research creates economic and social added value.
What Alumni say
"The most important contribution of VIB to my career is that its directors and staff believed in our technology and founded Actogenix. Without this company, I might have become a professor in Ireland or something else somewhere else, who knows."
"I have been trained at VIB where translational research and entrepreneurship are key values. The combination of scientific excellence and a clear business strategy is essential for leading ONA Therapeutics."
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