VIB as epicenter of Flanders' biotech

Technology transfer is firmly embedded in VIB’s mission. Our Innovation & Business team translates 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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Spin offs

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Discovery Projects

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Patent Families

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Industrial Income

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Success Stories

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.

What Alumni say

Lothar Steidler

"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."

Valerie Vanhooren

"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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