Innovative basic knowledge of VIB

Patents are instrumental in the establishment and growth of life-sciences industries, here and globaly

The process of tech transfer starts with safeguarding scientific inventions by means of securing IP Rights. IP Rights constitute a meaningful share of today’s academic environment. The time-consuming and highly expensive development of novel drugs, diagnostics or agricultural innovations requires IP protection to prevent copying of products. Scientific curiosity and excellence can lead to improvements in health, agriculture and economic activity, provided the right technology-transfer mechanisms are in place.