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. VIB invests 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 VIB research beneficially impacts society.