Support for industry

Industrial liaison network

The Business Development Centers at Ghent University group complementary research departments by application area or domain of expertise. Together they constitute the Industrial Liaison Network.

Each business development center is responsible for technology transfer within its area of competence. It is headed by a business development manager who can act as your direct point of contact for industrial partnerships, be it research services, collaborative research, or IP licensing.

Research Collaboration

Research at UGent

UGent TechTransfer will, together with its research partners, structure the funding mechanisms, assist with attracting subsidies, address the IP ownership, and support the patent prosecution process.

Technology Offers


UGent TechTransfer manages the IP-portfolio of Ghent University and makes it available for licensing to third parties, research partners or to spin-off companies.

Service Offers


Ghent University offers various services, based on developed expertise and instrumentation, such as analytical services, measurement services, testing & certification, preclinical and clinical services, access to and deposit of microbiological and genetic material.