IOF Business Development Centers

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.

Energy, Cleantech & Materials

SET Jeroen De Maeyer
Sustainable Energy Technologies

CleanChem Stijn Dekeukeleire
Cleantech for sustainable chemical production

DuraBUILDmaterials Stijn Matthys
Innovative technologies for durable cementitious and mineral building materials

Composites - Ilse Christiaens
Innovative technology platform for composites

ChemTech Bart Hommez
Chemistry Technologies

Metals Karen Hemelsoet

Electronics, Photonics & ICT

Photonics, Materials, components, systems, applications

iMUNE Filip Louagie
Multimedia, Users and Network

i-Know Sidharta Gautama
Intelligent information management

e-poly Frederik Leys
Center for advanced, polymer based microsystems and applications

Fusion Wouter Haerick
Future Internet for a Smart Society

Medical & Pharma

Biomarked Daisy Flamez

Pre-clinical translational research applications and BioIT in cancer and ageing

ChemTech Life sciences An Van den Bulcke
Chemistry Technologies for the life sciences

PROVAXS Sven Arnouts
Innovation in animal health: Immunology, Vaccines, Targeted Therapeutics, Inflammatory auto-immune diseases, formulation technologies

DiscoverE Dominic De Groote
Innovation center for drug discovery, drug delivery and continuous drug manufacturing

Victoris Kristof De Mey
Valorisation centre for technological optimization, research and Innovation in sport

HyCT Ewout Vansteenkiste
Hybrid CT image building technologies for material and life sciences applications

Bimetra Lieve Nuytinck
Clinical Research Center Ghent

Agro, Food & Biotech

SynBiOmiX Walter Van der Eycken
X-disciplinary chemistry and omics based production of value added compounds

Food2Know Benedikt Sas
The production of safe and healthy food

Aquaculture Ghent University Margriet Drouillon
Innovations for a sustainable aquaculture production

CropFit - 
Biostimulantia in plants

Technology Transfer at Ghent University