Track record Horizon 2020: Collaborative Research Projects

H2020 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)

Acronym Title Promotor
Modulating Human Subjective Time Experience Pieter Simoens
ENERGY-X Transformative Chemistry for a Sustainable Energy Future Guy Marin
Eurolab-4-HPC Foundations of a European Research Center of Excellence in High Performance Computing Systems Koen De Bosschere
EUROLAB4HPC2 Consolidation of European Research Excellence in Exascale HPC Systems Koen De Bosschere
EXTRA Exploiting eXascale Technology with Reconfigurable Architectures Dirk Stroobandt
Fish-Al Developing an Artificial Intestine for the sustainable farming of healthy fish Sandra Van Vlierberghe
HOT Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies Dries Van Thourhout
HBP Human Brain Project Joni Dambre
Partnered with one of the Flemish Strategic Research Centres:
CIRCLE Coordinating European Research on Molecular Communications Didier Colle
SpinENGINE Harnessing the Emergent Properties of Nanomagnet Ensembles for Massively Parallel Data Analysis Bartel van Waeyenberge
Time-Machine Big Data of the Past for the Future of Europe Jeroen Deploige

H2020 Research Infrastructures (RI)

Acronym Title Promotor
AQUAEXCEL2020 AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELlence in European fish research towards 2020 Peter Bossier
ASCENTPlus Access to European Infrastructure for Nanoelectronics Benoit Bakeroot
DESIR DARIAH ERIC Sustainability Refined Christophe Verbruggen
EMBRIC European Marine Biological Research Infrastructure Cluster Ann Vanreusel


Providing an open collaborative space for digital biology in Europe Tim Deprez


Coordination and Harmonisation of National Inititiatives, Infrastructures and Data services in Central
and Western Europe
Sylvia Van Peteghem


European Competence Center Danny Schellemans


Electron and X-ray microscopy Community for structural and chemical Imaging Techniques on Earth materials Veerle Cnudde / Luc Van Hoorebeke


Marine Renewable Energy Research Infrastructure Peter Troch
MaX MAterials design at the eXascale. European Centre for Excellence in materials modelling, simulations, and design Stefaan Cottenier
OpenAire2020 Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe 2020 Sylvia Van Peteghem
OpenAire-Advance OpenAIRE Advancing Open Scholarship Sylvia Van Peteghem
OpenDreamKit Open Digital Research Environment Toolkit for the Advancement of Mathematics Tom De Medts
pp2EMBRC European Marine Biology Resource Centre preparatory phase 2 Ann Vanreusel
Partnered with one of the Flemish Strategic Research Centres:
SPICE Spintronic-Photonic Integrated Circuit platform for novel Electronics (imec) 

Dries Van Thourhout

H2020 LEIT - ICT

Acronym Title Promotor
CARDIS Early stage CARdio Vascular Disease Detection with Integrated Silicon Photonics Patrick Segers
HIPEAC High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation Koen De Bosschere
PETMEM Piezoelectronic Transduction Memory Device Philippe Smet
PHRESCO PHotonic REServoir COmputing Joni Dambre
Smartlife Smart Clothing Gamification to promote Energy-related Behaviours among Adolescents Greet Cardon
Partnered with one of the Flemish Strategic Research Centres:


5G Communication with a Heterogeneous, Agile Mobile network in the Pyunchang wInter Olympic competioN

Didier Colle

Large-scale RINA benchmark on FIRE

Didier Colle


Wireless Autonomous, Reliable and Resilient ProductIon Operation ARchitecture for Cognitive Manufacturing

Tom Dhaene
Cardis Early stage CARdio Vascular Disease Detection with Integrated Silicon Photonics Roel Baets
CONBOTS CONnected through roBOTS: physically coupling humans to boost handwriting and music learning Marc Leman
eWINE Elastic WIreless Networking Experimentation Ingrid Moerman
F-Interop FIRE+ online interoperability and performance test tools to support emerging technologies from research to standardization and market launch The standards and innovations accelerating tool Brecht Vermeulen
FED4FIREplus Federation for FIRE Plus (imec) Peter Van Daele
Flex5Gware Flexible and efficient hardware/software platforms for 5G network elements and devices (imec) Ingrid Moerman
Freme Open Framework of E-services for Multilingual and Semantic Enrichment of Digital Content Erik Mannens
HOBBIT Holistic benchmarking of Big & Linked Data approaches Erik Mannens


Silicon Photonics Transceiver and Routing technologies for High-End Multi-Socket Server Blades with Tb/s Throughput interconnect interfaces (imec)Johan Bauwelinck
InSiDe Integrated silicon photonics for Cardiovascular Disease monitoring Patrick Segers
MIRPHAB MidInfraRed Photonics devices fABrication for chemical sensing and spectroscopic applications (imec) Günther Roelkens
NEBULA Neuro-augmented 112Gbaud CMOS plasmonic transceiver platform for Intra- and Inter-DCI
Peter Bienstman
NEoterRIC NEuromorphic Reconfigurable Integrated photonic Circuits as artificial image processor Peter Bienstman
NGPAAS Next Generation Platform as a Service Didier Colle
ORCA Orchestration and Reconfiguration Control Architecture (imec) Ingrid Moerman
PhotonHub Europe
One-Stop-Shop Open Access to Photonics Innovation Support for a Digital Europe (imec) Roel Baets
Pix4Life Silicon Nitride Photonic Integrated Circuit Pilot line for Life Science Applications in the Visible Range (imec) Roel Baets
SAT5G Satellite and Terrestrial Network for 5G Sofie Verbrugge
SignON Sign Language Translation Mobile Application and Open Communications Framework Joni Dambre
SONATA Service Programing and Orchestration for Virtualized Software Networks (imec) Didier Colle
Teraboard High Density scalable optically interconnected Tb/s Board (imec) Dries Van Thourhout
TETRAMAX TEchnology TRAnsfer via Multinational Application eXperiments Koen De Bosschere
Top Hit Transfer-print operations for heterogeneous integration (imec) Günther Roelkens
WIPE Wafer scale Integration of Photonics and Electronics (imec)Johan Bauwelinck
WiSHFUL Wireless Software and Hardware platforms for Flexible and Unified radio and network controL (imec)Ingrid Moerman


Acronym Title Promotor
Open Innovation Test Bed for Developing Safe Nano-Enabled Bio-Based Materials and Polymer Bionanocomposites for Multifunctional and New Advanced Applications Erik Meers
BioRoboost Fostering Synthetic Biology standardisation through international collaboration Marjan De Mey
C123 Methane oxidative conversion and hydroformylation to propylene Joris Thybaut
CARBAFIN Carbohydrate-based fine chemicals: Development of a glycosylation platform cell factory and optimization of downstream processing for the sustainable production of glycosides Tom Desmet
ELECTRA Electricity driven Low Energy and Chemical input Technology foR Accelerated bioremediation Korneel Rabaey
Grade2XL Functionally Graded Materials for Extra-Large Parts Leo Kestens/Wim Van Paepegem
IMPROOF Integrated model guided process optimization of steam cracking furnaces Kevin Van Geem
InRel-NPower Innovative Reliable Nitride based Power Devices and Applications Christophe Detavernier
LORCENIS Long Lasting Reinforced Concrete for Energy Infrastructure under Severe Operating Conditions Nele De Belie
MEASURE Metrics for Sustainability Assessment in European Process Industries Jo Dewulf
ORIENTING Operational Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment Methodology Supporting Decisions Towards a Circular Economy Jo Dewulf / Rodrigo Freitas de Alvarenga
POCOSTEO PoC in-office device for identifying individuals at high risk of Osteoporosis and osteoporotic fracture Jan Vanfleteren
PUReSmart PolyUrethane Recycling towards a Smart Circular Economy Johan Winne
Repair3D Recycling and Repurposing of Plastic Waste for Advanced 3D Printing Applications Ludwig Cardon
REVIVED water Low energy solution for drinking water production by a REvival of  ElectroDialysis systems Arne Verliefde

    H2020 LEIT - Space

    Acronym Title Promotor
    TIME SCALE Technology and Innovation for Development of Modular Equipment in Scalable Advanced Life Support Systems for Space Exploration Dominique Van der Straeten
    Partnered with one of the Flemish Strategic Research Centres:
    OPTIMA Towards Demonstration of Photonic Payload For Telecom Satellites (imec) Johan Bauwelinck

    H2020 SC1 - Health, demographic Change and Wellbeing

    Acronym Title Promotor
    Ageing with elegans Validating C. elegans healthspan model for better understanding factors causing health and disease, to develop evidence based prevention, diagnostic, therapeutic and other strategies. Bart Braeckman
    CANDY The Comorbid Analysis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Epilepsy project Herbert Roeyers
    Community-based HPV screening Implementation in Low-Income countries Olivier Degomme
    DIAdiC Evaluation of Dyadic Psychoeducational Interventions for People with Advanced Cancer and their Informal Caregivers (DIAdiC): An international randomized controlled trial Luc Deliens
    DigiCare4You An intersectoral innovative solution involving DIGItal tools, empowering families and integrating community CARE services for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes and hypertension Lieven Annemans
    DOLORisk Understanding risk factors and determinants for neuropathic pain Geert Crombez
    ECoWeB Assessing and Enhancing Emotional Competence for Well-Being (ECoWeB) in the Young: A principled, evidence-based, mobile-health approach to prevent mental disorders and promote mental well-being Johnny Fontaine
    ELEVATE Early detection of cervical cancer in hard-to-reach populations of women through portable and point-of-care HPV testing Olivier Degomme
    Equal-Life Studying the exposome for a healthier future for all children Dick Botteldooren
    Feel4Diabetes Developing and implementing a community-based intervention to create a more supportive social and physical environment for lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes in vulnerable families across Europe Greet Cardon
    HeartMan Personal Decision Support System For Heart Failure Management Els Clays
    iPC individualizedPaediatricCure: Cloud-based virtual-patient models for precision paediatric oncology Pieter Mestdagh
    MULTIMOT Capture, dissemination and analysis of multiscale cell migration data for biological and clinical applications Christophe Ampe
    Pan-European Response to the Impacts of Covid-19 and futre Pandemics and Epidemics Ilse Derluyn
    RefugeesWellSchool Preventive school-based interventions to promote the mental well-being of refugee and migrant adolescents Ilse Derluyn
    Sleep Revolution
    Revolution of sleep diagnostics and personalized health care based on digital diagnostics and therapeutics with health data integration Dirk Pevernagie
    TBVAC2020 Advancing novel and promising TB vaccine candidates from discovery to preclinical and early clinical development Peter Brouckaert
    Addressing vaccine hesitancy in Europe Piet Bracke
    Partnered with one of the Flemish Strategic Research Centres:
    METASPACE Bioinformatics for spatial metabolomics (VIB) Lennart Martens
    MULTIMOT Capture, dissemination and analysis of multiscale cell migration data for biological and clinical applications (VIB) Lennart Martens

    H2020 SC2 - Food Security, sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, marine, maritime and inland Water Research and the Bioeonomy

    Acronym Title Promotor
    AgriForValor Bringing added value to agriculture and forest sectors by closing the research and innovation divide Xavier Gellynck
    B-GOOD Giving Beekeeping Guidance by Computational-assisted Decision Making Dirk de Graaf
    CO-FRESH CO-creating sustainable and competitive FRuits and vEgetableS’ value cHains in Europe Pieter Spanoghe
    DECIDE Data-driven control and prioritisation of EU-regulated contagious animial diseases Bart Pardon
    DELTA-FLU Dynamics of avian influenza in a changing world Kristien Van Reeth
    DISARM Disseminating Innovative Solutions for Antibiotic Resistance Management Jeroen Dewulf
    EUCLEG Breeding forage and grain legumes to increase EU's and China's protein self-sufficiency Dirk Reheul
    EUCLID EU-CHINA Lever for IPM Demonstration Guy Smagghe
    EURAKNOS Connecting Thematic Networks as Knowledge Reservoirs: towards a European Agricultural Knowledge Innovation Open Source System Pieter Spanoghe
    EURASTIP Promoting Multi-Stakeholder Contributions to International Cooperation on Sustainable Solutions for Aquaculture Development in South-East Asia Peter Bossier
    Eureka European Knowledge repository for best agricultural practices Pieter Spanoghe
    EuroMix A tiered strategy for risk assessment of mixtures of multiple chemicals Pieter Spanoghe
    Innovative technological, organisational and social solutions for FAIRer dairy and fruit and vegetable value CHAINs Imca Sampers
    FERTIMANURE Innovative nutrient recovery from secondary sources – Production of high-added value FERTIlisers
    from animal MANURE
    Erik Meers
    Multi-stakeholder platform for food safety in Europe Sarah De Saeger
    FNS-Cloud Food Nutitrition Security Cloud Liesbeth Jacxsens
    FUTURE-FOOD Faster Upcoming Technology Uptake Relevant for the Environment in FOOds Drying Frank Devlieghere
    GLOPACK Granting society with LOw environmental impact innovative PACKaging Jo Dewulf
    HoloRuminant Understanding microbiomes of the ruminant holobiont Veerle Fievez
    INTAQT INnovative Tools for Assessment and Authentication of chicken meat, beef and dairy products' QualiTies Stefaan De Smet
    Micro4Biogas Natural and Synthetic Microbial Communities for Sustainable Production of Optimised Biogas Marjan De Mey
    MycoKey Integrated and innovative key actions for mycotoxin management in the food and feed chain Sarah De Saeger
    NETPOULSAFE Networking European poultry actors for enhancing the compliance of biosecurity measures for a sustainable production Jeroen Dewulf
    Neurostresspep Novel biocontrol agents for insect pests from neuroendocrinology Guy Smagghe
    Nutri2Cycle Transition towards a more carbon and nutrient efficient agriculture in Europe Erik Meers
    NUTRIMAN Nutrient Management and Nutrient Recovery Thematic Network Erik Meers
    OPtimal strategies to reTAIN and re-use water and nutrients in small agricultural catchments Peter Goethals
    Paragone Vaccines for animal parasites Edwin Claerebout
    ProFuture Microalgae Protein Ingredients for Food and Feed in the Future Wim Verbeke
    PROMISS PRevention Of Malnutrition In Senior Subjects in the EU Wim Verbeke
    Energy Smart Livestock Farming towards Zero Fossil Fuel Consumption Steven Lecompte
    Demonstration of circular biofertilizers and implementation of optimized fertilizer strategies and value chains in rural communities Emile Cornelissen
    SAPHIR Strengthening Animal Production and Health through the Immune Response Hans Nauwynck
    Producing advanced bio-based fertilizers from fisheries wastes Erik Meers
    SEAFOODTOMORROW Nutritious, safe and sustainable seafood for consumers of tomorrow Wim Verbeke
    SIEUSOIL SIno-EU Soil Observatory for Intelligent Land use Management Abdul Mouazen
    SKIN Short supply chain Knowledge and Innovation Network Xavier Gellynck
    SMART PROTEIN Smart Protein for a Changing World. Future-proof alternative terrestrial protein sources for human
    nutrition encouraging environment regeneration, processing feasibility and consumer trust and
    Xavier Gellynck
    SUPERPESTS Innovative tools for rational control of the most difficult-to-manage pests (“SuperPests”) and the diseases they transmit Thomas Van Leeuwen
    UNITED Multi-Use offshore platforms demoNstrators for boostIng cost-effecTive and Eco-friendly proDuction in
    sustainable marine activities
    Olivier De Clerck
    WalNUT Closing waste water cycles for nutrient recovery Erik Meers
    Eco-innovative weeding with laser Xavier Gellynck

    H2020 SC3 - Secure, clean and efficient Energy

    Acronym Title Promotor
    ABC-SALT      Advanced Biomass Catalytic Conversion to Middle Distillates in Molten Salts Frederik Ronsse
    Augmenting Grid Stability Through Low Head Pumped Hydro Energy Utilization and Storage Jeroen De Kooning
    CHESTER Compressed Heat Energy Storage for Energy from Renewable sources Michel De Paepe
    InPath-TES PhD on Innovation Pathways for TES Michel De Paepe
    MPC-.GT Model Predictive Control and Innovative System Integration of GEOTABS;-) in Hybrid Low Grade Thermal Energy Systems - Hybrid MPC GEOTABS Jelle Laverge
    MYRTE MYRRHA Research and Transmutation Endeavour Joris Degroote
    RENergetic Community-empowered Sustainable Multi-Vector Energy Islands Sofie Verbrugge / Chris Develder / Frederik Vandendriessche
    REScoopVPP Smart Building Ecosystem for Energy Communities Lieven Vandevelde
    SESAME Thermal hydraulics Simulations and Experiments for the Safety Assessment of MEtal cooled reactors Joris Degroote
    STEP BY STEP Step by step commitments for energy saving Lieven Vandevelde
    SWInG Development of thin film Solar cells based on WIde band Gap kesterite absorbers Kristiaan Neyts
    UPWAVE Demonstration of a 1-MW wave energy converter integrated in an offshore wind turbine farm Peter Troch

    H2020 SC4 - Smart, green and integrated Transport

    Acronym Title Promotor
    EXTREME EXTREME Dynamic Loading - Pushing the Boundaries of Aerospace Composite Material Structures Patricia Verleysen
    LeanShips Demonstrating the Potential of Methanol as an Alternative Marine Fuel Sebastian Verhelst
    ReVeAL Regulating Vehicle Access for improved Liveability Sidharta Gautama
    FAST Track to Clean and Carbon-Neutral WATERborne Transport through Gradual Introduction of Methanol Fuel: Developing and Demonstrating an Evolutionary Pathway for Methanol Technology and Take-up Sebastian Verhelst

    H2020 SC5 - Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and raw Materials

    Acronym Title Promotor
    AgroCycle Sustainable techno-economic solutions for the agricultural value chain Stefaan De Neve
    DOWN2EARTH Translation of climate information into multilevel decision support for social adaptation, policy development, and resilience to water scarcity in the Horn of Africa Drylands Diego Miralles
    METGROW PLUS Metal Recovery from Low Grade Ores and Wastes Plus Gijs Du Laing
    OpenHeritage Organizing, Promoting and ENabling HEritage Re-use through Inclusion, Technology, Access, Governance and Empowerment Luuk Boelens
    REACT REcycling of waste ACrylic Textiles Karen De Clerck
    REPAiR REsource Management in Peri-urban AReas: Going Beyond Urban Metabolism Jo Dewulf

    H2020 SC6 - Europe in a changing World - Inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies

    Acronym Title Promotor
    ACCOMPLISSH Accelerate co-creation by setting up a multi-actor platform for impact from Social Sciences and Humanities Alexis Dewaele
    Partnered with one of the Flemish Strategic Research Centres:
    CITADEL Empowering Citizens to TrAnsform European PubLic Administrations (imec) Erik Mannens
    EUMEPLAT European Media Platforms
    Daniël Biltereyst
    OPPORTUNITIES Crises as Opportunities: towards a Level Telling Field on Migration and a New Narrative of Successful Integration Marco Caracciolo
    Frank Caestecker
    ReROOT Arrival Infrastructures as Sites of Integration for Recent Newcomers Luce Beeckmans
    SMOOTH Educational Spaces. Passing through Enclosures and Reversing Inequalities through Educational Commons Rudi Roose
    ySKILLS Youth Skills Eva Lievens

    H2020 SC7 - Secure Societies - protecting Freedom and Security of Europe and its Citizens

    Acronym Title Promotor
    MicroMole Sewage monitoring system for tracking synthetic drug Laboratories Sarah De Saeger

    H2020 Cross-cutting Widespread

    Acronym Title Promotor
    DelNAM Strengthening the Research Area of Delivery of Nucleic acid mimics (NAMS) into bacteria to fight
    the antibiotic crisis
    Stefaan De Smedt
    ESPrIT Strengthening the Occupational Health Expertise and Scientific Capacity of Public Health Institution of Turkey Lutgart Braeckman
    FoodenTwin Twinning of research activities for the frontier research in the fields of food, nutrition and environmental ‘omics Andreja Rajkovic
    Learning in emotionally vulnerable people Jan De Houwer
    PolyCE Post-Consumer High-tech Recycled Polymers for a Circular Economy Ludwig Cardon
    SOILDarity Stepping up and bringing out the scientific excellence and innovation capacity in soil research of the University of Lisbon Abdul M. Mouazen
    Innovation hub for surface and colloid biology research
    Andre Skirtach
    SYSTEMIC Systemic large scale eco-innovation to advance circular economy and mineral recovery from organic waste in Europe Erik Meers

    H2020 - Swafs

    Acronym Title Promotor
    ENLIGHT-RISE Research and innovation agenda with and for society: Leveraging digital innovation for a greener and healthier Europe Dirk De Craemer / Guido Van Huylenbroeck
    SEAS Science education for action and engagement towards sustainability Katrien Van Poeck

    H2020 cPPPs - JPIs

    ADREM Adaptable Reactors for Resource- and Energy-Efficient Methane Valorisation (SPIRE) Guy Marin
    AGRIMAX Agri and food waste valorisation co-ops based on flexible multi-feedstocks biorefinery processing technologies for new high added value applications (BBI) Stefaan De Neve
    Advancing Sustainability of Process Industries through Digital and Circular Water Use Innovations Ingmar Nopens / Arne Verliefde
    Carbon4PUR Turning industrial waste gases (mixed CO/CO2 streams) into intermediates for polyurethane
    plastics for rigid foams/building insulation and coatings
    Guy Marin
    CARBOSURF New processes for the fermentative production of glycolipid biosurfactants and sialylated carbohydrates (BBI) Wim Soetaert
    CIRMET Innovative and efficient solution, based on modular, versatile, smart process units for energy and
    resource flexibility in highly energy intensive processes
    Stefaan Cottenier
    EPOS Enhanced energy and resource Efficiency and Performance in process industry Operations via onsite and cross-sectorial Symbiosis (SPIRE) Greet Van Eetvelde
    INCITE Innovative Chemoenzymatic Integrated Processes Jo Dewulf
    MMAtwo Second generation Methyl MethAcrylate (MMA) Dagmar D'hooge
    PERCAL Chemical building blocks from versatile MSW biorefinery Korneel Rabaey
    Pilots4U A network of bioeconomy open access pilot and multipurpose demo facilities Erik Meers
    PolyBioSkin High performance functional bio-based polymers for skin-contact products in biomedical, cosmetic
    and sanitary industry
    Karen De Clerck
    Lactic acid and biosurfactants sourced from sustainable agricultural and industrial (food) WASTE feedstocks as novel FUNCtional ingredients for consumer products Wim Soetaert