Industrial Research Fund (IOF)

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The Industrial Research Fund (IOF) supports the development of application-oriented knowledge and technology and its transfer to business, government and the non-profit sector. The commitment from the IOF is multiple. On the one hand, IOF project funding can be applied for; on the other hand, the Industrial Liaison Network facilitates cooperation with industry.

IOF Project finance

What is IOF project funding?

The IOF provides Proof-of-Concept funding for crucial stages in the development process of valorisation-oriented projects with an economic or economic-social purpose.

Project types

IOF project funding is applied for in the form of an IOF project. IOF project types differ in terms of innovation stage, maximum duration and maximum amount of funding.

Questions about IOF funding?


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As a Ghent University researcher, you can find more details on IOF project funding (types, durations, guidelines, application procedure, ...).

Support from the Industrial Liaison Network

In cooperation with UGent TechTransfer, the Industrial Liaison Network  facilitates cooperation between the Ghent University Association and industry. You can call on the support of a business developer active in the Industrial Liaison Network. More information on the network of business developers.