End-of-Waste (EoW) is a multidisciplinary consortium of professors and researchers from UGent and HOGENT.


To encourage and facilitate Science-2-Business (S2B) collaborations in closing the loop of biological (side) streams to improve the production efficiency according to the zero-waste approach and to stimulate the transition towards circular and sustainable (bio)economy.


Recovery of the valuable compounds from the biological streams and incorporating them in the sectors such as: food&feed, agronomy, cosmetics, textiles, chemicals. Possibilities are endless, but here are some examples:



  • fertilizers, soil enhancers,
  • antimicrobial, antioxidative additives
  • colorants/pigments
  • fillers, adhesives, solvents,
  • fibres and oils replacing synthetic products
  • bio-based building blocks for chemicals
  • other bio-based substitutes for fossil resources, such as plastics, fine chemicals, energy carriersCurabitur non nulla sit amet nisl tempus convallis quis ac lectus.


How to collaborate with us?

We listen to the industry needs and set-up applied R&D projects to meet the wishes of researchers and companies.

 Long and short term collaboration is possible via:

  • Bilateral research projects
  • R&D projects and co-development of technologies
  • Partnership in the national and international subsidized projects (VLAIO, H2020, Horizon Europe, …)
  • Licensing, patenting, spin-offs
  • Projects with the finality of Internship, MSc or PhD based on the company needs 


UGent liaison with industry is executed by a network of specialized business development centres supported by the Central Technology Transfer Office (CTTO).

UGent CTTO consists of a team of specialists (business lawyers, IP advisors and attorneys, business developers and investment managers) to facilitate Science2Business collaboration.


Industrial Liaison Network