With the IOF platforms, the Ghent University Association wants to make maximum use of multidisciplinary valorisation opportunities within core expertise domains.

The IOF platforms are at the intersection of various research domains, thus meeting the increasing social and economic importance of interdisciplinarity. The IOF platform coordinator is the central point of contact for a specific area of expertise. 

The platform coordinator mainly focuses on making the core expertise visible and facilitating and setting up interdisciplinary partnerships within AUGent with an eye to the innovation needs of industry. Interaction and cooperation with the industry always takes place in close consultation with the IOF business developers in the lead.


Center of Excellence in Sustainable Pharmaceutical Engineering & Manufacturing

End-to-end integrated pharmaceutical manufacturability of tomorrow’s medicines - enabling sustainable innovation in drug substance and drug product production.


Cancer Research Institute Ghent 

Fundamental, translational and clinical cancer research across expertise domains. Bring better and faster results to cancer patients through academia-industry collaboration


Cross-Health platform 

The following disciplines collaborate within the Cross-Health platform to develop applications benefitting human and/or animal health: veterinary and human medicine, plant biotechnology, bio-engineering, big data and AI.


U(Z)Gent platform of excellence in Cell and Tissue Engineering

Fosters multidisciplinary collaborations across AU(Z)Gent to accelerate the creation and commercialization of cell and tissue engineering research. Covers a broad scope of technologies and expertise applicable to gene and cell therapy, artificial organ systems and regenerative medicine.