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.

Engineering, Energy & Materials

  • Biomolecules: Production of Bio-based molecules and engineering tool - contact: Nele Amelootwebsite
  • ChemTech: Chemistry & Water Technologies - website
  • CleanChem: Cleantech for sustainable chemical production - contact: Bart Hommezwebsite
  • Composites: Innovative technology platform for composites - contact: Ilse Christiaenswebsite
  • DuraBUILDmaterials: Innovative technologies for durable building materials and structures - contact: Stijn Matthys - website
  • EnerGhentIC: Energy Research & Innovation Community - contact: Judith Oomswebsite
  • Machineries & Factories: Machine & factory design and optimization; industry 4.0 - contact: Jeroen De Maeyer - website
  • Metals: Metals research platform, from nano to mega, from material to application - contact: Karen Hemelsoet - website 
  • TEX IS MORE: Textile innovations for protection, comfort and care - contact: Chris Deloof - website

Health Tech & Pharma

Electronics, Photonics & Digital

Agro, Vet & Food

Social Sciences & Humanities