Overview Ghent University spin-offs

Since 1996, the Ghent University TechTransfer Office has created more than 150 new companies based on academic research generated within Ghent University. We set up an average of about six to eight new companies each year. This leads thousands of euros back to university research, benefits local economic development and creates new jobs in the region. 

  • Ghent University TechTransfer continuously offers investors the opportunity to finance new companies created to develop and commercialize technology and IP generated at Ghent University - a top-100 university in the Shanghai Ranking in the heart of Europe, dedicated to research and innovation with an annual research budget of more than €600 million and more than 5,500 researchers active in a wide range of the life, physical and social sciences. Contact us for more information.
  • Do you want to start your own business based on your research? The Venture Track offers - with the help of more than 25 business developers - a canvas that helps you to set-up a spin-off, based on research results from Ghent University. We do this by setting guidelines, planning logical milestones taking into account your specific case, and by providing you the right contacts. Fill in the Venture Track Disclosure Form and send it to spinoff@ugent.be.



Axithra (UGent – IMEC): develops tools for therapeutic drug monitoring. 

I-Challenge: delivers food safety challenge tests to the food industry. 

Sentometrics (UGent – VUB): monitors the news about ESG, financial health and reputation of all Belgian companies. 

Obulytix (UGent – KULeuven): develops lysin-based products as alternative for antibiotic treatments. 

Amalus Therapeutics: tissue remodeling with initial focus on tumor micro environments.

4Tissue: biocompatible and bioresorbable polymers for tissue engineering.

Spexicam: hyperspectral x-ray imaging systems and solutions provider.

qTUS: precision calf care with lung ultrasound.

OnTracx: load monitoring for runners with real time feedback. 

Tanai Therapeutics (UGent - VIB): develops first-in-class therapeutics for obesity.


ULiA: provides tools and methods for XR-based 3D and 4D co-creative spatial design. 

Exoligamentz: develops protective sports gear for injury prevention. 

ELEGENT: develops modelling tools and services for pharmaceutical and food production. 

BIO INX (UGent- VUB): offers bio-based inks and biomaterials for 3D bioprinting and regenerative medicine. 

MEEP: offers a chip-based platform for health monitoring at home. 

LEAP Technologies: provides data-driven solutions for optimization of mechatronic applications.

Previso: offers automated planning tools for patient treatment schemes in hospitals. 

MakinH: offers a self-wetting hockey ball allowing for a more sustainable hockey sport. 

AskForce.one (Artevelde Hogeschool): develops data-driven tools for monitoring the well being of people in organizations. 


AmphiStar: develops and scales biosurfactant technology to industrial level. 

Azalea Vision: develops contact lenses with technology that mimics the functioning of the human iris.

Biocheck: provides scoring systems for assessment of biosafety of animal breeding farms. 

Dyamand (UGent - IMEC): creates platform eSave to reduce the energy consumption of radiator-based heating systems in buildings.

KYTOS: provides specialized health and management advice to fish, shrimp and plant breeders.

PathoSense: produces animal diagnostic tests for infectious diseases.

Polinivo: provides synthesis and design tools, and expert services for the chemical and life sciences industry.
Trince: creates new technology to produce personalized cancer therapies safer, cheaper and faster.




Hydrohm: Electrification of the water sector by development and commercialization of innovative water treatment solution

Impetus Academy: evidence-based leadership and organizational development based on the self-determination theory

Flamingo Therapeutics: development of novel treatment options for various cancers, focusing on the non-coding genome

QustomDot: development of environmentally-friendly quantum dots, to improve the color range and energy efficiency of displays

MRM Health: development of microbiome-based drugs
ExeVir: development of single-domain antibody-based therapies that help patients ward off viral infections
Radion-D: improved breast cancer treatment by lowering the radiation risk
Animab: development of edible antibodies to prevent infectious diseases in animals



Lopos: sensor solutions for location tracking of animals 
AntelopeDx (acquired by MyCartis): Point of need diagnostics based on advanced photonic circuits
Geo-Wise: Bringing advanced simulation techniques to industry
Creative Therapy: Interactive carpets for therapeutic use
OhmXBio: High through-put OMICS solutions



Avroxa: the development and production of poly oxazolines  for pharmaceutical applications (Ultroxa)
RheaVita: the development and production of freeze drying systems for processing (bio-)pharmaceuticals
VitroPlena:  structural glass solutions
D-PAC: (UGent - IMEC - UAntwerpen) Digital Platform for the Assessment of Competences. 
Gulliver: the development of llama nanobodies for researchers in knowledge institutions and companies
Sentea: silicium-photonics based glass fiber solutions


Shoppervision (Smartivize): mapping out the behavior and attention of consumers in supermarkets by tracking what they look at when strolling through a store
BiFAST: high speed I/O chips
ML2Grow: artificial intelligence based predictive tools that enhance decision making when optimizing processes and systems
Imageens: arterial stiffness measurement through pulse wave velocity (PWV) measurement 
Advanced Sports Equipment TestingTesting of composite bike frames and other sports equipment
AM Team: consultancy services in CFD modeling of pharmaceutical processes and waste water treatment
Aelin Therapeutics: the development of therapeutics against antibiotic-resistant or untreatable diseases


Epilog: automatically detect epileptic phenomena in EEG recordings and localize their origin in the patient’s brain
MORROW Optics (SIHTO): age-defying eyewear
iMPULSE (acquired by Profacts): linking emotions to decisions - knowledge through implicit research
INSPECTadvise and testing on natural stone
ImplicitMeasures.com: Online assessment tools and marketing research using implicit measures
Tengu (Qrama): Automated roll out of open source big data warehouses
Indigo Diabetes: Continuous glucose monitoring 
Aphea.Bio: Plant growth promoting bacteria
G2B Consulting: Services in clinical image scoring of osteoarthritis patients based on proprietary methodology



Asasensesmart sensor network solutions with a focus on sound and vibration

Sanacontechnical and scientific support in the field of concrete

The Vigor Unit: R&D and consultancy focused on understanding, predicting and changing people’s behavior at work
PXLencePCR assays for targeted amplification and sequencing of the human exome
Imaquacontract research services to the shrimp aquaculture industry
Magnax axial flux generators for medium scale wind turbines
Senso2Me: homecare solution for elderly people through the internet of things
Orionis Biosciences: breakthrough precision medicines
Elmedix: medical engineering and device development
AVGIoptimizing steam cracking and maximize economics for the petrochemical industry
MEXCELLENCE: excellence in mastitis management
Molecubeshigh-end benchtop preclinical imaging
Techspert: materials testing lab
Pozyxindoor and outdoor hardware solutions for accurate localization.


Luceda: software and services for integrated photonic designers
Statterstatistical data analysis
Madsis: Materials, Design, Simulations, Software
Karybel: electrical expertise & power quality
The Forgehelps teams and organizations to analyze how innovative they are and what they can do to improve it


Progeno: software for a more cost-effective animal breeding programme as well as a faster genetic progress
CoScale (acquired by New Relic): performance monitoring built for web-scale and microservice applications powered by anomaly detection
Graphine (acquired by Unity Technologies): development of graphics middleware and tools for real-time 3D visualization and video games
Inbiose: specialty carbohydrates
Snaptonic: custom-made, low-power connectivity solutions within the Internet of Things
Conexus Pharma: innovative drug delivery systems for combination therapy purposes using a hot-melt co-extrusion technology
Fertihome/Sonaura: user friendly, tablet based ultrasound imaging system for home monitoring (ultrasound IVF monitoring)


Qpinch (formerly Caloritum): industrial energy from waste heat
Argus Technologies (acquired by Agidens): web based remote monitoring of alternative energy sources
Com & Sens:  consultancy services on fiber sensor based monitoring of composite structures
Track4C: container tracking based on wireless sensor networks
Cacao Lab: creation of innovative chocolate products and processes


Mind4Energy: design, monitoring, and maintenance of large solar photo-voltaic installations
XRE: hardware manufacturer of high-end X-ray microscopes, with a particular focus on non-destructive 3D and 4D imaging
Q-Biologicals (acquired by the Amatsi Group): services in the development and manufacturing of biologicals 
Innolabservice laboratory in connection with biogas production, purification of waste water and analysis of biomass



Ghent Archaeological Team (GATE): archaeological services
SDN Square (formerly Candit Media): scalable file based workflow and content delivery solution for the digital media industry
Caliopa (acquired by Huawei): development and marketing of high speed fiber optic transceivers 
SpartaNova: Web based performance improvement and injury prevention prediction platform for athletes
Reskin: silicone skin technology
Veltion: consultancy in lean manufacturing techniques and industrial process innovation


Feops: Guiding structural heart interventions to increase safety and efficacy
Gatewing: Unmanned aircraft systems (acquired by Trimble)
Fire Engineered Solutions:  fire safety consultancy firm that provides ready-made technical solutions
eCOAST (acquired by Eurofins): environmental service company performing independent marine and maritime research


GeoInventmobile mapping platforms for road and marine applications (acquired by Sweco)
ProDigest: gastrointestinal expertise
Phyto-IT: software solutions and consulting services for plant science and agriculture/horticulture
XRE (formerly InCT/Inside Matters): 3D X-Ray Microscopy and Octopus Imaging software


Biogazelle: next generation diagnostics and therapeutics in the field of oncology and other human diseases
Sample Sumo: music technology and interactive media


Intrexon Actobiotics (formerly ActoGenix): a novel class of biopharmaceuticals forging a new frontier in cellular therapeutics
Trinean: microfluidic spectrophotometry platforms

2005 and before

Orotech: pharmaceutical dosage forms for application in veterinary and human medicine


MyCartis (formerly Pronota): Biomarker analysis made fast and easy
WFRGent: fire tests on construction materials, materials used in transport and materials for the off-shore industry


GenOhm: Lab informatics simplified


Algonomics (acquired by Lonza): integrated immunogenicity prediction services to support companies in the development of biotherapeutics


TiGenix: biopharmaceutical company focused on development of novel therapeutics
Demedtechnical, engineering & programming support in the domain of clinical research for anesthetic and general drug administration purposes
Primoris (formerly FytoLab): food analysis
Olfascan (formerly PRG Odournet): solving odour problems - measurements, analyses, modeling, and advice
Custodix: securing sensitive data
Excentis: testing, consultancy and training for access network technologies 

MicroBio Tests: detection and quantification of the toxicity of chemicals and/or liquid or solid samples in polluted aquatic and terrestrial environments.

2000 and before

Artemia Systems (acquired by INVE Aquaculture): aquaculture hatchery nutrition
Comsof: Innovative Software Development & Consultancy Services
CropDesign (acquired by BASF Plant Science): phenotyping of various plant species
Jabbla: voice technology
Devgen (acquired by Syngenta): crop protection
Möbius: business consulting
ARCHE (formerly EURAS): risk assessments for inorganic substances (metals, alloys, slags) and for flame retardants or other organic chemicals.
Avecom:  steering and optimizing microbial processes with the focus on customer's needs
TerraCottem: soil condition technology
Alphabit (acquired by Keysight):  electro magnetic simulation software for electronics and antenna analysis
EPAS (acquired bij Seureca Veolia): eco process assistance
Organic Waste Systems: anaerobic digestion plants, biodegradability and compostability testing, waste management consultancy
PeptiSyntha (acquired by Corden Pharma): manufacturing and supply of cGMP peptide APIs for pharmaceutical and biotech companies
Inverto: development of lighting solutions, wireless and green power conversion, switched reluctance technology
Dekimo: electronic services
Research Institute for Chromotography: development and promotion of chromatographic and mass spectrometric knowledge and know-how
Innogenetics (acquired by Fujirebio): diagnostic products to improve therapy management and patient health
Biotim (acquired by Waterleau): wastewater treatment technology
Plant Genetic Systems (acquired by Bayer): genetic engineering of plants
DISC (acquired by Eskographics): prepress software for the label and packaging market
Quality Control: audits, auto-inspection, inspection and sample surveys for the food industry