VUB as research partner

Opportunities for collaboration

The VUB facilitates and supports various types of R&D processes:

  • Fundamental research - Enabling scientific discovery and exploration of new knowledge
  • Strategic research - Leading to generic results and inventions with high valorisation potential
  • Applied research - Up to the stages of prototype and demonstrator development

Prestigious research

The VUB delivers elite research with an international reputation. Of course, with a strong motivation to positively impact society and enable technological innovation. Do you know our renowned  research groups? Some of these are recognized as centres of excellence: the so-called IOF Knowledge Centers.  To mention some of VUB's top research:

  • Diabetes
  • Fertility
  • Photonics
  • Robotics
  • Mobility
  • Structural Biology
  • Multimedia Forensics

Your ideal partner

Interfacing with all societal actors like industry, non-profit, policy makers, governments is crucial. About 20 % of VUB's R&D budget comes from technology transfer, industrial research and service contracts. VUB TechTransfer encourages collaboration with those institutes, knowledge centres, industrial and academic partners. It is crucial to obtain sustainable results. This spirit, VUB’s expertise and its strategic location guarantee you this: the VUB is your ideal partner for prestigious research with an outlook on Europe and the world.