The VUB co-manages two business incubators:

  • ICAB in the Brussels Capital Region
  • IICB in Flanders

They provide office space and a broad range of supporting services.


ICAB Business and Technology Incubator (ICAB) became fully operational in October 2009. ICAB is located in the charming Arsenaal site next to the VUB campus in Etterbeek. ICAB is a business and service centre for entrepreneurs who want to launch a company in ICT or engineering. In order to offer start-ups logistic and operational support and a strategic service package, ICAB can rely on a multileveled network of technical, legal and financial expertise.

ICAB operates in close collaboration with “Gewestelijke Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij voor Brussel” (GOMB), “Brussels Agentschap voor de Onderneming” (BAO), “Brussels Instituut voor Onderzoek en de Innovatie” (Innoviris), Agoria and Sirris. ICAB is a multistakeholder initiative of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Brussels Capital Region, the GOMB, with the participation of IMEC, Palladium Group, KBC Bank, Ethias and the Qbic Fund.

Visit ICAB's website for more information.


The “Innovation & Incubation Centre Brussels” (IICB) offers young and dynamic enterprises, active in or planning to enter the market of high-technology products or services, thepossibility to grow in an environment stimulated by the presence of other enterprises already active in similar fields. It is located in the Research Park of Zellik, close to the VUB university hospital UZ Brussel.

Visit IICB's website for more information.