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Collibra recognized in Gartner Market Guide

For the third year in a row, VUB spin-off Collibra has been recognized in the May 2018 Gartner Market Guide for Information Stewardship Applications. It examines various vendor solutions that share a…

Catalisti Call for Partners 2018

Catalisti is looking for universities and knowledge institutes for the BIORESAL (Biobased resins from aldehydes and ligni) project. This project aims to develop and produce bio-based phenolic…

Call Programme for Innovation Procurement 2018

With the third (and for now last) call, the PIP programme offers you the opportunity to have innovative solutions developed or purchased for the problems and/ or challenges that arise in your public organization.

Smart city needs smart approach

According to the UN, Belgium is 97 % urbanized. Pieter Ballon, Director of IMEC-SMIT at VUB, talks about how smart cities set targets to improve the city life. Read more here.

VUB researcher is greatest science talent 2018

Damya Laoui, bio-engineer at VUB received the 'New Scientist Wetenschapstalent 2018' prize for her original research project. Laoui develops a vaccine that protects cancer patients against metastases of…

Gene therapy and its challenges

Over the previous three decades gene therapy has made a lot of progress, but there are still some challenges that need to be overcome to maximize the benefit of gene therapy for hemophilia patients. Thierry…

A new railway tunnel under Brussels?

VUB researchers Cathy Macharis and Geert te Boveldt from MOBI investigate the possibility of a railway tunnel between Brussels-South and Schuman. For this they have developed a new methodology: COMCA (Competence-based…

Brussels RadioTheranostics Platform

On May 22 it became official: the cooperation agreement on the Brussels RadioTheranostics Platform between Institut Jules Bordet and Vrije Universiteit Brussel was signed. Together with ULB Erasme and Association…

Professors Luc De Vuyst and Pieter Ballon receive VUB Social Valorisation Prize

Since 2012, VUB's research council has awarded the Social Valorisation Prize to scientific researchers who have a strong social impact through their commitment and drive. This year the prize goes to professor…

Biotech companies bursting on Brussels stock market

With a record amount of 12 billion euros on the stock market and up to 20.000 direct and 80.000 indirect jobs, Belgian biotech companies are in a very strong position. Experts see that international funds…