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Programming language DISCOPAR gives boost to citizen science

Under the guidance of Prof. Wolfgang De Meuter of the Software Languages Lab at the VUB, dr. Jesse Zaman developed a new visual programming language with DISCOPAR that enables citizens to easily create…

Winning VUB projects of Bridge 2018

The Bridge action supports the creation of collaborative and multidisciplinary research projects in priority fields for the Brussels-Capital Region with valorization potential in the Region. Bridge projects…

New fertility treatment at UZ Brussel is a world scoop

A woman who became infertile after chemotherapy for lymphatic cancer, gave birth to a healthy baby after a new combibation of different fertility techniques at UZ Brussel. Professor Michel De Vos of the…

Call Business Partnership Facility - Enterprises for SDGs

The call is about implementing one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in one of the developing countries (See BIO-Flanders for the list of countries). Projects will be evaluated on the quality…

Entrepreneurship at the Belgian universities is rising

In the past 5 years 183 spin-offs were created at 9 large Belgian universities (5 Flemish and 4 French-speaking universities). Almost all spin-offs (49) are active in the IT sector, followed by medical…

VUB B-PHOT installs femtosecond laser writing system for photonics pilot line

The role of VUB B-PHOT in this INTERREG-project is twofold. First, they will set up a voucher scheme that will provide SMEs access to the pilot line to allow them to scale up their production. Secondly,…

Launch Brussels Initiative on Cybersecurity Innovation

Joining the forces of 15 research groups from three universities (UCL, ULB and VUB), one university college (EhB) and a collective research center (Sirris), as well as fostering interactions between…

Call of the Blue Cluster: 6th spearhead cluster in Flanders

The Blue Cluster should primarily focus on innovative research and development projects that will contribute to sustainable and promising economic activities and investments in the North Sea and beyond.

VUB researchers force breakthrough in the administration of natural painkillers

Charlotte Martin and Steven Ballet of the VUB Research Group of Organic Chemistry have succeeded in developing an injectable hydrogel that can be used to administer natural painkillers in a minimally…

Valorisation in Social and Human Sciences

VUB TechTransfer has been helping researchers with the valorisation of their research for many years. Result: A lot of successful projects, spin-offs, inventions and collaborations. Following European…