The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and VIB are partnering to build a bio-incubator on the VUB campus. To this end, they set up Bio Incubator Brussels bv. In this incubator, starting spin-offs will be able to develop during their first years in the close vicinity of research groups active in the life sciences.
VUB vicerector Innovation & Industry Relations Hugo Thienpont: “This dynamic self-supporting ecosystem of starting biotech companies will be able to use research infrastructure, core facilities, and pilot lines on our campus. In addition to providing logistics services, the bio-incubator will also offer programs for stimulating, guiding, and advising young entrepreneurs.”
The famous modernist concrete student facilities by architect Willy Van Der Meeren on the VUB campus in Ixelles will be given a scientifically oriented repurposing. This new interpretation of existing buildings fits in perfectly with the VUB core theme Re-Use.