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VUB spin-offs and testimonials

Since the 90’s  more than 50 VUB spin-offs have been created of which 43 are active today!
Due to very good preparation, very few businesses originating from the university have to close down.

The world needs entrepreneurial innovators that are willing to take a risk.
But being prepared and getting support are crucial to make your project succeed!

Below you can find some interviews with, articles on or quotes from VUB spin-off entrepreneurs

VUB spin-off portfolio

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°2008

HEALTHIER DATA LEADS TO BETTER DECISIONS

Collibra originates from VUB STARLab, Semantic Technology and Applications

"I wanted to start my own Google."

Watch the Trends-talk

Felix Van de Maele
CEO Collibra

Precirix

Matthias D'Huyvetter_Precirix
Matthias D'Huyvetter

 

°2019

HABITS TELL MORE THAN WORDS

hbits originates from TOR (Tempus Omnia Relevat), Sociology

“Trust, everything happens with trust. Just be straight from the beginning.”

Read the article on VUB Today (in Dutch)

Joeri Minnen
Co-founder & Business Manager

Collibra

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Felix Van de Maele

 

°2015

PRECISION RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS FOR CANCER TREATMENT

Precirix is a spin-off of VUB’s Molecular Imaging and UZ Brussel

"Scientist ánd entrepreneur, I combine both."

Read the article on VUB Today.

Matthias D'Huyvetter
Scientific Director Precirix

hbits

hbits
Joeri Minnen and Ignace Glorieux

 

°2015

DRIVING DRUG DISCOVERY

BiosenSource is a spin-off from imec and VUB, developing a measurement device.

"Stay true to yourself"

Read the interview on VUB Today

Liesbeth van Oeffelen
Entrepreneur in Bioinformatics and Device Engineering

24SEA

24SEA
Christof Devriendt

BiosenSource

Liesbeth van Oeffelen
Liesbeth van Oeffelen

 

°2017

MONITORING YOUR OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES

24SEA originates from the OWI-LAB (partners Sirris, VUB and UGENT).

"We started by listening to the industry."

Watch the video with Kanaal Z

Christof Devriendt
R&D Coordinator at OWI-lab/VUB and Co-Founder 24SEA